DIY Rustic Wedding Invitations

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DIY Rustic Wedding Invitations

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Rustic Wedding Invitations

Due to the amount of info I share about how I created our rustic wedding invitations, I thought it would be easier to split the posts up into several parts.

In this post I will share how we put our DIY wedding invitations together, including the embellishments, so that you can use the same resources to create something similar. Or you can just download the FREE invitation HERE.

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Materials used for our Rustic Wedding Invitations:

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Here is a list of all the materials we used to make the invitations. Most of this stuff we already had, and everything else I either bought online or with coupons at JoAnn’s. As for the twine/ribbon, we used about 2 feet of each material per invitation.

I purchased the lace through this Etsy shop and purchased my buttons from Pick Your Plum when they had a super awesome deal on personalized buttons. I had “happily ever after” engraved on them. Of course, the color and amount of each product will depend on your style preference and how many invitations you need to send out. 

InkJet Printer {or send to a local/online print shop}

A7 Peach Metallic Square Flap Envelopes

A7 Steel Gray Himalaya Pocket Invitations

Brown Kraft Cardstock #70lb

White Cardstock Paper

Jute Twine

Narrow Sheer Pink Ribbon

Buttons

2 Sewing Straight Pins

2″scalloped lace

Fiskars Corner Punch: Romantique

Paper Trimmer

CraftBond Repositionable Glue Sticks

Scissors

Avery 2″ Clear Round Labels

You can reference all of the FREE fonts I used HERE.

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Putting our Rustic Wedding Invitations Together:

For the actual invites I cut each sheet of white cardstock paper into 2 sheets of 4.75 x 6.75 using a rotary paper trimmer {any paper trimmer will do}. I then printed my invitations onto the pre-cut paper. You can also purchase pre-cut paper if you prefer to print your invitations onto the exact paper size, and don’t want to cut the paper yourself.

I cut the kraft cardstock into 5 x 7 sheets and then made our invitations just slightly smaller than the kraft cardstock. This way you would be able to see the kraft cardstock behind the invitations once they were glued into the pocketfold envelope.

Tip: If you are getting your invitations printed at a print shop be sure to ask them how much it would cost for them to cut the paper for you, if you are printing with 2 per page. They generally charge per cut, which may be worth it for you to skip this step.

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After my rustic wedding invitations and enclosure cards were designed and printed, I laid all of the materials out on a table to start the assembly process. I was lucky enough to have the assistance of my awesome fiance husband and mommy dearest 🙂

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Step 1: Using the Fiskars Corner Punch: Romantique {or whatever punch design you prefer} punch each corner of the invitation and details card. We used the same corner craft punch but a different design for the details card than on the invitations. This adds another dimension to the invitations and it’s small details like this that make a big difference.

You will probably want to practice on scrap paper first to decide which design you want {each craft puncher comes with 3 different designs} and also to get a hang of where to place the paper. This may seem silly but I will admit that not every punch came out perfect. We actually printed out extra invitations since we knew there would be some punched corners that wouldn’t look so hot. Eric turned out to be a champ at this job so he was practically designated as the craft puncher, lol. Who knew?

Rustic Wedding? Check out how to create these rustic wedding invitations + FREE Printable Templates! MountainModernLife.com

Rustic Wedding? Check out how to create these rustic wedding invitations + FREE Printable Templates! MountainModernLife.com

Step 2: Glue the kraft cardstock into the “invitation section” of the pocketfold envelope. This will act as the backing to the invitation. I first used some clear scotch glue sticks which were great, but after we ran out I resorted to the CraftBond re-positionable glue sticks that I totally forgot we had on hand. These also worked awesome! Just make sure you press down around all the edges and that your paper is glued down securely.

Rustic Wedding? Check out how to create these rustic wedding invitations + FREE Printable Templates! MountainModernLife.com

Rustic Wedding? Check out how to create these rustic wedding invitations + FREE Printable Templates! MountainModernLife.com

Step 3: Glue the invitations into the center of the cardstock paper using your re-positionable glue stick. These glue sticks allow you to move the paper into place until you get it just right, and then they become permanent. I forgot to take a photo of this step, before I added our “details” card but you get the idea 🙂

Step 4: Add your enclosure cards a.k.a The Details card, into the pocket on the right side.

I created a “details” card to go inside the pocketfold invitation. Since most of our information is located on our wedding website, and we had a fairly small wedding {50 guests}, I decided to ask guests to RSVP via our wedding website, rather than send a separate card and envelope. The fonts used on The Details Card are Things We Said and Abadi MT Condensed, which are included on my post about the FREE fonts used.

However, you can use a “details” card for directions, accommodations, reception info, things to do, etc. Or you can create separate wedding enclosures such as your RSVP card and envelope, and then another enclosure with a map and directions just as one example. Side Note: If you are looking for a great, FREE, wedding website you should check out wix.com, that’s what we use and it’s my favorite out of all the ones I looked at.

For the details card we cut kraft cardstock sheets into 4 x 5.5 and then printed directly onto the pre-cut sheets. Afterwards we used the Fiskars Corner Craft Punch to add a little detail to each card.  Here is what it looked like:

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And here is what it looked like added to the pocketfold envelope.

Rustic Wedding? Check out how to create these rustic wedding invitations + FREE Printable Templates! MountainModernLife.com

Rustic Wedding? Check out how to create these rustic wedding invitations + FREE Printable Templates! MountainModernLife.com

Your pocketfold invitation is now all set up and ready for embellishments, yay!

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Rustic Wedding Invitations Embellishment Steps:

Step 1: Cut all of the ribbon/twine/lace that you will need for each invitation. We used about 2 feet of each material per invitation. Afterwards, we placed each material into ziplock bags to keep them separated and organized.

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Step 2: Thread your narrow ribbon pieces through a button. {You can then place them back in the bag as shown in photo above}

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Step 3: Place your ribbon on top of the lace with the button in the center. Then pin into place {you will take the pins out after you have it tied on but this helps keep it in place}.

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Step 4: Now wrap the lace/ribbon/button around the envelope with the button in the center of the flap and tie the lace/ribbon into a bow on the back. Don’t forget to remove the pins!

Rustic Wedding? Check out how to create these rustic wedding invitations + FREE Printable Templates! MountainModernLife.com

Rustic Wedding? Check out how to create these rustic wedding invitations + FREE Printable Templates! MountainModernLife.com

Rustic Wedding? Check out how to create these rustic wedding invitations + FREE Printable Templates! MountainModernLife.com

Step 5: Now wrap the twine around the invitation a couple times and then tie it into a bow next to the button.

Rustic Wedding? Check out how to create these rustic wedding invitations + FREE Printable Templates! MountainModernLife.com

Rustic Wedding? Check out how to create these rustic wedding invitations + FREE Printable Templates! MountainModernLife.com

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Onto the Envelopes:

I printed the addresses directly onto the envelopes using the same font and style I used for our rustic save the dates. I actually saved each address file from the same the dates knowing that I would want to use them for these envelopes as well.

Yes, the envelopes were a little bulky but after I sealed them shut I placed a clear Avery label on them. I printed out the olive branch monogram I used for “The Details” card onto each label. I must say that I could not get the stickers to print directly into the center, so I had to print out a lot of those suckers and then used the best ones on the envelopes. Keep in mind that the postage price may increase depending on how bulky your envelopes are.

Rustic Wedding? Check out how to create these rustic wedding invitations + FREE Printable Templates! MountainModernLife.com

Rustic Wedding? Check out how to create these rustic wedding invitations + FREE Printable Templates! MountainModernLife.com

I wound up taking these to the self-serve area of the post office to print the stamps, but if I had planned it out better I would have liked to use various vintage style stamps in different stamp amounts to create a more fun and eclectic look.

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Due to the embellishments, I believe the invitations cost about $0.80 each to mail. It’s always a good idea to check with your individual post office for rates depending on how thick or uneven the envelopes are.

So what do you think of our Rustic Wedding Invitations?

I hope that by seeing these you are encouraged and inspired to personalize your own wedding invitations.

15 Comments
  • Thank you for the tutorial on how to put these together they were a great help. Did you have any issues getting the address on the envelopes? Did you print directly onto envelopes or did you use clear labels and then put them on the envelopes.

    Do you have a template of the arrows going to the heart on the envelop that we can buy from you. It is so adorable.

    These really are incredible and I can not wait to make them. The stamp idea is a great idea.

    April 30, 2015 at 10:39 am
  • Ashley
    Reply

    Did you put the invitation in 2 envelopes or did you mail it in the ivory-colored envelope like they’re shown in the pictures?

    May 31, 2015 at 6:07 pm
  • Laura Moon
    Reply

    Is American A7 size different than UK size A7? Your measurements say A7 = 5X7 inches but in the UK our A7 print size is 2.9 x 4.1 inches and so I am having trouble finding paper and envelopes to match 5×7 designs.

    September 14, 2015 at 4:56 am
  • Lauren
    Reply

    Were you able to mail your invites with just the regular 49cent stamp or did they require extra postage?

    November 25, 2015 at 10:25 pm
  • Lauren
    Reply

    I apologize, I missed the last part of your post! Thanks!

    November 25, 2015 at 10:27 pm
  • Wow, that’s something that stands out. I was looking for some ideas and tips that we can use for my cousin’s wedding and I think your rustic invitation cards are just an awesome idea. I will get in touch with you in case I have questions.

    Once again, thanks for the tips and guide.

    December 21, 2015 at 3:45 am
  • Wow! These invitations were very well done. Very professional.

    January 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm
  • Andi
    Reply

    This is perfect, thanks so much! Question, where did you get the buttons engraved?

    January 8, 2016 at 7:47 pm
  • Alba Lopez Fernandez
    Reply

    It’s amazing! I feel my bad english, but I’m from Barcelona. I have only one question, and maybe you have told it in the description, but where did you get the cardboard with the little pocket? I don’t know if I explained myself…. 🙂

    Thank you anyway, if you would prefer answer me by email: albalopezf6@gmail.com.

    🙂

    Alba

    January 12, 2016 at 2:04 pm
  • Kathryn
    Reply

    I have downloaded the template, typed everything to suit and now am just looking at getting the paper. I’m going to go with a different colour scheme, but thank you soo much for this! I love it and my fiance does as well! He actually picked it!

    May 28, 2016 at 4:54 am

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