Saturday, April 26, 2014

DIY Confetti Party Invitations

In my head, there is absolutely nothing that screams "party" more than confetti does.

With that in mind, I decided to use some of it to amp up my best friend's bachelorette party invitations.  It turned into a super simple DIY project that I was proud to drop into the mail.  I think these cards convey the idea that the party will be fun while keeping it classy with a lot of personal (a.k.a. handmade) touches.

This is what you'll need if you want to make invitations like this:
1.  Store baught cards.  Mine are made by Greenroom and I bought them at Target.
2.  Hole puncher
3.  Colored paper
4.  Scissors
5.  Plastic sandwich bags
6.  Washi tape

Have you ever made confetti?  It's ridiculously easy and provides a type of satisfaction akin to popping bubble wrap.  Just grab a hole puncher and go to town on a piece (or three) of colored paper.  Gather up all the holes you punched and you've got confetti.

The next step is making little bags to put the confetti in.  To do this, cut 1.5 x 1.5 inch squares out of the bottom corners of a sandwich bag.

Fill each of the little plastic squares with a couple pinches of confetti.

Now position the little confetti-filled baggie on the card, making sure that the baggie is tilted so it looks like a diamond with the two open sides on the top.

Secure the baggie to the card with a horizontal strip of washi tape, carefully placed so it covers most of the opening at the top of the bag.

It's alright to leave a bit of an opening on each of the top two sides of the baggie; this will allow a few of the confetti pieces to escape from the bag while the card is in the mail, which will add extra character to the invitation.

I also added a pinch of confetti to the insides of each card as a finishing touch.

I couldn't help myself.

There are only three and a half weeks to go until it's party time!

Happy hole punching,

1 comment:

  1. this is a really fun idea :) and with all the different hole punches and colors of paper the possibilities are endless :)


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