September 27

DIY Wedding Invitation Ribbon Embellishments

Last time we featured a wedding invitation embellishment DIY, we showed you how to add your own jewels and gems to our lovely designs. Today, we’re featuring two different ribbon embellishments that will give your wedding invitations the perfect hint of texture and depth.

Idea #1: Double Ribbon Embellishments

This unique idea frames your wedding invitations in two bands of ribbons. To get started, gather together the supplies listed below:

Step One: Attach the Ribbon

Make sure there’s enough ribbon to wrap around the backside of the invitations so you can secure it tightly. Use the tape to keep it in place.

Step Two: Add Layered Card

Use the double-sided tape to attach the layered card to the back of the invitation, masking the spots where you attached the ribbon. Make sure to use plenty of tape—you wouldn’t want the back of your invites to slip off!

Step Three: Enjoy!

Aren’t they pretty? We love how the ribbon adds a subtle extra-special touch!

Idea #2: Ribbon Embellishments with Bow

This type of look is a little harder to pull off, so we recommend practicing on some scrap paper first. All you need to get started are the following supplies:

Step One: Measure and Cut Holes for the Ribbon

Carefully measure the middle of the card to establish where you’d like to place the bow. Use the cutting board or mat as backing as you slice into the cardstock, making little slits just big enough to fit the width of the ribbon through.

Step Two: Pull the Ribbon Through

To begin forming your bow, pull the ribbon through the front of the card so that the loose ends are in the back. In the front of the card, the ribbon should lie flat against the invitation between the two slits you cut.

Note: This image shows the back of the card.

Step Three: Wrap the Ribbon Around to Form a Bow

Pull each side of the ribbon back through the same slits in the card, allowing them to cross each other in the back. When you pull through the loose ends on either side, it will form a bow in the front of the card.

Tug the ends to make sure it’s tight, then trim any excess ribbon to the desired length.

Note: This image shows the back of the card.

Step Four: Add Layered Card

Attach the layered card to the back of the invitation, hiding the backside of your bow, using double-sided tape.

Step Five: Enjoy!

Your finished DIY wedding invitations with ribbon embellishments are ready to be mailed!

Did you try out this DIY project at home? Send photos to and we’ll be happy to feature your handiwork!


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About Katie

Katie M. is a Writer at Wedding Paper Divas. She has the privilege of viewing nearly every piece of stationery before it goes up on the website, giving her the ultimate inside scoop on upcoming trends in the stationery world. She loves classic designs with a surprising twist, and enjoys finding new ways to express her ever-evolving personal style—a blend of traditional glamour and bohemian whimsy that makes Wedding Paper Divas a perfect fit! In addition to her love for writing, Katie is obsessed with health and fitness, skincare, UC Santa Barbara, all things adorable, the beach, dancing, cooking, getting real mail, fresh flowers, discount shopping, and shoes (who isn’t?). Katie is a contributing editor to Diva Dialogue. Be sure to check out her recurring feature, “Rant or Rave.”

2 thoughts on “DIY Wedding Invitation Ribbon Embellishments

  1. LCIPaper

    These invitations are embellished beautifully! Securing the ribbon under the first invitation layer is a great idea; a discreet place for unsightly adhesives, knots, and the path of the ribbon.

    There is an article on our blog, Five Ways to use a Craft Hole Punch to Embellish Invitations, in which we embellished two invitations with ribbon. As you will see in the beginning of the article, a simple ribbon stitch punch was used to create holes to weave the ribbon through. The first invitation features a simple curled ribbon in the upper left hand corner; the second features a “stitched” ribbon border – the ribbon weaved around the edge of the entire invitation. In both cases, the path of the ribbon and the final securing knot was seen on the back of the invitation card; a problem that could be remedied with the simple addition of a backing card.

    Thank you for the great idea!


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