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.
Credit: Raymond Hom


  • Cards (superthick paper works best)
  • Binder clip
  • Sponge brush
  • Craft paint in the color of your choice


  1. 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.
  2. Make sure the paper edges are aligned and clamp the stack into place with a binder clip.
  3. Evenly coat the edges with craft paint using a sponge brush.
  4. 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, Martha Stewart Crafts multisurface satin craft paint in Wild Salmon, $2.50,

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