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.
More and more brides are getting more and more involved in wedding planning, right down to the making wedding items and elements themselves, such as the wedding invitations and stationery to the wedding decor. However, at the time of the wedding, the decor needs to be handled by somebody else, but the wedding stationery and invitations can be sorted out way in advance, and therefore is a convenient choice to DIY when it comes to their wedding.
You have the options of going with both DIY Wedding Invitations and Stationery Kits or to start from scratch with DIY Wedding Invitations and Stationery. Depending on which choice you opt for, the next stage is done accordingly. Let’s look at both options.
DIY Wedding Invitations and Stationery Kits
When choosing this option, you have to first have a theme or vision in mind to make sure that you do not purchase the kits and then later change your mind. Therefore, sketch out what you have in mind, and then look for the type of kits that match your criteria. Whether its a shape, sizing or the way it is styled or folds, there are many things to look at, not forgetting colour, of course. The next stage would be to opt for printing or calligraphy. Some of the best wedding invitations retailers allow you to customise your DIY wedding invitations kits from the start, just by giving them the guest list and they will print it for you and have it delivered. If you opt of out this option, then you can go with a calligrapher to have everything handwritten. If you have beautiful handwriting, then you can go ahead and do it yourself. However, if you are going to have the wedding invitation wording printed separately, then that item can be left as the final touch, which then needs to be attached to the wedding invite creation. You may opt to add ribbons, floral embellishments, studs, buckles and so forth for that added glam.
Start from Scratch with DIY Wedding Invitations and Stationery
If you are doing the wedding invitations and stationery from scratch, you will need tools and materials. Here are some items you will need, and it is always best when you have a vision and theme before starting and even buying the materials in question.
- Paper (either normal, crystal or recycled paper – 200-250gsm)
- Cutter and Cutting Tool
- Paper Punches
- Rubber Stamps & Inkpads
- Watercolour Paint and Brushes
- Adhesive & Glue
- Bows (card variety, organza, ribbon, satin, etc)
- Diamante Gems
- Jewel Sprays
- Calligraphy Pens
With these tools and materials, you can set about making the vision of your DIY wedding invite and stationery come alive. Make sure to be careful when using these tools, especially the cutters and scissors to not hurt yourself, and enjoy creating your masterpiece. Always create a sample beforehand to make sure you know what you want and you can see the intended result so that all your DIY wedding invites and stationery maintain the same standard.
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.