Party Invitation Tutorial

by admin on April 30, 2011

Today’s guest project comes from Joke, a letterpress designer who writes the very sweet blog tokketok (named after her son’s first word). It is full of simple packaging and paper ideas that would inspire anyone to throw a party:

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Here Joke shares a tutorial on making party invitations for a first birthday (but we think any number will do!):

“What you need:

  • pen to write on glass (Sharpies also work fine!)
  • little glass bottle(s)
  • some twine
  • marshmallows
  • piece of paper
  • twist ties or some ribbon
  • tissue paper
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1.  Write your message on the glass bottle. Big letters are easiest to write out. Don’t think about the details of the party yet; these will go on another piece of paper. It’s most fun to write all the way around the bottle.

2.  Write or print the details of the party on a thin piece of paper. Make sure it’s paper that rolls up easily. Roll it up and tie it closed with whatever you prefer—I used twist ties, but ribbon or twine work just fine!

3.  Put your message inside of the jar and start filling the jar with the marshmallows. (You can also fill it with confetti, candy etc….but it works best with products that you can push around a little so the jars get nice and full.)

4.  Cut some squares out of the tissue paper and have your twine ready. Place the tissue paper over the top of the jar, and tie it closed with your twine.

5.  Your invitations are ready to be sent out!”

Thanks, Joke!

The Crafts Dept.


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