How to Design Your Own Party Invite

by Kelly Sundstrom
Make homemade party invitations using craft supplies.

Make homemade party invitations using craft supplies.

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When you are throwing a party, it is customary to send out invitations to all of your guests containing the date, location and time of the event. Although you can purchase pre-made invitations from a card shop or custom printing store, they may not have the design you had envisioned. One solution is to design your own party invitations with craft supplies. This allows you to customize the invites to look exactly as you prefer. Depict the theme of your party through playful cutout shapes that stand in relief on your invitation, enhanced with themed stickers and glitter in a color of your choosing, for an invitation that hints at the good times to be had.

Items you will need

  • Decorative paper
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock
  • Punch press tool
  • Glitter glue
  • Double-sided sticky foam
  • Paint pens
  • Decorative stickers
Step 1

Cut a sheet of decorative paper into a rectangle measuring 5 inches wide and 14 inches long. Select any color or pattern you prefer on the paper. Fold the paper in half lengthwise and press the fold flat with your finger. Position the folded invitation on a flat surface so the fold is facing up.

Step 2

Punch two to three shapes out of cardstock paper using a punch press tool. Punch press tools can be purchased in a variety of shapes and sizes. Select any shape you prefer.

Step 3

Squeeze glitter glue around the punched-out shapes in different patterns, such as swirls, dots or simply drawing an outline around the edges of the shapes. Allow the glitter glue to dry for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Cut three squares of double-sided sticky foam measuring 1/2 inch wide each. Peel the protective cover off of one side of each piece of sticky foam and adhere one to each cutout shape. Peel the other protective cover from the pieces of sticky foam and attach the shapes to the front of the invitation in whatever pattern you prefer.

Step 5

Write the party announcement on the front of the card using paint pens and let the paint dry for 10 minutes. Write the detailed information about the party on the inside of the invitation and allow the paint to dry for an additional 10 minutes.

Step 6

Add decorative stickers to the front of the invitation. Select stickers complementary to the colors you used on the invitation and relevant to the party's theme. Repeat with each invitation you need.

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