Post # 1
As I was looking at Save The Date options I got stuck on the idea of having wooden magnets but as I was looking at design options I wasn’t finding anything I really liked. At some point, I casually turned to my engineer Fiance and said “You don’t have access to a laser cutter do you?” To my astonishment he said “Yeah” and we never looked back.
I did the design work. He did the vector work and actual cutting. I am so happy with how they turned out:
We bought model quality sheets of birch wood and stained it with coral stain
The magnet is composed of a top ‘cut out’ on top of the coral ‘base’ that has our wedding website on it
The top pieces seperated. The heart is roughly where the ceremony and reception will be.
The bottom pieces on the sheet ready to be popped out:
The stack of the finished Save the Dates without the magnets on them yet. We used Titebond II premium wood bond to glue the two together. It dries quickly and clearly.
All in all I am thrilled with the result and it was a great project to do with my Fiance. It made these all the more special to make them together using our combined talents. I’d love to see other people’s Save the Dates that you made yourself!
Post # 2
That is so adorable Good job!
(dang, wish I had access to a laser cutter!) 🙂
Post # 3
Did you try one through the postal service yet? I’d be afraid that with the machines they run everything through (US), your guests will end up with an envelope of wood chips. They’ve ripped up enough stuff for me, through the years.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2016 - Our Backyard
Wow they are beautiful! I wanted wooden invites but they would have cost a fortune. Great job, thanks for sharing!
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
They’re gorgeous! So clever!
I’d also be worried about popping them through the post – could you get a couple of pieces of Card to pop them between to give them a fraction more protection?
We’ve made our own, but nothing as clever as these!
These are ours:
I created the writing myself – it’s filled with our favourite Comic Book Characters 🙂
Post # 6
Those are awesome!! Love’em!
Post # 7
This has to be one of the best DIY projects I’ve ever seen for a wedding. They came out great
Post # 8
Wow, those are amazing!!! I’m so jealous. My Fiance probably has access to some kind of laser cutter at school (he’s an engineering major), but I graduated last semester and I would want to be there to oversee the project hahaha 🙂 Congrats, they came out so great!
Post # 9
damn girl! that’s awesome! In my head I was picturing like a round piece of trunk with ‘save the date’ handwritten in sharpie and a magnet taped to the back!
I’m impressed! That’s super super cute!
Post # 10
Amazing. If you opened up an etsy store I would be one of your first customers!
Post # 11
Wow they are great! I love magnetic save the dates because you have to keep them so long it’s just so easy. Just a thought.. Did you test them out on your fridge? We’ve had a couple of magnets that were too heavy for our fridge and kept sliding down and one even scratched the stainless steel on its way 🙁 but I may just be unlucky Lol!
Post # 12
I haven’t but they are very thin. Literally 1/8 of an inch including the magnet and are incredibly light about 1oz. I will be wrapping them in them in thickpaper and put them in an envelope.
Thank you! Yeah the premade ones get very expensive. DIY for the win! haha
Thank you so much! I LOVE your comic text. That is super creative and personally I like the subtly.
That is so nice of you to say! Thank you!
Haha I hear ya! It was really nice that he was able to show me a few mock ups before we committed to a big batch because we did make a few tweaks.
Your comment made me laugh! Yeah I wasn’t sure how they would turn out but I am super happy with them.
Thank you! Haha maybe I might just do that 😉
Thank you! Yes, I have tested them. We used birch for that reason. The 2 layers together are 1/16 inch and with the magnets (2 strips) only weigh about 1oz.
Post # 13
Laser Cutters are amazing!! My Fiance and I made so much stuff in college with it but now that we are out of school we no longer have access… 🙁 i miss it haha
Post # 14
You should look into a tech shop! They are all over the place and depending on what you want them for are usually extremely reasonable. Even if yuo only do 2-3 projects a month.
Post # 15
Your save the dates have inspired me!! I thought of a way to do mine that doesn’t involve laser cutting, unfortunuately, but that does involve a wood magnet. I’m doing something along these lines:
I bought the wood slices today, am going to make a custom stamp to use for the magnet, and will print the text on cardstock! I found all the papercrafting stuff at Hobby Lobby for super cheap 😀
Thanks for the inspiration 😉