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How to Make… Watercolours Wedding Stationery

How to make your own DIY wedding stationery with watercolour theme. Lilac and pinks




Watercolours Wedding Stationery – Painted Wedding Stationery without the paint!!

 


We totally love the Summer trend for Watercolour Wedding Invitations.  We thought we would jump on board and take all the stress out for you.  You can create this gorgeous range of wedding stationery that looks totally hand painted without the use of any paint at all!!!  We’ve kept it as economical as possible so if you’re on a budget but want totally beautiful wedding stationery, this range would be great for you!

Although we love the Watercolour paper and it works amazingly well in this range, if the colour or style doesn’t work for you, just mix it up!! Change the paper or embellishment to make it just right!!

Here’s some instructions to help you get started…

 

 

CHECK BOOK INVITATIONS (from as low as 70p each!)

 

DIY watercolour wedding invitation in Lilac and pink. Idea to make your own pretty wedding stationery

 

For each invitation you will need:

 1/3 sheet of Matt White Card  BUY
 1 sheet of White Linen Paper  BUY
 1/3 sheet of Watercolours Paper  BUY
1 Folk Heart Button BUY
 2 Silver Eyelets (these are not totally necessary but they add a lovely finishing touch)  BUY
About 60cm of Hemp Cord in Light Pink. BUY

 

Other things you might need:

Hot melt glue gun BUY
Paper Trimmer BUY
Pack of DL envelopes BUY

 

Either a Crop a Dile or a Hole Punch/Eyelet Setter if you choose to use eyelets

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Print your wording on to the White Linen Paper and cut down to size.  The sizes should be as follows:
– Guest Information…….21cm high x 10.5cm wide with “Guest Information” printed at the bottom
– Invitation……….19cm high x 10.5cm wide with “Invitation” printed at the bottom.
On both panels, you need to remember to leave at least a 3cm gap at the top so that you don’t loose any wording when you punch the holes.

If you print on a landscape layout, you should be able to get 2 Guest Information panels or 2 Invitation panels on each sheet.

Cut a piece of Matt A4 White Card 21cm x 10.5cm.

Cut a piece of Watercolours paper 17cm high x 10.5cm wide.

Place the Guest information wording on top of the White Card.  Put the Invitation panel on top and the lay the Watercolour paper over all 3 sheets.  Line up the top edges of all 4 pieces so that you you can see the titles of the Guest Information panel and Invitation Panel showing below the Watercolour paper.  Carefully use your Crop-a-dile (or hole punch) to punch 2 holes at the top of the invitation, appx. 1cm from the top and 2.5cm in from each side.

Use your Crop-a-dile or eyelet setter to secure an eyelet in each hole.

Cut off about 40cm of Hemp Cord.  Starting at the back, keeping about 5cm of cord in your hand, thread one end through the eyelet so that it ends up at the frond of the card.  Thread back through the opposite eyelet so that it ends up at the back of the card again.  Repeat this 2 more times so that you have 3 lines of hemp cord running across the front of the card.  Carefully tie a double knot at the back of the card and cut off any loose ends with a scissors.

Now comes the slightly tricky bit (but you’ll be pleased to know that it’s not too tricky!!
Cut off a piece of Hemp Cord about 15-20cm long.  (It’s useful if you cut it at an angle so that the cord has a slightly pointy end).  Take your folk heart button and thread one end of the cord through one of the holes.  Take the other end of the cord and thread it through the opposite hole.  Tie a neat bow in the front of the wooden heart (just like you’d tie tiny shoe laces!).  Trim the loose ends of the bow so that you have a nice neat bow sitting on top of your heart.

Use your hot melt glue gun to carefully glue the wooden heart in to place on top of the hemp cord at the top centre of your invitation.

Any you’re all done!  Yay!




 

ENVELOPE INVITATIONS (from as low as 70p each!)

 

idea to make your own wedding invitation with an envelope punch board. Low cost DIY wedding stationery supplies

Pretty DIY wedding invitation and wedding stationery

For each invitation you will need:

1 1/2 sheet of Watercolours Paper  BUY
1/4 sheet of White Linen Paper  BUY
1/4 sheet of A4 White Card  BUY
1 Folk Heart Button  BUY
About 150cm of Hemp Cord in Light Pink.  BUY

 

Other things you might need:

Paper Trimmer BUY
Envelope Punch Board BUY
Tape Runner BUY

Also, a ruler would be useful.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Cut a piece of Watercolours Paper 21cm x 21cm.  Use your envelope punch board to make a square envelope (the instructions are provided on the board)

Fold your envelope in to place.  Open back up and measure the inside square.  Cut a piece of Watercolour paper 3mm smaller than the square.  Stick this in to place using your tape runner.

Print your wording on to the White Linen Paper and cut down to size.  The finished size should be 9.5cm x 9.5cm.  (You should be able to fit 4 per sheet if you lay it out carefully)

Cut a piece of Matt A4 White Card 10cm x 10cm.

Use your tape runner to stick the A4 white card in to place in the middle of your patterned paper.  Stick the invitation wording on top.

Close your envelope so that the two sides are folded closed first and then the bottom, then the top flap.

Cut off about 150cm of Hemp Cord.  Starting at the back, holding the middle of the cord, wrap both ends around and around the invitation 4 times (each time crossing it at the front).  Pass the loose ends back to the front of the envelope.

Cut the loose ends of the hemp cord at an angle so that it has a slightly pointy end that will easily thread through the wooden button.  Take your folk heart button and thread the top end of the cord through the top hole of the button.  Take the bottom end of the cord and thread it through the bottom hole.  Tie a neat bow in the front of the wooden heart (just like you’d tie tiny shoe laces!).  Trim the loose ends of the bow so that you have a nice neat bow sitting on top of your heart.

All finished and ready to send!




 

SAVE THE DATE CARD

Idea to make your own wedding save the date card. DIY wedding stationery supplies

For each Save the Date card you will need:

1/6 sheet of Watercolours Paper  BUY
1/2 sheet of White A4 Card  BUY
1/4 sheet of White Linen Paper BUY
1 Folk Heart Button  BUY
About 15cm of Hemp Cord in Light Pink.  BUY

 

Other things you might need:

Paper Trimmer BUY
Scoring Blades  BUY
Hot Melt Glue Gun  BUY
Sizzix Machine (or other die cutting machine)  BUY
Sizzix Circles Framelits Die Set (this will make your circles)  BUY
Tape Runner BUY

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Cut a piece of White Card 10.5cm x 12cm.  Score and fold in half.

Cut a piece of Watercolours paper 10.5cm x 6cm.  Stick this to the top of the card using your tape runner.

Print your Save The Date wording on to your A4 white linen paper and cut down to size.  The finished size should be appx. 9.5cm x 9.5cm.  Use your tape runner to stick this to the inside of the card so that it’s the first thing you see when you open it up.

Print your “Save the Date” panel on to a sheet of A4 White card.  The wording should be about 2.5cm x 2.5cm.  Once you have printed this, cut around it, leaving a border of about 2cm all the way around.

Set up your sizzix machine and place your Save The Date panel on to the cutting mat (facing up).  Place the smallest circle die face down on top of the Save the Date panel, making sure that the wording is central to the circle.  Use the Sizzix machine to cut the circle.

Use the next size circle die to cut a slightly larger panel of watercolours paper.

Stick this in to place in the centre of your card with half of the circle on the top and half on the white panel underneath.

Use your tape runner to stick the Save the Date panel on top.

Cut off a piece of Hemp Cord about 15cm long.  (It’s useful if you cut it at an angle so that the cord has a slightly pointy end).  Take your folk heart button and thread one end of the cord through one of the holes.  Take the other end of the cord and thread it through the opposite hole.  Tie a neat bow in the front of the wooden heart (just like you’d tie tiny shoe laces!).  Trim the loose ends of the bow so that you have a nice neat bow sitting on top of your heart.

Use your hot melt glue gun to stick your button in to place on top of the Save the Date Panel (take a look at the picture so that you can see where it goes!).

 




 

PLACECARD

Pretty name card to make yourself. DIY wedding stationery supplies

For each place card you will need:

1/8 sheet of Watercolours Paper  BUY
1/4 sheet of White A4 Card  BUY
1 Folk Heart Button  BUY
About 15cm of Hemp Cord in Light Pink.  BUY

 

Other things you might need:

Paper Trimmer  BUY
Scoring Blades BUY
Hot Melt Glue Gun BUY
Tape Runner  BUY

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Cut a piece of White Card 9cm x 14cm.  Score and fold in half.

Cut a piece of Watercolours paper 9cm x 5cm.  Stick this to the top of the card using your tape runner.

Cut off a piece of Hemp Cord about 15cm long.  (It’s useful if you cut it at an angle so that the cord has a slightly pointy end).  Take your folk heart button and thread one end of the cord through one of the holes.  Take the other end of the cord and thread it through the opposite hole.  Tie a neat bow in the front of the wooden heart (just like you’d tie tiny shoe laces!).  Trim the loose ends of the bow so that you have a nice neat bow sitting on top of your heart.

Use your hot melt glue gun to stick your button in to place in the middle of the patterned paper. (take a look at the picture so that you can see where it goes!).

 




 

ORDER OF SERVICE

pretty summer theme DIY wedding stationery. Idea to make your own wedding Order of service

For each Order of Service you will need:

1/2 sheet of Watercolours Paper  BUY
1 1/8 sheet of White A4 Card  BUY
At least 1 sheet of White Linen Paper (as many as you need for the wording on the inside)  BUY
1 Folk Heart Button  BUY
About 25cm of Hemp Cord in Light Pink.  BUY
1 Silver eyelet (not totally necessary) BUY

 

Other things you might need:

Paper Trimmer  BUY
Scoring Blades  BUY
Hot Melt Glue Gun  BUY
Sizzix Machine (or other die cutting machine)  BUY
Sizzix Circles Framelits Die Set (this will make your circles)  BUY
Tape Runner BUY

Either a Crop a Dile or a Hole Punch/Eyelet Setter if you choose to use eyelets

Long arm stapler

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Score and fold your white card in half.

Cut a piece of Watercolours paper 21cm x 13.5cm.  Stick this to the front left of your card using your tape runner.

Print your “Order of Service” panel on to a sheet of A4 White card.  The wording should be about 3.5cm x 3.5cm.  Once you have printed this, cut around it, leaving a border of about 2cm all the way around.

Set up your sizzix machine and place your Order of Service panel on to the cutting mat (facing up).  Place best fitting circle die face down on top of the Order of Service panel, making sure that the wording is central to the circle.  Use the Sizzix machine to cut the circle.  (I’ve used the second from smallest circle here)

Use your Crop-a-dile (or hole punch) to make a hole in the top centre of the Order of Service circle panel.  If you choose to use an eyelet (which is an awesome added touch), use your crop a dime to set your eyelet in to the hole.

Cut a piece of Hemp Cord about 10cm long.  Thread through the hole of the eyelet.  Matching both sides of the cord together, glue them in to place on the centre of the cover, about 3cm from the top, leaving a loop of about 3cm for the tag to dangle from (see image).

Cut off a piece of Hemp Cord about 15cm long.  (It’s useful if you cut it at an angle so that the cord has a slightly pointy end).  Take your folk heart button and thread one end of the cord through one of the holes.  Take the other end of the cord and thread it through the opposite hole.  Tie a neat bow in the front of the wooden heart (just like you’d tie tiny shoe laces!).  Trim the loose ends of the bow so that you have a nice neat bow sitting on top of your heart.

Use your hot melt glue gun to stick your button in to place on top of the loose hemp cord that the tag is dangling from.

The final bit is where all your computer and printer skills come in to play.  You will need to set up your wording so that it prints in a booklet format on to A4 sheets.  Once you have printed it, use your paper trimmer to trim about 0.5cm off each edge of the paper.  This will help it fit inside the cover neatly.

Once you have printed out the Order of Service wording sheets and cut them down, you can use a long arm stapler to secure them in place.  Alternatively, you can punch holes in the crease and hand tie them in to place using hemp cord.

 




 

FAVOUR BOX

pretty watercolour wedding favour box to make yourself. DIY wedding stationery ideas

For each favour box you will need:

1/2 sheet of Watercolours Paper BUY
1 pearlised white favour box (but you can literally wrap whatever small item you want!)  BUY
1 Folk Heart Button  BUY
About 1m of Hemp Cord in Light Pink.  BUY

Other things you might need:

Paper Trimmer  BUY
Tape Runner  BUY

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

If you have chosen to use one of our blank favour boxes, assemble it and fill it with the items of your choice.  Put the lid on and you’re ready to go.

Measure your box and cut a piece of paper that is about 1cm larger than double the width and is long enough to wrap all the way around your box.  If you choose to use one of our favour boxes, you will need to cut a section of paper about 13cm wide x 21cm high.

Basically, if you know how to wrap a parcel, this will be a doddle.

Place  your box face down in the centre of the paper.  Run a line of tape along one edge of the paper and wrap around until it covers the box and the paper is stuck together along one edge.

Turn the box to one of the sides that is currently open.  Pull the bottom of the paper up towards the top of the box and hold in place.  Fold in each side of the paper until it touches the box.  Make a crease along the paper so that you have a point that can be folded down and stuck in to place.

Repeat this process on the other open end.

Cut off about 1m of Hemp Cord.  Starting at the back, holding the middle of the cord, wrap both ends around and around the box 4 or 5 times (each time crossing it at the top and bottom).  Pass the loose ends back to the top of the box.

Cut the loose ends of the hemp cord at an angle so that it has a slightly pointy end that will easily thread through the wooden button.  Take your folk heart button and thread the top end of the cord through the top hole of the button.  Take the bottom end of the cord and thread it through the bottom hole.  Tie a neat bow in the front of the wooden heart (just like you’d tie tiny shoe laces!).  Trim the loose ends of the bow so that you have a nice neat bow sitting on top of your heart.

 




 

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