DIY Wedding Invitations

May 14

How-To: Layer on Style with Ribbon & Envelopments®

It’s all about the package, really. Wedding stationery gets an extra dose of refinement when it’s “packaged” with ribbon and envelopments. It’s an easy DIY way to add design elegance to your day. We promise. Here are two ways to do it, in a few easy steps.

DIY #1: The Layered Pocket

Fold in some sophisticated magic with this menu pocket fold and ribbon. Using a thick ribbon in a contrasting color will convey style and confidence.

ribbon DIY for wedding invitations

How to Get the Look:

1. Cut one long piece of ribbon.

ribbon DIY for wedding invitations

2. Center the ribbon evenly on the front of the envelopment, and apply with double-sided tape.
3. Apply double-sided tape to each corner of the menu and place evenly on the front of the envelopment and the ribbon.
4. Tuck the additional pieces in the pocket (we used a song request card and an advice card) and tie the ribbon in a bow to complete the look.

ribbon DIY for wedding invitations

DIY #2: The Pocket Fold

ribbon DIY for wedding invitations

How to Get the Look:

1. For your invite, use the “Around the Corners” ribbon method explained in this post.
2. Apply double-sided tape to each corner of your invite and place evenly on the center page of the envelopment. Place your response and enclosure cares into the pocket.
3. Using a long piece of thick ribbon in the same color, center the ribbon on the outside of the envelopment’s center page, and secure with a small piece of double-sided tape.
4. Fold, or close, the envelopment and tie the ribbon in a smart and sassy bow. Ta-da.

See more ribbon DIY here: How-To: 4 Fabulous Ribbon DIYs for Wedding Invitations

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May 7

How-To: 4 Fabulous Ribbon & Bow DIYs for Wedding Invitations

Ready to get your invitations ribbon-fabulous? We have four ways to do it. Grab your girls and get a DIY evening on the calendar. (Your guests will never know how easy these touches were to add.)


DIY #1: Around the Corners

This DIY packs a stylish punch and is easy as can be. Make sure to choose a thin ribbon that complements your invitation’s color palette. Quick tip: a ribbon that matches the color of the invitation’s text always looks polished.


How to Get the Look:

1.  Cut one long piece of thin ribbon.
2.  Start with one end of the ribbon at the back of the invitation and use double-sided tape to secure it.
3.  Wrap the ribbon around the front corner, loop it to the back and then around the opposite corner.
4.  Now loop it back to where the two ends meet. Snip away excess and use double-sided tape to adhere ends.


5.  Take a small piece of ribbon and tie it around the front left corner. This creates a fake bow effect. (We won’t tell if you won’t…)

DIY #2: Bow on Top

This DIY is a simple, yet stunning, pop of style perfection. You’ll need thin ribbon in a gorgeous color and an X-acto knife for this project.


How to Get the Look:

1.  With the X-acto knife, make two small slits at the top of the invitation. Make sure they’re just wide enough to thread your ribbon through.


2.  Thread your ribbon through the two slits until there’s equal ribbon on both sides.


3.  Tie a double knot and cut the end of the ribbons into small, elegant “v” shapes.


DIY #3: Ribbon Band

Looking to use the thick ribbon as well? We can’t blame you. It’s a luxurious statement. For this DIY, choose two colors that match back to your invitation.


How to Get the Look:

1.  Cut two strands of ribbon, one thick and one thin.
2.  Start with the thick ribbon at the front of the invitation. You can choose where to put the ribbon band—in the center, lower, higher, wherever works best for your design.
3.  Wrap the thick ribbon around to the back. Snip away excess and match up the two ends. Use double-sided tape to adhere.


4.  Gather the middle of the thick ribbon and tie with the thin ribbon.
5.  Snip away excess thin ribbon with a clean angled cut.


DIY #4: Tied Together

Give layered invitations an added air of elegance with this DIY. You can have ribbons of two different colors or just one. For our example, we’ve chosen one color that highlights the back layer and one that complements the invitation’s shade of blue.


How to Get the Look:

1.  Cut two strands of thin ribbon.
2.  Tie one strand around the other and create a knot. If you’re using two different colors and have a preference on the color of the knot, use the preferred color as the ribbon you tie around the other.


3.  Pull the ribbons to the back of the invitation, creating a chic “x” design on the front. Like the Ribbon Band DIY, you can choose the best placement for the knot.
4.  Tape the ribbons securely to the back. (Remember, since this is a layered card, no one will see the tape!)


5.  Now you just need to attach the layers together. Apply double-sided tape to each corner of your invitation and place it evenly on the back layer. You now have a beautiful representation of tying the knot.

Ta-da! That’s it: four chic and easy ways to DIY your wedding invitations. Now the question is… Which DIY do you choose? Be on the lookout for more DIY posts in the upcoming weeks!


March 19

DIY Wedding Invitations

We are thrilled to introduce you to Jennifer and Jessica from Linen, Lace & Love. See how they’ve added that special personal touch to our wedding invitations.


I loved the chalkboard detail on this invitation, and how beautifully the flowers popped on the card. I originally made a chalkboard tag, but it just got lost in the invitation. So, I cut little leaves from green paper and wrote “grow in love” using a white gel pen, hole punched them, and tied the leaves to the invitation using orange and white bakers twine. I also added an orange envelope and sealed the back using white wax and a fleur di lis seal. Lastly, just for fun, I made a fabric flower using a packet of fabric pink rose petals (found at most wedding stores), a link to my tutorial is here: DIY Fabric Flowers. The flowers would be a lovely idea for escort cards; just write the guests name on the first leaf, and the table number on the second leaf.

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Wedding invitation DIY

Wedding Invitations DIY

Wedding Invitations DIY

The warm vintage feel of this invitation lent itself to some fun additions. I added a vintage key to the invitation using brown and white striped bakers twine. And printed out a tag that read “TO MY HEART,” backed it in a little piece of french linen, and attached that to the key. Then I filled a kraft mailer box with kraft paper shreds, closed the box, and wrote the guests address on the top of the box using a white gel pen. Don’t forget to seal the sides of the box; I recommend circle sticker labels from any office supply store. And always weigh your package at the post office to make sure you use the correct postage.

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Invitation - Precious Peonies
Wedding Invitations DIY

Wedding Invitations DIY

I loved the bright orange and blue used for the bride and grooms names, so I added an orange envelope. I then took some white paper and spray painted it with an aqua blue spray paint (you can always just look for a blue color paper you like instead), let that dry for about 20 minutes, used a tape roller to add a blue triangle piece to the envelope, and wrote the guests address using a white gel pen. For the invitation, I cut a tag, wrote “TO HAVE & TO HOLD” in white gel pen, hole punched it, and tied it onto the card using orange and white bakers twine.

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Invitation - We the Wed
Wedding Invitations DIY

Wedding Invitations DIY

Wedding Invitations DIY

This invitation is so beautiful and simple, there were so many ways we could go with it. I chose the formal approach. I dressed this invitation up using a metallic silver folder envelope, navy blue satin ribbon, and a piece of silver glitter card stock.

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Invitation - Flourish Title

  1. First I cut a piece of the silver glitter card stock a little bigger than the invitation, and used glue dots to stick the two together.
  2. Then I printed out the bride and groom’s initials in navy type from my computer and backed those in silver card stock using double-sided tape.
  3. Then I cut two long slits at the top of each letter and using an X-ACTO knife, and threaded the navy satin ribbon through.
  4. Next, I hole punched the sides of the envelope pocket and tied the initial banner onto the pocket.
  5. To seal the envelope, I used a tape roller on the back side of the ribbon navy satin ribbon and taped it to the center of the envelope all the way around. Make sure to leave tape off of a long end of ribbon at the beginning and end, so you can tie that in a bow.
  6. Then, I cut a little “bow tie” out of silver glitter card stock, hole punched the center on either side, and tied a bow through the “bow tie.”

I recommend to use a bigger envelope to put this invitation in (I recommend a navy blue one), when mailing it, or you can glue dot the envelope closed (underneath the bow tie), and place a white sticker label on the front (opposite side of the bow tie) for the guests address. And don’t forget to weigh the invitation, and talk to your local post office to make sure you get the correct postage. These invitations would need to be hand stamped at the post office, because the envelope is so thick that it wouldn’t be able to run through the machine they have. You can simply ask your local post office, and they can hand stamp your invitations (it looks prettier anyway, so we recommend you do this regardless).

Wedding Invitation DIY
Wedding Invitation DIY

Wedding Invitation DIY


November 6

Creative DIY Wedding Invitations

If you are looking for a creative way to DIY your wedding invitations we have a special treat for you today. Here are some images of our wedding invitations at Wedding Paper Divas with some very creative and inspiring touches, thanks to the lovely ladies at Linen, Lace, & Love.

The first tutorial uses our Folk Artistry wedding invitation which is perfect for a fall or winter wedding. They provide a step by step tutorial for painting the envelopes with watercolor and attaching tags with bakers twine, which we are absolutely in love with.

The next tutorial uses our Delicate Ambiance wedding invitation which is also great for this time of year and showcases buttons, ribbon and glue dots, and provides a very pretty and sophisticated look.

Next up is our Floral Watercolor wedding invitation wrapped with bakers twine and a DIY glassine envelope of confetti to set the celebratory tone for your wedding. This is such a fantastic addition to the already gorgeous invitation and really stands out nicely.

The ladies also used one of our Platinum Shimmer Pocket Fold Envelopes and glued our Floral Watercolor wedding invitation inside and wrapped the envelope with purple satin ribbon. What a glamorous touch!

Lastly is our Wildest Dream wedding invitation wrapped with more bakers twine and a glassine envelope stuffed with homemade watercolor confetti which can be easily created with a hole punch.

(All Images Courtesy of Linen, Lace & Love)

Which DIY tutorial is your favorite?