Let’s D.I.Y. this Birthday: Invitations
Invitations definitely set the mood and let your guests, friends, and family know what your theme is! If you don’t have the time to make your own, there are plenty of pre-made ones available at Target, Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabrics, and just about anywhere. So don’t worry the most recent invites I’ve seen really are well put together and still look great. I enjoy making things (as you’ll see) so please hand me the scissors, glue, confetti, whatever you’ve got – cause I LOVE IT!! This is a design I came up with and I created my own template based off of several pictures I found online of Muno. I spent about $30 in supplies (at Michaels).
What you’ll need:
- Card stock (I picked up a pack of card-stock in various shades of blue) Measuring 4.5 x 6.5 or whatever size you desire
- Textured Scrap-book paper in blue, red, and a design for the hat
- Opaque white marker
- Felt (for eye) or even the Googly eyes work
- Glue (I love Scotch Brand Glue)
- Stamp (optional) *I found this one in the dollar section!*
Though I had planned to hand write each invitation, by the second invite I realized I didn’t have the time. So I ended up printing them and I still love how it came out. I found the fonts on www.dafont.com and they’re very simple to upload on your computer. If you don’t have the time or just aren’t a Photoshop wiz, use Microsoft Publisher! I love Publisher and it is still my go-to for simple projects like this. So once you have your text/information piece it together. I found mine online from my inspiration invite and it says (invite can be found on etsy.com):
I created my own template for Muno’s head and hands along with the sailor’s cap. An alternative is just to print the items you want on card-stock and cut them out and trace what you need.
So after all is cut out assemble as you see fit. I drew in Muno’s teeth with my marker and used a permanent marker for the smile. He is a fairly easy character (which is why I chose him, plus he really is the coolest after Plex). For the water I ended up ripping the paper since it looked more like water to me that way. You can use decorative scissors or anything if that doesn’t work for you. I cut out a felt circle and added black paint for the pupil, but Googly eyes are fun too! It really is up to you!
Be creative…but DO NOT be afraid! It’s just paper and it’s just an invite that you will keep, but most of your guest won’t. Have fun with it, because it is ONE of a KIND! Who knew Muno liked sailing so much 😉