Want your wedding invitations to be eco-friendly, but to not skimp on the pretty factor? Hana DIYed her invitations, and not only do they look GORGEOUS, they're also uber eco-friendly in so many ways.
To keep this project as environmentally mindful as possible, I started out with a big stack of my homemade paper. I carved a block print of a fern and printed that on each sheet. I bought a pad of vellum paper (tracing paper) and printed out the invites, four to a sheet. These were carefully cut and attached to the paper with the fern print using a couple cross stitches in two opposing corners, like this:
I created small info cards directing people to our wedding website to RSVP electronically, but also included a phone number that people can call to RSVP. These were printed six to a page and carefully cut out as well. I printed them on some pretty card stock that I bought previously and had used for another wedding project.
Both the documents (RSVP cards and invites) were created with good ol' Microsoft Word. I have found through this whole DIY wedding process that anything can be created with Word.
The envelopes I bought were made to look like brown paper bags and include 20% post consumer recycled waste. I printed out the address labels on the same vellum paper (once again created with Word) that wrapped around the envelope, with the “to” address on the front and “from” address on the back. Then all I had to do was slap a stamp on them and send them away!
Dudes. Invitations can be really expensive. Doing it this way, though it involves a lot more labor, results in eco-friendly invites that reflect your values, and are a blast to make!