Monday, May 7, 2012

Invitations to the big 1 year old Party

We just had Niah's 1st Birthday!! It was a tutu themed birthday and everything turned out just wonderful. Over the next couple of weeks I will blog about the party and all of the diy projects that I did for the party. Total cost of party $60, give or take some.

Today I am going to talk about the invitations. To match the party we had invitations in the shape of a dress with a tutu skirt glued on. See Below.

What you will need for these invites:



small bead ribbon


Hot glue gun

1. I had the invitation wording printed on one side, a picture of Niah on the other. I printed 2 invites on 1 piece of regular sized card stock.

2. I cut the 2 copies of the invite down the middle of the page

3. I took one invite as a sample and drew a dress outline on it and cut it out. Then I took the outline and put it on top of each invite and traced the dress on the invite. I cut out all of the dress outlines on the invitations.

4. I glued the small bead ribbon around the neck line with a hot glue gun.

5. For the tulle I cut out 2 strips of tulle a little longer than the invitation. I put hot glue on the bottom portion of the invite and scrunched the tulle up as I pushed it down on the glue. Then I would do the other side with the tulle.

To mail I got a little bit bigger envelope and I was worried how they would look after the endured the mail, but they turned out great.

Linking up with

Making Keeping It Simple
DIY projects and crafts Between Naps on the Porch
Pinworthy Projects @ Just us Four


  1. These are absolutely adorable! Found you over at Met Monday.

  2. This is such a great project! Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Party? I'd love to have you join the party.