- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I borrowed this cute idea from oncewed.com :
All of my bridesmaids live out-of-state. So rather than a phone call or email asking them to be my bridesmaids, I thought my girls would love getting these cute little surprises in the mail.
*** This project was very time consuming (8 hours or so)… BUT IT WAS SUPER CHEAP!!!! My total price for this project was about $12.
1 pack, 12×18 Manila construction paper – $4.49 @ Michaels
1 bottle, Elmer’s rubber cement – $2.99 @ Michaels (Use rubber cement! You can erase it with a pencil eraser if you get it outside your desired area. So simple!)
2 pages, 12×12 cardstock, textured, light orange – $0.69 @ Michaels
1 page, 12×12 cardstock, light yellow – $0.39 @ Michaels
1 page, 12×12 cardstock, light brown – $0.39 @ Michaels
1 page, 12×12 cardstock, dark brown – $0.39 @ Michaels
1 pack (8), Blank note cards w/ envelopes – $0.97 @ Walmart
1 ribbon, light orange – $0.97 @ Walmart
PICTURES – sorry some of them are sideways.
I chose textured paper for the dresses, which really turned out great. Much better than plain paper.
The hair was all done by hand. Once I got the right look for each girl, I traced 4 more similar hairs using the first hair (if that makes sense).
NOTE: All styles, length, color, and EVEN the parts are true to each girl’s REAL hairstyle.
The flowers were hand made using the textured orange cardstock. It’s 2 X’s glued together.
Faces were free-handed. Labels across dress were DJ Script Font on plain white copy paper.
This was my own wording. I used DJ Script font and printed on plain white copy paper. Cards were $0.97 at Walmart.
A simple piece of orange construction paper added an additional page within the card for my “Bridesmaid Roster”. I wanted to make sure my girls know the other girls’ names and who they are.
I’ve read over and over in all the wedding magazines to: “Let your bridesmaids know up front WHAT YOU EXPECT OF THEM”. Hence, this short letter, telling them to RELAX.
Final Product. These still fit in the original envelopes that the cards came with. However, I did need to use 2 postage stamps instead of 1.
Hope you enjoy this post. I’m sorry – I have no templates. I did this all by hand with a good’ol fashioned ruler and pencil. But please feel free to use the idea!! That’s why we’re all here – TO SHARE. 🙂