DIY Vintage Iron Wedding Invitation Template Tutorial

DIY Vintage Iron Wedding Invitation Template Tutorial


Hey this is Anna Skye and today I’m going
to show you how to make this gorgeous vintage invitation template. And you won’t believe
that this is actually made from a doily. You know those white one’s you get with cakes.
And lets open it up. So I’ve got this little name plate on the cover here, and we open
it up and you get this gorgeous wrought iron effect, and I made this design to match this
wrought iron effect here. But this is the Vintage Adelaide invitation, it includes templates
to make the invitation, RSVP cards, and this little name band on the front. And lets get
started. So your doilies, these are square doilies, and I included a link in the description
where you get these. And I’m also going to be giving some away to Boho readers. So if
you’re interested in winning 250 of these doilies stay tuned to the bottom of the post.
But you’re going to take your doily and, I’m using a cardboard box and a can of this Krylon
matt black spray paint. You want to shake up your paint like so. And you can use any
brand of spray paint but you’re gonna want to make sure
it says for paper. Pop off the top. I’m doing
this outside. Do this in a well ventilated area. And I’m just going to dust back and
forth across the doily. And you don’t want it to be solid black. What I have found is
it looks better if it’s kinda muddled, cause then it looks like sort of aged iron. So there’s
the front. I’m going to flip it over, and it dries very quickly. And I’ll go ahead and
spray the back. And you don’t want to get too close, and too far away you’ll end up
not painting at all. But just get it to your liking. And no two will be the same which
is kinda fun cause it gives it that handmade look. But now, that’s it. You have your wrought
iron doily. It takes about a minute to paint each doily, and they dry, I would give it
about 5-10 minutes to dry. So I’m going to set this aside to dry. Now I’m going to come
in with our template. And these are Microsoft Word templates, like all of our templates
at Download & Print, and they allow you to type in your name and all your invitation
details. And then you print it out onto A4 paper. I’m going to go ahead and trim along
the dotted lines to make the invitation. Like so. And I’m using this straight edge paper
cutter so that I get perfectly straight lines. And if you’re making a bunch of these it’s
probably a good idea to go ahead and invest in a straight line paper cutter. Now we’re
going to trim out the response card. I’m just lining up on the dotted lines. And vintage
is so popular right now, and keep in mind you could also print this on colored card
stock. I’m using off white/cream colored card stock. So there you go, there’s you invitation
and the RSVP. And then we have our last little bit, the name tag. Lets go ahead and cut that
out the same way. So now we have our little name plate, our RSVP card and our invitation
all ready to go into our doily package. Lets move these off to the side and bring the doily
back. So here is the doily all dried and ready to assemble. And you’ll notice that there
is this solid square in the middle and that’s where you’re gonna want to mount your invitation.And
it doesn’t have to be perfect. And all I’m doing is I’m using double sided tape. You
could use any type of adhesive. I like double sided tape as it doesn’t wrinkle the paper
but you could use a glue stick if you’re into that. I’ll mount that in there like so and
we’re going to set the RSVP card in there. And you’re just going to fold it up. And I
like to fold the sides first, and fold that over. And I’m just bringing it up to the edge
of that card there. Fold this one up. And I love how that spray paint gives it an aged
iron look. And you could experiment, like you could do a bronze color, or a champagne
color to get it an old look. Just spray paint and white doilies and you can make a lot of
really cool things. And now for our name plate. I’m gonna use, this is 7/8 off white ribbon,
and the ribbon is a really great spot to get your accent color in, so you could do like
red, or blue. Anyway I’m going for a really timeless white and cream look. So we’re gonna
go ahead and put our ribbon like this. And I’m gonna go ahead and take another piece
of that double sided tape, stick it on the ribbon, bring this over, seal it down. And
just trim that edge. And now we’re going to mount our little name plate there. So same
thing. Put a little piece of double sided tape underneath the name plate and then mount
it like so. And there you have it, the vintage doily faux wrought iron invitation. I hope
you enjoyed this DIY template tutorial, and to get the files go ahead and click the link
at the bottom of the video.

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