Our DIY invitations had a lot of of pieces so we wanted something to tie them all together. Our solution? Belly bands. Keeping with our DIY theme we made the belly bands ourselves. These bands were a fairly quick project and helped make all of the pieces of our invitation into a cohesive whole.
I already had a small flower design that I had drawn for our website cards and scanned, so I simply decided how wide I wanted the bands to be and copied the design into a new Publisher file with the correct spacing. I then printed the design in light gray on paper (text) which matched our invitation backing and envelopes. I traced over the printing with a gold metallic pen and then cut the paper into bands using a paper cutter. We made seven bands per a sheet of 8 1/2″ by 11″ paper.
To assemble the invitations we placed a band face down on the table and stacked all of the invitation pieces (also face down) on top of the band with the design centered. We then folded the edges of the band up around the invitation and taped the two loose ends of the band together with a piece of double sided tape.
To make the belly bands, we used:
- Moss Text Weight Paper (from Paper Source)
- Metallic pen
- Paper cutter
- Double sided tape
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