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Rapunzel Invitations

Introduction

Children will be truly charmed by these Rapunzel-inspired braided birthday party invitations from Bettijo B. Hirschi of Supermom Moments.

Flourish Square Punch All Over the Page punchMartha Stewart Crafts

Materials

  • Rapunzel Tower Invitation template
  • 80 lb cardstock (one sheet per two invitations)
  • Flourish Square Punch All Over the Page punch
  • Yellow embroidery floss (one skein per two invitations)
  • Thin ribbon
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • No. 10 envelopes

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Print invitations and trim to size. Align punch over marked square on Rapunzel Tower template (it helps to do this with the punch upside-down) and punch window from each invitation.

  2. Step 2

    Measure and cut 16 9-inch lengths of floss; cluster cut ends and tape to work surface. Separate the cluster into three sections and braid.

  3. Step 3

    Tie off the bottom of the braid with thin ribbon, using a square knot. Tie off the top of the braid, just below the tape, with a short length of embroidery floss. Trim both the top and bottom of the braid.

  4. Step 4

    Feed the top end of the braid through the window and secure in the back with hot glue.

  5. Step 5

    Add a small dot of glue to the front of the card, just under the window, to help the braid lay correctly and avoid the text.

  6. Step 6

    For mailing, invitations fit a No. 10 envelope.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, January 2011

Reviews (2)

  • PagingSupermom 2 Feb, 2012

    Thanks again for having me on to show this invitation Martha! I wanted to let all your readers know that we now offer a printable template for this invitation customized to show the party details for a nominal fee. To get your template please visit our Supermom Co-op here: pagingsupermom.etsy.com

  • PagingSupermom 2 Feb, 2012

    Thanks again for having me on to show this invitation Martha! I wanted to let all your readers know that we now offer a printable template for this invitation customized to show the party details for a nominal fee. To get your template please visit our Supermom Co-op on Etsy here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/92078927/rapunzel-tower-birthday-party-invitation