DIY wedding guide

Fun and budget-friendly ideas for DIY favors, invitations, flowers—and yes, cake, too

Elegant handmade wedding invitations

Making these contemporary layered or wrapped cards is inexpensive and fun

How to make wedding invitations
Photo by Christina Schmidhofer

Wedding invitation No. 1: The layered look

This invite has 3 layers—a sheet of printed vellum; a small, rubber-stamped card; and a large colored card. The vellum is attached to the cards with metal eyelets. It costs about $100 to make 50. You'll need:

  • Rubber stamp
  • Colored stamp pad
  • 50 3½- by 4 7⁄8-inch white flat cards
  • 50 4½- by 6¼-inch colored flat cards
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • 25 8½- by 11-inch sheets of clear vellum suitable for printing
  • Craft knife, metal ruler, and cutting mat
  • 1⁄8-inch hole punch
  • Eyelet starter kit
  • Hammer

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