How to Make a Lace Invitation

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How to Make a Lace Invitation
Add lace to formal invitations. (Lace in Box image by Yana from Fotolia.com)

Invitations are one of the most important parts of any event. Without them, your guests will not have the information they need to attend. However, finding invitations--especially formal ones--can be a difficult endeavour. You may not be able to find a style you like, or, if you do, it may sit outside of your budget range. Making your own lace invitations gives you control of how they look and allows you to purchase discount materials in bulk, saving you money. Adding lace to your invitations is easy to do.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Printed cardstock invitations
  • Lace roll (3-inch width)
  • Scissors
  • Flexible measuring tape
  • Glue stick

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Decide where you want the lace on your invitation. If your invitations fold like greeting cards, you may want to cover the entire outside of each card with the lace. If your invitations do not fold, you may want to wrap a piece of lace around the centre, like a belt, to give them a finished look.

  2. 2

    Unroll a bit of the lace, and hold it up to your first invitation. Depending on your look, hold it across the front flap of the invitation or wrap it around the centre of the invitation. Place your thumb against the lace to keep track of how much you need. Snip the lace with the scissors, measure it and make note of the length. Cut one piece of lace for each invitation.

  3. 3

    Cover the entire front flap of your invitation by smearing a thin layer of glue from your glue stick over the front flap. Press the lace into the glue and let it dry for about a minute before repeating the process on the back flap.

  4. 4

    Wrap the centre of your card with lace by stretching the lace horizontally across the front centre of your first invitation. Turn the invitation over. Smear one end of the lace with a little glue stick glue and press the ends of the lace together for a few seconds. The lace should be tight enough so that it doesn’t slide off of your invitation easily.

  5. 5

    Repeat the glue technique for all of your invitations.

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