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. 2: The wrap

This technique dresses up a standard card with a decorative paper cuff and ribbon. It costs about $110 to make 50. You'll need:

  • 50 3½- by 4 7⁄8-inch colored flat cards
  • 50 5- by 7-inch flat cards in a contrasting or complementary color
  • Mini (thin) Glue Dots (available at craft stores)
  • Craft knife, metal ruler, and cutting mat
  • 17 8½- by 11-inch sheets of colored paper
  • Scissors
  • 21 yards of ribbon

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