Tuesday, January 12, 2016

DIY: Make Your Own Birthday Invitations

Today I'm sharing a quick DIY to get you and yours' excited about making your own birthday invitations! I was feeling crafty, and it turned out a great thing to do with my kids.

First, you're going to need scissors, a sharpie, a ruler, scrapbooking paper, and stickers. Also, not pictured: a gluestick, or tape of some sort.

1) First you're going to gather your supplies.  At this point, your toddlers should be extremely excited about doing this project for  with you.  Let them add stickers, even if they put them not exactly quite where you were picturing.

2) Second, take your sharpie, and add these words: When, Where, Time, Regrets.  Then take a thin pen and fill in the details. You may also want to add a little bit "About" the party, as well. Is it a rolling skating party? Are you going to be painting in the garage? Include any details you might want the recipient to know.

3) Third, use another piece of scrapbooking paper to make the envelope. Before you do anything with it, use it as a template for as many envelopes as you need for all of your invitations. Cut them all out.

4) Fourth, fold the envelope like so (as you see in the picture).

4) Fifth, use a gluestick or tape to complete your envelope by attaching the folded edges to the other side, as you fold up.

5) At this point, your project should look like this.

6) Sixth, and finally, write the recipients' names on the envelope, and again, have your helpers decorate with stickers.  

While I was making these, I kept my children busy by asking them to make their own "pretend" invitations. They were BUSY adding stickers, playing with the paper and glue. Just keep scissors out of little hands, and only allow kid scissors when they are under parental supervision.

I know this project isn't super fancy, but it is fun and a relaxing way to spend an evening or an afternoon. ;)  I got all of the materials for super cheap at Walmart. The scrapbooking paper was a large pad of paper for only $5.  You should have most of these supplies on hand. Have fun!!  


Sara McCarty said...

What a great idea to make your own invites! I love the way the envelope turned out! Super cute!

Tacy said...

Thank you, Sara!