{rootin’ tutin’ thursday} embellished invitations

Rustle up your craft supplies and load your glue guns ‘cuz it’s…

While I love modern technology when it comes to invitations, I definitely am old-fashioned! Whether I’m hosting a party for 6 or 16, I will always send a paper invitation in the mail. I think there is something so exciting about receiving a beautiful invitation that sets the tone for your party.

Printable invitations are definitely a budget party girl’s friend and I’m going to show some simple and inexpensive ideas to customize your invitation for that extra WOW factor!

I played up the rustic feeling of this Charlotte’s Web invitation by attaching burlap and a sweet gingham bow. I used hot glue for both but glue dots or spray adhesive would work well, too.

Red gingham scrapbook paper seemed the perfect background for this fun Barnyard invitation. For some extra pizzazz, I hot glued on a rope border.


For my Piggy Ballerina invitation, tulle was the perfect ballerina touch! I bunched up the tulle and carefully hot-glued it around the invitation. Then I finished it with a pink bow.


Be sure to purchase envelopes larger than your invitation and measure accordingly to ensure they will fit.

Designer’s Tip: Print your invitation at 80%-90% instead of 100%. This will reduce the size of your invitation allowing you room to embellish it and still fit in a standard envelope.

And there you have some easy, inexpensive ways to give your invitations a completely beautiful and custom look!

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