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May 28

How-To: Gift Tags and Ribbon DIY

Whether you’re looking to add airs and graces to your wedding stationery suite or more of a handcrafted shabby chic feel, our circle gift tags and ribbon will tickle you and your wedding guests pink. Here are two easy ways to add simple embellishments that add to your love story.

DIY #1: Circle Gift Tag, Ribbon & Envelopments©

For this DIY, you will need thick ribbon, an envelopment and a circle gift tag. Style tip: Your circle gift tag selection will depend on where it’s being used. Here it is closing up your wedding stationery suite. In other places, you may choose a simple monogram for the gift tag.

DIY Ribbon Invitation Gift Tag

Get the Look:

  1. After you’ve enclosed all the wedding invite essentials within the envelopment, cut a long piece of ribbon.
  2. Wrap the ribbon around the envelopment and place the circle gift tag over the ribbon and the envelopment to seal it. Ta da!

DIY #2: Gift Tags, Ribbon & Favor Boxes

For this DIY, you can choose thick or thin ribbon or both. The world is your oyster! You’ll also need favor boxes and gift tag stickers.

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Get the Look:

1. After you have enclosed your delightful favor within the box, cut a piece of ribbon to wrap around the box. The stylish possiblities here are endless: you can double wrap, use two different ribbon colors and different sizes as well.

2. You can choose to tie the ribbon in an elegant bow, or add a gift tag—a circle or square will both do nicely—to seal the deal. Most importantly, remember that good things come in small packages.

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May 21

How-To: A Sparkling DIY for Day-of Stationery

As you can tell, ribbons are on the top of our DIY mind. Such a small detail makes such a striking difference. Today, we’re adding ribbons to wedding programs, and (bonus points) including a sparkler—it’s the best way, after all, to show sparks flying.

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DIY: The Sparkler Send Off

For this DIY, you will need thin ribbon, a folded program (you can also use a flat program), a mini enclosure card, a hole puncher and an X-acto knife. Quick tip: personalize our mini cards. Make them fun, quirky or classic—whatever speaks to you!

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Get the Look:

1.  Lay the program open (or flat for a flat program). Measure the center and make two slits with the X-acto knife. Each slit should be about 1/4 inch long and should be perpendicular to the crease.  2.  Thread the ribbon through the slits and pull it from the inside out.

DIY-Ribbon-Program-23.  Punch a hole through the corner of the mini card and thread the ribbon through.
4.  Tie a knot with the mini card looped through the ribbon.
5.  Now tie the knot (pun intended) with the sparkler in place.
6.  Snip away excess ribbon with a clean angled cut.

There you have it! A simple and chic way to kick up your aisle style. For another day-of DIY idea, check out last week’s post on how to serve up your menu.

Shop: ribbon | wedding programs | mini enclosure cards

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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.

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How to Get the Look:

1. Cut one long piece of ribbon.

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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.

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DIY #2: The Pocket Fold

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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 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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!)

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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!

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April 23

How To: DIY Wedding Invitation Ribbons

We’re very excited to add another elegant DIY dimension to Wedding Paper Divas—ribbons! Since you’re preparing to tie the knot, why not literally tie them around your wedding invitations, favors and gifts—oh my.

Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Invitations

These lovely DIY Wedding Invitation Ribbons are satin and come in two sizes—thick (1 ½ inches) and thin (3/8 inch)—and a luscious array of 24 colors.

Wedding Ribbons in 24 different colors

Whether you’re inspired to create a bold accent or more of a refined embellishment, our ribbons will add a lush layer to your wedding theme. They make a charming statement, go the extra mile, a decadent piѐce de résistance, if you will.

Wedding Ribbons for your DIY Wedding Invitations

Now that you’ve been introduced to ribbons, stay tuned for future DIY posts on how to incorporate this graceful style with your big day. The possibilities are sophisticated, romantic and oh so je ne sais quoi.

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

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January 17

DIY Polka Dot Envelope Liner

We had the pleasure of working with the fabulous Ruffled Blog on this beautiful styled shoot a few months ago. Inspired by the invitation suite used from the shoot, the talented Paige from Gilded Lily Events was inspired to put together this perfectly stunning DIY project. We are swooning over this lovely, personalized touch, whether it be for your save the dates, wedding invitation suite or thank you card! We also love the fact that it is shockingly easy but incredibly pretty and memorable. Would you ever add a DIY touch to your wedding suite?

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Credits: Photography: Christina Lily Photography // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas “Wreathed in Blossoms”

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November 14

DIY Hot Cocoa Wedding Favor

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For a winter themed wedding, we suggest finding a wedding favor that matches the season. We always enjoy when brides send their guests home at the end of the night with a sweet treat, and this DIY project helps with just that task! Whether you choose a tried-and-true family recipe, or find a recipe online, this favor will be a personal touch that your guests will love.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

Steps:

  1. Find a favorite hot cocoa recipe that can be made ahead of time (without the liquid, of course!), and print it on a recipe card. You can even coordinate your recipe card with your wedding invitations by using enclosure cards.
  2. Layer the ingredients in a clean Mason jar – this is a fun place to play with colors, by separating the sugar and cocoa powder.
  3. Secure the lid of the jar, and attach the colored craft paper circle to the top for an added pop of color. Attach the gift tag stickers to the front of the jar.
  4. Punch a hole in the recipe card, then loop a ribbon through the hole. Tie the ribbon around the neck of the jar to complete the gift.

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Your guests will love this personalized treat, especially during the cold winter season.

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November 13

DIY Winter Wedding Invitations

While our personalized wedding invitation designs offer plenty of options for customization, many brides choose to  go above and beyond, adding DIY elements to their wedding invitations.

Since we’re heading into the winter wedding season, we put together a snow inspired twist on the traditional invitation. Simple but stunning, this easy DIY adds a ton of personality to your wedding invitation.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

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Steps:

  1. Match a thick ribbon to your wedding invitation. Wrap the ribbon around the invitation and cut, leaving a bit of overlap. Secure with glue or double sided tape on the back of the invitation. We suggest that you do not attach the ribbon to the invitation, but instead to itself.
  2. Turn the invitation back over to the front. Take the thin ribbon and tie a knot around the middle of the thick ribbon. It should slightly pinch the thick ribbon.
  3. Take the plastic snowflake and tie another knot with the thin ribbon to attach the snowflake to the ribbons. Depending on your snowflakes, you may need to secure it with a small bit of string.
  4. Complete the invitation by tying the thin ribbon into a pretty bow.

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Remember to keep the extra materials in mind when choosing an envelope! This DIY project would be perfect to tuck inside a pocket fold.

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October 4

DIY Wedding Ceremony Confetti Cones

When dreaming of your perfect wedding, you may think back to weddings of the past, when rice was thrown as the bride and groom exited their wedding ceremony.

It’s a beautiful image, but unfortunately one that is unpractical – and often not allowed – for many modern weddings. To keep this tradition alive brides have become creative, giving their guests everything from bubbles to glitter to toss as they make their way down the aisle as husband and wife. We put together a fun DIY project just for this occasion, and think these confetti cones are the perfect item to fill with rose petals.

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Making the cones is an easy project that can be done in a day. We love the added personal touch of custom gift tags, which you can match to your wedding invitations. Materials

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A square sheet of decorated paper
  • Gift tags
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Tape
  • Scissors

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Steps:

  1. Turn the square sheet of paper so it is a diamond, and simply fold in one side, then the other. You’ll want to make sure the bottom of the cone is tight, so your confetti doesn’t fall out. Secure the cone with a piece of tape.
  2. Add an extra piece of tape where the paper crosses at the opening of the cone. This is where you will attach the gift tag, so the tape will add extra support.
  3. Punch a hole in the gift tag and the cone, then secure the gift tag to the cone with a pretty ribbon bow.
  4. Fill the cones with your choice of confetti – we suggest flower petals! You can ask your florist to supply flower petals on the day of your wedding, or you can find silk petals at a local craft store.

Quick tip: Wait to fill the cones until you arrive at your ceremony site – the petals may fall out during transport!

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August 8

DIY Wedding Favor Inspiration: Succulents

DIY wedding favors are the perfect way for a bride to add a touch of her personality to a wedding reception. We love favors that coordinate with the theme of the wedding, whether rustic, modern, outdoors, or seasonal.

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For this easy DIY wedding favor project, we chose to complement a trendy wedding theme – rustic elegance that is perfect for fall! With succulents popping up everywhere from bouquets to center pieces, the hardy plant makes for a fantastic wedding gift for your guests, especially when paired with a chic wedding gift tag.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Mini Glass Bell Jar with Base
  • Sand
  • Succulents
  • Gift Tag & paper
  • Twine

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Steps:

  1. Fill the base with sand, and arrange the succulent cuttings. Use 2-3 varieties of succulents for the best look – we recommend pairing contrasting heights and widths!
  2. Delicately place the mini bell jar onto the base. You may want secure with invisible tape for transportation purposes.
  3. Attach the gift tag sticker to a piece of paper, and cut around the border. Using about 10 inches of twine, wrap the handle of the bell jar several times, and then tie on the gift tag.

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It’s a simple DIY that your guests will love to take home. An added bonus? They’ll look gorgeous placed on the reception tables!

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