Morning everyone! We thought that in advance of the weekend, you might like to
gather together your scissors, paper and other bits and bots and have a
go at some wedding DIY. Today's little tutorial comes to you from our regular contributor, who recently became an award winning sationery designer when she scooped the national award for best newcomer at The Wedding Industry Awards earlier this month. We only like to work with the best see 😉
Over to you Erin!
Hello Love My Dress readers! I'm so pleased to be back with a new series
of DIY features for 2013. Wow your guests by packing your Save the
Dates with sweet pull-out kisses in time for Valentine’s Day. With an
easy template and just a few extra pieces, you’ll melt the hearts of
many. No extra postage needed!
What you’ll need:
(This makes 2 Save the Dates):
x2 Strong A6 card (that can go through the post)
x2 The sweetest photo of you and your fiance
This XOXO Template
x2 Mini Envelope, C7 sized will do just fine
5mm ribbon, about half a meter long
x2 A4 sized coloured card in different colours
Glue and scissors
Start with printing off this template (PDF file) on your home computer. The quality won’t matter as you will just be using them as shapes. As the shapes are symmetrical, you can fold along the middle at the dotted line, and cut out the two shapes.
Take one of your A4 Coloured card, and fold it length-wise down the middle, and cut it in half. You will only need one half for this Save the Date (save the other half for the next). Take the half and fold it length-wise down the middle again.
Fold your template X right down the middle, and slot it over the fold
of your coloured card. Trace out lightly with a coloured pencil and cut
out the shape.
Repeat this step with the O template with the
other piece of coloured card. You may double these steps to make
multiple Save the Dates and work faster!
Once the shapes are all cut out, stack your 2 Xs and align a hole
punch carefully over its centre. Punch a hole right in the middle. Start
with threading your ribbon through the X, securing a double-knot firmly
When threading through the Os, tie a single knot on both sides. This
holds the letter in place. Repeat again with both letters, making sure
the spacing between them are the same.
Attach a little flag at the end with your wedding date, then stack
and tuck all the letters into the mini envelope with the flag near the
Now onto the backing card:
Print “Save the Date” onto your card and paste your beautiful
engagement photo on one side. Flip the card, and paste the sealed
envelope on the other. Address the mini flap, stick a stamp in the
corner. Make sure all the pasted pieces are intact and secure.
That’s ready to go now!
You'll just need a stamp and quick walk to the Post Office…
You can see many more DIY and 'How To' features on Love My Dress here.
Have a lovely day Love My Dress readers!