Continuing with my August theme of wedding-related DIY projects (in honor of our anniversary) today I’m sharing my decorative wedding buntings and thank you signs.
Buntings are all over the place these days! For our wedding I chose to do square buntings to cut down on time. Cutting squares will always be faster than cutting circles. Also, I could fit more on to one page.
I used Adobe Illustrator and InDesign for all my projects, although I don’t see why you couldn’t do this in PowerPoint or Word.
I cut out each letter and mounted it on a square of blue cardstock.
(This step isn’t necessary, but I wanted to add more weight to the letters to they wouldn’t flip around in the breeze.)
Lastly, I laid out a long spool of ribbon and hot glued the letters, leaving room for the ends to tie.
I knew I wanted to personalize our thank you notes. We had so many people to thank!
I made these “thank you wands”, as I called them, in Adobe Illustrator. I spray mounted them to foam core with 3M Super77 and cut them out with a razor blade. Then I glued them to two kabob sticks (which were glued together for strength) and added ribbon.
(In hindsight, I would not have done the scalloped edges. Cutting that out took ages, although I was happy with the result.)
For our cards, I purchased Mohawk plain, white cardstock photo frame cards and matching envelopes from Dick Blick Art Supplies and ordered the photos from Shutterfly for 10 cents each. Doing it this was was MUCH less of a cost than ordering custom greeting cards from an online source like Shutterfly or Snapfish.
In hindsight, I should have ordered address labels too. But I didn’t. My fingers still hurt. ; )