Origami DIY Wedding Invitations

Origami is an oriental style of art and craft, and essentially in definition and translation, it means to say “folding paper”, as “ori” translates to ‘folding’ whilst “gami” means “paper” (a connotation of kami). This Japanese art form has spread throughout the world. The beauty of the creations can truly marvel and the precision and patience it takes to make them truly tests one’s character. Therefore, when you opt to do up your DIY wedding invitations in a unique way, you might want to think of Origami and DIY Wedding Invitations.

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There are many types of origami, as well as techniques and materials, which you can use. In addition, when it comes to shapes there also various types you can come up with, whether it is to tie it up with your wedding theme, with the traditional ones being flowers, or even just something the bride and groom cherish and want to use as their wedding theme.  In this edition of DIY Invitations Ideas, we have looked into a few ways, types and shapes of origami you can use for your DIY wedding invitation base using paper stock and accessorising with speciality wedding paper. Let us look at what you can do.

1.      Cranes

Cranes are considered lucky, and for you to feature a crane on the front facing of your DIY wedding invite would be quite lucky too. Cranes are also one of the popular origami shapes and is considered somewhat easy to implement, once you have gotten the hang of it. Make a few samples before you embark on the final one.

2.      Butterflies

Butterflies, whether they are real, photographs or even illustrations, they are all beautiful. For you to come up with something as an origami butterfly is so unique and unusual that could amaze your invitee trying to figure out how you did it. You can find yourself creating simple yet beautiful butterflies with patterned paper, or intricate complex ones as well.

3.      Lotus

Lotus flowers are beautiful and are quite intricate depending on the type of origami you choose. No matter which one you choose, your outcome of a beautiful lotus flower will be quite spectacular. You can opt to use one large intricate lotus or many to form a design on your DIY wedding invitation. The choice is up to you.

4.      Roses

Roses have always held an esteemed place in wedding planning and even in origami; you will find these beauteous flowers quite popular. Decked in red, white or whichever colour you have chosen and with different folding types for a larger bloom or even bud, you can arrive at a beautiful design for the invite.

5.      Hearts

A heart origami is quite appropriate for a wedding, don’t you think? In addition, it can be quite intricate. This carefully folded heart could very well be the centrepiece of your design or even make up a design of its own using various heart origami pieces.

6.      Other Shapes

Other shapes that you can make with origami for your DIY wedding invitations include the likes of a windmill, fish, peacock, wreath, seashells, horses, elephants, doves, swans, stars and many more. Start discovering now!

Accessorising Your DIY Wedding with Glittered Speciality Paper

If you like glitter, we’ve got some ideas for you (and your wedding day). There are so many ways you can accessorise your various wedding elements with things that glitter and shimmer, but what about your DIY wedding invitations, stationery for the invitations package as well as those to be used during the wedding too. You could easily add some marvellous accents that are creative for a memorable look. Here are some ideas we came up that may just be ideal for your DIY wedding.

First of all, there are many types of glittered speciality paper available for handmade weddings. When you are choosing to DIY, consider which design or pattern, or even quality and colours of glittered speciality paper suits your wedding vision the best, and then take it from there. In terms of colour, you get gold and silver being the likely choices, as well as charcoal, white (with silver), and blue to name a few. You also get a choice of design and pattern, from the standard stripes to flourishes and swirls, paisley and intricate lace like designs. Take your pick and make your DIY wedding invitations and stationery one to remember.

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Now, when you purchase glittered speciality paper, there are various ways you can use it. Basically, it comes down to your creativity and vision. But here are some of our ideas.

The great thing about glitter paper is that you can easily DIY it. It can be used as a backdrop, a layer or separator between two layers for definition, or even a border. It doesn’t always have to be straight or square in shape, you can add dimension to it simply with a scissor and a guide. If you wanted to feature a brooch in the centre of your DIY wedding invitation or even your order of service card, you could fix it on a square, circle or scalloped base.

DIY Invitations Speciality Glittered Wedding Paper Stock

Another way to do it up would be to create a sense of pop between layers of normal paper or card stock so that there’s an element of excitement and surprise in your DIY wedding stationery. It’s the same with borders; however they too need not be straight edged. Consider a flourished or scalloped design and make things interesting.

With glittered speciality paper, you can easily add a sense of oomph to your DIY stationery creations.