{Christmas Invitation} Mini Christmas Lights

Supply List…

I was recently so honored to have been asked by My365Mag.com to write an article on a homemade Christmas invitation for their Christmas issue.

This super simple and super unique invitation is what I came up with and can be found here in the magazine!

I wanted to share the DIY with you just in case you’re planning a fun Christmas party and still need an invite idea!

Follow the tutorial below to make it yourself, or  make it even easier and contact me for custom invitations!  If you don’t need a Christmas invitation, search my site for lots of others that you can order for any occasion!

 

{ Supplies }

First, cut the green cardstock in half to a size of 5-1/2″x 8-1/2″.  Then cut the red cardstock to a size of 5″x 8″.  I like to use my X-acto Paper Trimmer for all my invitations…I’ve had it for years and it still works perfectly!

  

{ Trim the paper }

Next, using either a Word program or a printshop program, or if you’re fortunate to have one, an Illustrator program, create a text layout.  Be sure to include all the party information.  I created a fun heading using different fonts and colors.  Have fun with it!  Play with font sizes and styles to create the perfect look for your invitation.

The next step is to print out your text and cut the white cardstock.  It needs to be cut down to a size of 4-1/4″x 7-1/4″.

 

{ Punch the bottom edge }

Using the edge punch that’s shown, or any that you like, punch only the bottom edge of the white cardstock.

Now, using those super cute mini Christmas lights, string them across the top portion of the white cardstock.  Attach them on the back using a piece of tape.  I also used a couple of dabs of hot glue on the front to help them “hang” perfectly.

 

{ Attach the layers together }

The final step is to attach all the layers together using the mounting squares.  Be sure to keep all the layers centered to create a tidy and finished look.

That’s it!  So simple and so fun!  Perfect for any Christmas party you may be planning!

Remember to contact me if you’d like any custom made invitations using any of the designs on my site or a custom design just for you!

~Lindsay

Comments

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    This card is ADORABLE! I love anything mini, so a card complete with mini lights is certainly a win in my book! :)

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