Crafting your wedding stationery is a very simple way to personalise your wedding, along with the end product being something you are proud of, as it is handmade by you. Here at Brides-Made, we show you how simple and fun it is to create unique and personalised items for your wedding day that friends and family can take part in, making the process of your wedding enjoyable.
Along with providing inspirational craft products, we sell printable downloads for invites and decided to test one of them using printed.com’s new Wedding Collection. Ordering their sample pack really helped us decide on what type of paper we felt suited our invite design. Within their various paper collection we chose Nettuno; a ribbed white paper.
Once our invitations and RSVP cards arrived, we were able to start crafting to show you how simple and fun it can be to add your personal, handmade touch to them.
Lots of craft products can be used to express both your personalities; whether it be diamonds, lace, pearls, ribbon or baker’s twine; each can set a different feel and style to your wedding. We have found that the best place to purchase any form of craft products in bulk for wedding invites is eBay, as you can find most items that you need and it’s not too expensive.
For this post, we wanted to show brides-to-be how we would add simple DIY touches to our printed invites and how it makes them stand out to be more unique; along with how different materials showcase different styles.
To make a modern invite with a rustic twist, all you need is some baker's twine, buttons and your printed stationery.
Place your button through your baker’s twine.
Turn your invite to the back, and twist the baker's twine to make a crisscross on the back.
Turn your invite around, bringing both sides of the bakers twine around, and move your button into the middle of the invite.
Add your RSVP card onto one side of the twine and move the card into the middle.
Finish off with tying the baker's twine into a bow.
With this invite you could also go a different way and make it convey a more romantic feel to it using lace doilies and mini wooden pegs.
Fold your lace doilie in half and glue the bottom half to the back of the invite and do this on both sides.
Using your mini wooden peg, take your RSVP card and attach to the top of your invite. Simple!
It's definitely worth considering adding handmade touches to your invites — we feel it adds character to your stationery. We hope we have inspired you to craft handmade ideas into your wedding and how simple and fun it can be.
We wish you all the best with your wedding planning...and crafting!
Brides-made have a passion for crafts and weddings and put thier twist on the wedding market by showing brides-to-be how to craft items for their wedding day. Find out more at www.brides-made.co.uk and www.facebook.com/yourbridesmade