For the past few years I have been making birthday invitations for Madailein rather than buying them. Now, these are not the best homemade invitations ever - but much more personal than store bought!! This year we have decided to have a mermaid themed party and I am so excited to decorate the house to look under water.
Making homemade invitations doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. For our mermaid theme I started with scrapbook paper in colors that reminded me of the ocean and beach. Using scrapbook scissors with a wave pattern, I cut a glittered paper to use as accent. I didn't really have a plan, I let the creativity evolve with the card.
I found some sequins and ribbon in coordinating colors and started to have fun!! Madailein really wanted to have Ariel on the invitation, so I drew a mermaid and colored her hair red. To a 4 year old as long as the hair is red, the mermaid is Ariel, lol!
pizazz!! In the end, each invitation will be a little different but made with love. :)
Do you have any frugal ideas for birthday invitations? I would love to hear / see your creations!
Happy Crafting. :)