Lace bands for wedding invites

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Miss2BaMRS:  There’s a special glue I use for lace…it’s called ‘tacky’ glue…lets you set things right where you want them and doesn’t make a huge mess.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

You know, I have been thinking about doing something like this myself.

 

I found some invitations at Archivers that were on clearance for 75% off so I got 75 for less than $15. I do like them a lot – they are the print at home type and they have a velvet damask pattern, but I really want to add something else to make them just a smidge more eloquent.

I might have to refine my search a little bit and maybe check Pinterest again. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

glue dots maybe?

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I had lace belly bands for my invites as well. I used glue dots, but I also had a square monogram on top. I think fabric glue would probably work better if you aren’t going to put something on top. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Miss2BaMRS:  I just finished putting mine together and I used three glue dots down the edge of the lace to keep the lace closed.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

I would go glue dots on the back.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@csteen85

Oh my! Those are gorgeous!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@csteen85:  These are beautiful, did you design these?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn

@csteen85:  Beautiful! I love the lace and I’m a total sucker for baker’s twine. If you don’t mind me asking, where did you buy your lace?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Ooooh, Bees!  I’m so happy you like them!! It’s the first feedback I’ve gotten on them as I literally JUST finished the bands yesterday right before I posted them.

 

@Miss2BaMRS:  My invitations are 5×7.  The lace is 3.5 inches wide and I bought about 22 yards of it and cut it into 11-inch long pieces.  I had to make about 70 of them and it took me three evenings in front of the TV, but it wasn’t so bad.  I laid out a piece of parchment paper on my coffee table, put out all my supplies and got going.  Leaving it out helped me finish it, so I didn’t put it off for too long.  

I’d just advise that you actually assemble the bands around the invitation and then stick the inserts behind the lace – if you try to do it off the invitations and slip them on, it’ll take you twice as long. 

ALSO – if you get very “lacey” lace, the glue dots can sort of stick to the back of the invitation or something else.  I tried to put the glue dots on the thicker parts of the lace so it wouldn’t bleed through.

 

@squares:  Hey, thanks!  I actually scoured the web for MONTHS looking for the perfect invites and I found an Etsy seller who designed these.  I bought the digital proofs from her and had them printed and I sliced them all myself and designed the packaging.  I’m glad you like them – after so long of looking at them, I was really growing tired of them, lol.

@FutureMrsWeston:  Thanks, I like twine too! I bought my lace from debslace.com.  She’s actually out of this particular pattern which makes me sad, because I really loved it and was looking to purchase some more from her, but she has lots of other options.  🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn

@csteen85:  Thanks so much! I’ve been having so much trouble finding lace that isn’t one-sided, like on a trim, but this website seems to have a ton of great options 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@csteen85:  Love how your invitations turned out! I am planning on a lace band for our invitations too. Thank you for the link!

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