Wedding Project Ideas

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Invitations and Programs Invitation

A gracious invitation communicates all the wedding details while providing a hint of the beauty and elegance of the upcoming event.

Decorated with a handcrafted medallion bearing the couple's first initials, this computer-printed invitation looks like a custom-printed creation.

You Will Need

  • 1-1/4-inch-diameter wood, mat board, or paperboard circle
  • 6-1/8-x-8-3/8-inch cream envelope

Instructions

  1. Planning for the cream card stock to measure 5 3/4 x 8 inches, use your computer to create the invitation with a 7/8-inch-wide border 7/8 inch from the top edge. Print the invitation on cream card stock and cut out.
  2. Cut a 6-x-8-1/4-inch rectangle of pale blue card stock. Center the printed invitation on the pale blue rectangle and adhere with spray adhesive.
  3. Spray the wood circle silver. When the paint is dry, mount a 1-1/4-inch-diameter monogrammed paper medallion centered on the wood circle with spray adhesive. Center the wood circle on the border with crafts glue. Punch ribbon-stitch holes slightly above the medallion. Thread a 16-inch length of 5/8-inch-wide ribbon through the holes and tie into a bow. Cut an inverted V into each end of the ribbon. Insert invitations into envelopes.

 
Instructions for Border and Monogram

  1. Scan the border and monogram circle or create your own artwork on a computer, and personalize the circle with your initials. Adjust the sizes of the items as instructed for each project. Delicate borders of two or three fine lines in different colors, which can be customized to reflect the wedding colors, are used on several of the stationery items.
  2. Copy the image and duplicate it to fit as many as possible on a sheet of card stock or paper. Printing can be done using your home computer and printer or at a copy center, which may offer cutting services at a nominal charge. Other cutting options are a straightedge and crafts knife, paper trimmer, or rotary cutter and cutting mat. Our monogrammed medallions were punched out using a 1-1/4-inch circle punch. Adjust the size of the circle punch as needed to accommodate the size of your monogram.
  3. Another option is to have rubber stamps made from black-and-white copies of the designs, which can then be stamped or embossed onto the paper. If this method is used, the monogram circles will need to be stamped on a different sheet of paper, cut out, and spray-mounted on the border.

RSVP Card
You Will Need

  • 3-1/2-x-5-1/2-inch cream envelope

Instructions

Planning for the unfolded card to measure 5 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches, use your computer to center a 7/8-inch-wide border and a 1-5/8-inch-diameter monogram on the card front and the response information on the card back inside a 4-7/8-x-3-inch three-line border rectangle. Print the card on cream paper and cut out. Fold the card in half, aligning the 5-3/8-inch edges. Crease the fold with a bone folder or stylus. Include a matching RSVP envelope.

Materials for the Program Fan

  • 1-1/4-x-8-inch wood fan handle

Instructions

  1. Design the 5-3/4-x-7-1/4-inch fan front, centering a 1-3/8-inch-wide border and a 2-1/2-inch diameter monogram. Plan the program information to fit in a 5-3/4-x-7-1/4-inch area for the fan back. Print the fan front and back on cream card stock and cut out. Round the corners with a large corner rounder.
  2. Cut two 6-x-7-1/2-inch rectangles of pale blue card stock; round the corners with the corner rounder. Center the printed fan front and back each on a pale blue rectangle with spray adhesive.
  3. Paint the wood fan handle with silver spray paint; let dry. Apply spray adhesive to the top 3 inches on one side of the handle, masking off the bottom 5 inches with scrap paper. Center the adhesive side of the handle along the bottom edge on the wrong side of a light blue rectangle; press into place.
  4. Spray-mount the second light blue rectangle on the first. Press firmly around all edges. Tie a 23-inch length of 1-inch-wide ribbon into a bow at the front of the handle. Trim the ribbon ends at an angle.

 
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