DIY: Invitation Keepsake


With June right around the corner and also considered to be one of the most popular months for getting hitched, you may be a bride planning your upcoming nuptials and can’t wait to begin a new life with the one you love. The invitations have been sent and now it’s all about dinner menus, dress fittings and details! Or perhaps you’ve been married for years and that little paper that says “You’re invited” is still stuck in a shoebox in your closet – well, it’s time to get it out and create a beautiful (and easy) piece of art!

I have a mild obsession with all things paper, so splurging on beautiful wedding invitations was a must when I was planning my wedding. I wanted a unique way to preserve and enjoy the invitation as art in our home for years to come.

Using the bouquet I had created for my bridal portrait session, I intertwined pearls and pink ribbon (two key elements in my wedding decor) and placed the invitation pieces into a shadow box. I used double sided tape to hold them in place. I decided to not keep the glass facing due to the size of the bouquet, so the frame remains open and offers a unique 3D feel.

Note: You can always fill your shadowbox with half of a bouquet and then be able to easily fit the glass covering over it. This will also help protect it from dust.

This keepsake proudly hangs in our bedroom and I see it every single day. It acts as a daily reminder of our love and commitment that my hubby and I made on that special day almost eight years ago when we said “I do.” Share your invitation projects with us – we’d love to see!