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DIY Pocket Wedding Invitations Part 2

Paper crafting, Crafts, Thrift, Diy, WeddingGabriela SimsComment

In Part 1 we made the envelopes and part of the backing, this will show how to complete the invitation. I used Word to design my text and graphic inside of a 4" x 6" space and printed it. 

 

Tree graphic with 2 little birdies. 

Tree graphic with 2 little birdies. 

I then cut them out and used my glue runner to adhere them to the flat part of the invitation.  I decided to move the glitter rectangle to go "inside"/behind the pocket, because I liked how it looked. 

Glitter paper in pocket. 

Glitter paper in pocket. 

 

I also added a quote that I printed and then placed that on top of a rectangle of coordinating vellum, but let creativity be your guide, this was just what I chose. 

I also used word to type up my directions and RSVP. They directions were cut to 4" x 5.5", but anything under 5"x 7" will fit.  I cut the RSVP to 3.5" x 5.5" so that when they were stacked together they would later nicely.

Inserts in pocket. 

Inserts in pocket. 

 

Now you're all done! The invitations here will fit inside A7 sized envelopes and the RSVP inserts will fit inside A2 sized envelopes.  Mine were .70 to mail each, and I also added a small Velcro closure for my invitations to give them a little, well, snap. :) Happy Crafting! 

Ribbon Roses

Diy, CraftsGabriela SimsComment

These are a few roses that I made from organdy ribbon.  

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These are simple to create, here's what you'll need: 

  • Ribbon that you like (1-1/2 inches wide and 30 inches long)
  • Stem wire 
  • Needle and thread coordinating colors will be best, but any should work. 
  • Wire cutters  
  • Scissors
  • Green satin fabric (1/2 inch wide by 6 inches long) 
  • Fabric glue

 

 

Start by folding ribbon down at a 45 degree angle about 3" from one end. 

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Then fold down the again forming a point. 

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Continue using the long part as the "working" ribbon.

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You'll form a "diamond".

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Continue like this until you have 4 layers of diamonds.

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Now you'll find a tiny hole in the center: 

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Thread the end of the ribbon you were folding ("working" ribbon end) through the hole, gently, until there is enough to  grab, try not to pull too hard.  

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Twist the end in a clockwise direction while gently holding the layers in the opposite hand and releasing them as the edges begin to twist.

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When you reach the end grab the loose end and bunch it with the end you pulled through and sew them together with your needle and thread. 

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Trim excess ribbon.

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Cut length of wire to about 5". 

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Wrap wire around edge of fabric. 

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Cover stitches with small piece of green fabric and glue, then you're done. 

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Now you've made your first flower, make a bunch and turn them into pins or into a tiny garden! 😃 

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