An Easy Way to Personalize Your Wedding Stationery: Edged Invitations
Searching for a simple way to make your wedding stationery feel special? Consider this clever DIY hack, whichwill give the border of your big-day paper colorful edging without a hefty price tag. Just clamp a stack of cards—whether save-the-dates, invitations, ceremony programs, menus, or thank-you notes—together with a binder clip. Then, armed with a sponge brush, go to town coating the edges with craft paint in the color of your choice. In just a few swift moves, you’ll create cards that are cute, easy, and totally cutting-edge. Get the details below.
- Cards (superthick paper works best)
- Binder clip
- Sponge brush
- Craft paint in the color of your choice
- Start by stacking the cards together. Place blank cards on the top and bottom of the deck, as you'll inevitably get paint on them.
- Make sure the paper edges are aligned and clamp the stack into place with a binder clip.
- Evenly coat the edges with craft paint using a sponge brush.
- Let the paint dry completely, then unclip and admire your handiwork.
Tip: Feeling ambitious? Try this technique on your own designs. Or, for an easier solution, use it to give ordered prints a punch of personality. Either way, the fun, delicate framing is a fitting finishing touch for invitations you'll treasure-and guests will remember.
"Dotted Beauty" invitations and reply cards on premium double thick matte paper, $451 for 100, weddingpaperdivas.com. Martha Stewart Crafts multisurface satin craft paint in Wild Salmon, $2.50, joann.com.
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