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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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