DIY Bridal Shower Invitations

The bridal shower invitations are the first peek guests get into the sort of party you'll be throwing for your bride. Maybe you just love the personalized touch of DIY, or maybe the commercial ones you've seen are too blasè. Either way, going the DIY route is a touching labor of love that will be much appreciated by the bride and remembered by guests. We have two methods for you: one for our die-hard DIY divas and the other for our art-challenged sisters who are allergic to stress...lool

 

Method 1

This one will bring back memories of art projects in school. This is a tutorial from wetietheknots.com, and it shows how you can make bridal shower invitations that look like a wedding dress.


Cute, right?

To make this, you'll need

  • Microsoft Word
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • White Cardstock
  • Glitter Craft Paper
  • White Tulle
  • White Satin Ribbon (9.5 mm)
  • Glue Stick
  • Hot Glue Gum

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Begin with two columns in a Microsoft Word document and type up exactly what you would like your invitation to say making it identical on both sides. You want to be sure to have your text as closely to the bottom of the page so that you have room at the top of the invitation.

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Print out the page onto a tough white paper like cardstock.

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Flip the card over and draw out the shape of a dress. Double check to be sure your writing is centered on the dresses, then cut out.

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Keep the scrap as a template to cut out the rest of your invitations.

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Use the bodice of the dress only to trace onto the back of glittered paper. Cut out that shape on the glitter paper.

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Using the glue stick, paste the glitter bodice to the top of your white dress invitation.

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Next, attach the tulle. Cut a long piece of tulle. Place a drop of hot glue (or UHU glue) on the center of the bottom edge of the glitter bodice and adhere to the center of the tulle.

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Add more glue all around the lower edge of the glitter top and bunch the tulle to create gathers while sticking it to the paper.

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Cut the excess tulle from the bottom of the dress.

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Make a bow with the satin ribbon and using the hot glue, stick it to the waistline of the dress i.e. on top of your gathered tulle.

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Et Voilà, Your DIY bridal shower invitation is finished!

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Method 2

If all of this just flew over your head, we have a shortcut for you. You can just print out pretty invitations! All you have to do is fill in the party details before printing, or by hand after printing. You would get all the accomplishment of a DIY project minus the hard work.
You can print out from:
https://www.thebalance.com/free-printable-bridal-shower-invitations-1358236
http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/make-and-decorate/entertaining/free-printable-wedding-shower-invitations-pictures

Written by Sandra N.U.