I knew I wanted an elegant wedding invitation, but I just didn’t have the budget for the ones I found online or at my local printer.
I simply loved the look of the ribbon embellished invitations I found, but with all of the other expenses, I knew it was out of the question.
So I decided to make my own. Well – I didn’t actually make the invitation. I created the elegant look.
DIY Elegant Wedding Invitations
I began by purchasing an inexpensive invitation I found online. I chose a simple white invitation with just a touch of pearl trim.
Thinking back to long ago personal letter writing days, (you know – those days before email), I remembered a time when wax seals were popular. I wondered if I might still be able to find a wax seal for this project.
Searching on line, I found the perfect wax seal stamp at a wonderful place called Nostalgic Impressions. They also carried all colors of sealing wax. I chose to go with a gold toned wax.
Best of all it, worked perfectly in the glue gun I already had. Nice! Long ago when I used a wax stamp, you had to drip the wax by melting it with a flame. This was so much easier!
Using a piece of ribbon and the wax seal, I was able to create an elegant addition to my plain invitation.
To create the ribbon wraps, I began by cutting a cardboard form the width of my invitation. I made my form large enough to be able to do several wraps at a time.
After practicing on a piece of aluminum foil to test the proper glue gun temperature, amount of wax and pressure I needed to use on my stamp, I was ready begin.
I applied the wax to the ribbons and began stamping the wax embellishments.
I had saved enough money on the invitations that I was able to purchase the ivory pearl inner envelope enhancement to add additional elegance.
These simple, elegant invitations can be easily customized for any bride or wedding color scheme.
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