Everybody loves getting gifts, but essentially, it is the thought that counts. However, if you are gifts, then putting some extra effort into how you present it can go a long way. It’s the same thing when it comes to gift giving at your wedding, in the forms of wedding favours or wedding bombonieres. Today, we focus on the great selection of DIY gift boxes made available by DIY Invitations and also how they can work for your wedding.
There are various types of gift boxes available out there, and can be classified differently from invitations boxes, to gift boxes and not forgetting the wedding favours or bomboniere boxes. These are available on the online store, and can also be used for other purposes should you require them, taking them from what they were intended to be. If you see a way they can work for you, whether for your wedding day, a milestone or special event or even just for day-to-day activities.
DIY Invitation Boxes
The first selection of DIY boxes are the invitation boxes which can be used to send out your wedding invitations, in a quality, high-end package that makes a statement. These invitation boxes that can also be assembled yourself, comes in varying sizes and not to mention colours, finishes and textures depending on your wedding theme. Choose from the likes of the sizing of the boxes which include A4, A5, A6 sizes, as well as square (150mm x 150mm, 13mm depth), DL (220mm x 110mm, 13mm depth), rigid and flat pack boxes that can leave a great impression with your invitees. These boxes can also be used for other requirements, such as to hold a beautiful gift for your bridesmaids and maid of honour, or something else altogether.
DIY Gift Boxes
The next selection of boxes which can be assembled together are the gift boxes. These come in a myriad of sizes to fit various types of gifts and range from small to large items and also, the material used to make these DIY gift boxes also make a statement, depending on whether you are opting for paper board boxes or clear PVC boxes that are so chic if accessorised right. Choose from the likes of small, trinket, mug, book, crystal, lingerie, wine, and gown boxes for the perfect look when giving out gifts in the colour, paper texture, and finish you desire for a high-end quality look. Classified under small boxes, you will find the clear PVC box ranges where you can see the contents within, and include the styles of cubic boxes, pillow pack boxes and also noodle boxes.
DIY Bomboniere Boxes
This selection is similar to that made available in the small box range under gift boxes and features the likes of paper bomboniere boxes as well as plastic bomboniere boxes that are made out of thin and clear PCV. Some of the popular box styles include the two-piece sets, which includes the base and lid (that can be accessories with tape, ribbons and more), noodle boxes as well as cube boxes. In terms of plastic PVC boxes, you can choose between cube boxes and pillow pack boxes where the content is visible. In this case, you can add coloured tissue paper, potpourri, or any other item to spruce up the look that you are going for and then further accessorise with the likes of a ribbon, a bow cluster and more depending on the style of your wedding or special event.
If you are thinking of being a DIY bride, that’s great! You will be able to instil your brand of awesomeness into your wedding and it will be beautiful. Starting with your wedding invitation, then your stationery and even certain aspects of your wedding decor, you will have your say and it will be just perfect. However, you have to understand that as a Bride, you’ll have a lot of planning to do with your fiancé, and a lot of items on your plate to handle right up to the moment you walk down the aisle. Therefore, it’s important you either work out a plan to handle everything ahead of time, appoint people in your family or bridal party to undertake certain items or simply, find easy ways of doing up the likes of DIY wedding invitations and stationery, various elements of your decor accessories and more.
So, how do you go about doing up your DIY wedding invitations and stationery in an easy way? There are a few ways you could start, where the easiest way would be to call up a great invitation retailers who can provide you with DIY wedding invitation kits. Sometimes these kits come as a complete suite, so all you need to do is pick a colour and texture (in terms of paper choice and its weight in gsm), and then order them to add your own whirl of magic.
How do you go about adding that whirl of magic? It’s really simple if you have the right equipment. These include the likes of paper cutting scissors that are fine and precise; paper punches in various shapes and sizes that match the theme you have envisioned; stamps that say a few romantic words or something cool; ribbons and such trims; sprinkles and glitter dust; various paper adhesives; decorative tapes and more.
These can be sometimes general if you take the likes of stamps that you can buy at your local stationer or off the web. What you can do is come up with a great design that fits your unique theme and have it custom made and sent across to you. This could be something along the lines of a monogram or personalised motif. You could also use natural elements such as skeleton and fossil leaves, shells, feathers, and petals to add your own unique touch to your DIY wedding invitations and stationery. If you don’t want to spend too much on the stamps, or the design you have does not require a certain level of precision, you could use items that are available in your home. These include the likes of sponges to get a beautiful effect with paint or glitter paint and so forth, or even use the likes of potatoes to cut out shapes and use that to stamp ink or paint onto your DIY wedding invitations.
These are just some ways in which you can make your life easier as DIY bride, and doing up your DIY wedding invitations in a fun and unique way.
Being engaged is a blissful feeling, isn’t it? In the midst of all the daydreaming of the wedding, you are making plans for your big day. Like most brides out there, you want something unique that has not been done over and over again. As a sophisticated and modern bride, you want to DIY, and you can, with the likes of using everyday arts and crafts combined with DIY wedding invitations.
What you will initially need to sort out would be your DIY wedding invitations, and you can acquire those from a reputable wedding invitations retailer that deals with DIY kits. Make sure you have the right colour in mind, and the style in terms of whether it is folded, tri-folded, or freestanding card with no folds. Once you know the basis of the invite card, get the invitation wording you want and even add your guest list into their system and have those printed and kept aside for decorating, with everyday arts and crafts.
When we say arts and crafts, we mean decorative design and handicrafts using items that you will find in your own home. It is what you make out of those materials with the help of tools that offer you a myriad of options to make something beautiful come alive. Some of these very items could be the found in your sewing booth, while the others in the kitchen. However, certain tools that go the extra mile to make a beautiful creation will need to be acquired. These tools include the likes of punches whether it is for a singular design or a border design, to decorative scissors, stamps, ink, and paint. In terms of materials, you may use paper be it the flimsy or hard variety, which depends on the paper weight, cloth and paper ribbons, burlap, lace, doilies, origami paper, embroidery thread, and beading.
To make the likes of quills (with paper), pinwheels, ribbon and paper flowers, handprint art, stamp illustrations using stamps, or stamps cut out of fruits and vegetables and the list goes on, there are techniques that need to be used. For example, when involved in paper quilling, you need to cut out thin strips of paper that are 1/4 cm in width and roll it tightly. Once this is done, you can shape it to make the design you want and glue it to paper so it stays that way.
These are just some ways in which you can transform your DIY wedding invitations into something beautiful and truly unique. Add your own touches and make your wedding one that your family and friends will talk about for years to come.
A Save the Date card, or ‘STD’ as it is known in the wedding planning world, is an ideal way of letting your family and friends know that there is a wedding a foot and that you would love them to join you on your special day, and of course to reserve the day for merriment and joy. There are many ways in which you can convey this message, and important when it comes to etiquette.
The thing about Save the Date cards is that if you are opting to use them, then it will be the first item of wedding stationery the guests will receive. If you want to create an impression, then you may need to put some thought into the design, especially if you want the wedding invitations to follow suit. However, some brides and grooms opt to have their Save the Date cards stand out from the rest of the wedding stationery, and then opt to use folded cards, to postcards and magnet cards to act as reminders, some couples even send out bookmarks that are customised to their wedding theme. Let us find out more on Save the Date cards, how you can DIY them and much more.
The main reason why one should have a Save the Date card would be for two main reasons, one being the fact that they are hosting a destination wedding or that their wedding falls on a holiday season. If you want your friends and family to attend your special day, then you need to give them prior notice so that they make the necessary arrangements to be there to share the joy. When it comes to sending out your Save the Date cards, eight months would be considered polite, giving them time to take care of financial considerations and other such things.
When it comes to a DIY Save the Date, then you can take on much more. You could opt to use a word processor and do them yourself by selecting clip-art and putting together the save the date wording, which would usually include the names of the bride and groom, the date of the special day and of course the location. You could opt to illustrate it too, or even use fun typography. If you really want to keep it personal, then opt to have your DIY save the date as a photograph with no text whatsoever, and only featuring the wedding date and your name in banners in the photograph itself.
The newest trends when it comes to wedding is, will you be a DIY bride or not? DIY makes things fun, exciting, and one of the best projects to work on as a DIY bride would be the wedding invitations and stationery. In this edition of DIY Wedding Invitations, we are focusing on Paper Cutting and how you can put this great style into use for a beautiful, elegant, and classy DIY wedding invitation. Amaze your family, friends, and guests with such a great creation. Here is how and what you will need.
Essentially, what you will first require would be a vision for your DIY wedding invitations and stationery. If you have a theme in mind for the wedding, then you can start from there, and find inspirations for the rest. Find a beautiful design, or even make a beautiful design, by sketching it out on paper and ask your family and close friends for their opinions if you want to, and then set your heart on it. Once you have this design set, this will act as your template, and you will need to make sure that the design has outlines that are distinct in order for them to be visible to be cut.
Materials Required for Paper Cut DIY Wedding Invites
- DIY Wedding Invitations Kits/ Paper
- Exacto Knife
- Swivel Blade (best used when cutting curves)
- Scalpel (with either a rounded blade or straight blade)
- Cutting Mat
- Snap Blades
- Pin Tools
- Either the following:
- Printer (to print the template onto the DIY wedding invitation kits, as well as invitation wordings, if you are not opting to have the invitations retailer carry out printing services)
- Tracing Paper/Carbon Paper and Stylus Tool
The Next Step to DIY Paper Cut Wedding Invitations
Once you have your design template, you need to determine what you want to cut, that is for positive or negative space, but essentially, what you are usually aiming for is a cutout. Some of us have difficulty transferring the pattern or template for your paper cutting. There are a number of ways in which you can go about it whereby the easiest would be to print it onto the wedding invite facing itself. However, you can also opt to make a template cut-out or print the design or image, stick it onto the wedding invite card and then cut out the design till its complete. Another way would be to use either tracing paper or carbon paper to transfer the template onto the wedding invite paper.
After that, use the knife and blades appropriately and carefully to get your result. Remember that the beautiful outcome that would be your wedding invitation requires a lot of patience and time, as well as commitment to it and the end result.