(Closed) Creating belly bands or other options

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ribbons are a popular choice.  Once you have the invitations printed, you can take one to Michaels and see if they have a ribbon that would look good.  Maybe a wide piece of lace attached in the back with double stick tape?  I used a 1″ strip of red vellum and I liked that it was a bit see through, but brought some color to my invitations.  Plus vellum is very inexpensive and you get several strips per sheet.

Good luck!  I dont think there is any right or wrong way to make a belly band.  Some people make thin ones, some are wider, some are all different (maybe leftover scrapbook paper?)  Just have fun with it!

Post # 4
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466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Belly bands are pretty easy.  I used wrapping paper, a ruler, and a rotary cutter, although it probably would have been easier with a paper trimmer.  I made mine an inch and a half wide, but you can decide what looks best for your invites.  I just laid all the stuff out on the kitchen counter and watched TV while I cut, cut, cut.  It’s a pretty repetitive task!

Post # 5
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Can you post a picture of the invite and maybe everyone will be able to get a better idea of how to dress them up?  I used ribbon to hold a charm on the top of my invites and attached it and kept it in place using double stick tape. 

Post # 6
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300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Great idea to use belly bands to dress up your invites . . . I think they add so much! I used ribbon, a 1″ circle punch, scrapbook paper, yellow and green Brides brand flowers and a bronze Brides brand crystal from Michaels to make mine. The ribbon is glued together underneath the circle. Good luck!

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Depends on the size of your invitations.  Mine were 6″ squares.  I used 8.5×14 cardstock, printed out monogram on it and cut it into 1.5″ strips.  You can buy cardstock bellybands from paperpresentation.com or envelopperinc.com if you like.

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