Christmas Themed Invites

posted 2 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
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Busy bee

This is cute! Buy some inexpensive paper doilies and cut them on two sides to get the right shape!

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I might even do what I sent above, but in a dark green. Then in the center where the bow is, tie a sprig of pine! The card will smell like Christmas! (Just make sure it is fake with spray or something so sap doesn’t drip all in it)

Post # 6
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Busy bee

These look similar, but more simple and there are instructions (as long as you can find a similar paper punch): http://www.do-it-yourself-invitations.com/christmas-wedding-invitations.html

You could arrange the punched out branches in more of a circular shape, and punch out even smaller circles than they have here that can mimic the berries in the inspiration photo you posted.

You could also find a design that you like that you can buy in digital format and print yourself (I’ve seen these for sale on etsy). This article seems helpful in that respect: https://apracticalwedding.com/how-to-print-your-own-wedding-invitations/

 

patchm :  I LOVE the idea of a green doily with a sprig of pine. And doily wedding invitations seem really easy to make from these videos!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

What about a site like Vistaprint, and instead of doing a wedding invitation, use a template for a Christmas party invitation? Or just do holiday themed colors?

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

You should see if any of your local libraries have a silhouette (camio, curio) or cricut machine (usually in the tech lab if they have something like that)There are some really neat possibilities you can do with one and usually you just have to bring some paper of your own.

We thought about making our own christmas time invitations with the beautiful watercolor wreaths this person does https://www.etsy.com/listing/246521825/watercolor-digital-art-set-clip-art?ref=shop_home_active_1 she also had some more specific christmas ones with hollyberries and such around christmas, i’m sure you could probably still get it. You could have that be the top half and then download a pretty free font, probably throw it together in word or if you know someone good at photoshop,and have them printed somewhere that has good printing prices.

I’m also wondering if you could use a preprinted christmas-y scrapbook page and then handwrite or print the info in. Something like this https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/8a/fc/7f/8afc7f6808d6be2d89bf6d39f94e19e1–scrapbook-page-layouts-scrapbooking-ideas.jpg 

or this https://cdn-media0.creativememoriesau.com/media/catalog/product/cache/3/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/c/h/christmaspastf2fspread_-_copy.jpg

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

sarathemermaid :  This seems like a similar design if you decide to print it yourself. I’m not sure how much the cost of paper/envelopes or the cost to print would be, but the two designs I’ve found are $8.00 each.

Just the invite (they have sets too): https://www.etsy.com/listing/485646112/pinecone-winter-wedding-invitation-set

 

This one looks pretty too: https://www.etsy.com/listing/496290369/pinecone-winter-wedding-invitation-set

These articles seem helpful in the diy/print your own regard:

https://apracticalwedding.com/make-your-own-wedding-invitations/

https://apracticalwedding.com/how-to-print-your-own-wedding-invitations/

http://www.brides.com/gallery/diy-printable-online-wedding-invitations-downloads-how-to

 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

sarathemermaid :  Honestly, if you are truly looking for something that is as low as possible, I would just use this similar design from vistaprint (ID: 2072379). You can choose a light or dark background. 

Link to the light background (I think): http://www.vistaprint.com/studio.aspx?template=2072380_A42&ag=True&xnav=HSG_Design_Button&rd=1

They have a 25% off promotion going that they were advertising when I visited their website (Code: VPDEALS), and with that deal I priced out 40 inviataions (with upgraded paper) and envelopes for 32$ (without the promotion it was 43$). I honestly don’t think you’re going to find something more cost effective than that.

DIY is nice, especially if it’s something you really want to make yourself, but speaking from experience DIYing invites for bachelorette parties and bridal showers, it would likely end up being more expensive than $1 or less per invite. You should price it out before you do any DIY, but I think it would be hard to get more cost effective than that.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

 

sarathemermaid :  I used Vistaprint for both my STDates and Invites and they had great templates, easy to use software, and fast delivery. Highly recommend. 

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