As the wedding season soon approaches, many of us are sending our girlfriends off into blissful, married lives. For me, some sweet treats, copious amounts of sparkle, and your best girls is the ultimate formula for the bride-to-be to know that she’s an absolute gem in your life. And if you’re not one to be inspired by strict colour schemes and themes, do not despair! My philosophy is that a little thoughtful detail goes a long way—no dress codes, no fuss, no rules. Just come dressed in your favourite colours, add a sparkly cocktail ring and we’re good to go!
To demonstrate this, Annabel and I put together a team of wedding experts to show you how to do a gem-inspired bridal shower in a series of easy-peasy, lovely-to-do DIY tutorials, from invitations, to photo backdrop, to cake toppers, to even a colourful gem-inspired cocktails. Today, we kick off with these colourful gem-inspired bridal shower invites! Keep your eyes peeled for the rest of the series…
What you’ll need:
- Glue stick
- PVA glue with a fine tip
- Stanley knife
- Coarse glitter (can be in any colour you like)
- Assorted coloured cards—we love these colours from the GFSmith colorplan range!
- Printed templates (click to download)
STEP 1: The folded invitation
Your invitations can be any size you like really, but it’s always sensible to use a standard envelope (or else you would have a nightmare trying to source an envelope to fit your cards!)
We use a folded A6 card here in colorplan Emerald colour.
To create a rectangular gem, we cut off small corners.
Open up the folded card and glue down the printed template. Don’t forget to fill in the party details!
Once the glue has dried, trim down the excess paper
Close up the card, and draw in the gem facets with your PVA glue.
Sprinkle with plenty of glitter. Make sure you have a piece of paper to catch the excess underneath. Shake off excess.
STEP 2: The Gift Card
If you’re having a gift-opening session at the shower, make sure your guests know about it!
Download and print the gift card template.
Paste printed template onto a A5 flat card. Trim down corners as below.
Use PVA glue to indicate facets, then sprinkle with glitter.
Now it’s time to stuff those envelopes and post off to your friends!
Love Erin x
Creative Direction/DIY Tutorial Erin Hung of BerinMade
Shoot Co-ordination – Tamryn Lawrence, Love My Dress
Photography – Lucy Davenport
Styling – Andri Benson of Always Andri
Flowers – Sarah Williams of The Flower Bird
With special thanks to GFSmith for the colourful papers, and Emma of Coco Wedding Venues for her support locating our shoot venue, RSA House