Save The Date cards made from recycled cereal boxes #Invitations#eco-friendly#save the date#steal-this-idea Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Aug 26 2009) Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Offbeat Bride Tribe member Sara had a dilemma on her hands… "I wanted to make Save the Dates that were eco-friendly and still bad-ass, funny, and that fit mine and the future husband's personalities." After a few months of pondering this challenge, she and her friend came up with a really awesome solution. Sara took these: And made these: Cereal box Save the Dates! And they're freaking rad! Related Post Alina & Adam's cuter-than-kittens Save The Date video Here's a great DIY alternative for Save The Date cards: To our closest family and friends… from Alina Adam on Vimeo. Alina says: We distributed... Read more The front: The back: "Each piece became a very personal piece of art and I even felt a little grief when I sent them out to my guests. I handmade all 115 of them. A few wedding party members insisted on picking out certain boxes for their STDs. All in all, it was a great experience and I can't wait to get started on my invitations." -Sara Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Amy & Steve's San Francisco Burner Double Wedding NEXT Russian Goth wedding Show/Hide comments [ 16 ] I've been thinking about using recycled clothes for our invites, i'm really interested in screen printing them and i thought i have so many shirts that i loved but i cant wear because I stained them, it ripped or shrunk and i wont get rid of them because i know i will use them in some craft project I also have a little tiny embroidering machine my mom bought years ago and I thought I might embroider our names on it and then print the rest of the info Reply Those are neat! I also love that she appears to have my zebra-print couch from IKEA. Reply what is the name of that comic with the dinosaurs? i used to read it all the time and now have completely forgotten about it… I love your idea for the save the dates! very useful Reply Dinosaur Comics! I LOVE it! Reply I recieved one of these save the dates and may I just say that mine is AWESOME! I am so excited for this wedding Reply love you Reply The comic is called Qwantz and is teh awesomez, as the lolcats say. These STDs are teh awesomz as well Reply I'm pretty sure I am going to steal your uber awesome idea. Reply YAY! Thank you OBT ladies for recognizing Utahraptor and TRex! Nobody got that part of the joke. Woot! And thank you for all the compliments. Reply oh sweet! finally a use for the billions of cardboard food boxes i use up every month! seriously, that could have been MY pile of boxes Reply i LOVE LOVE LOVE these! how did you do the printing? Reply Hey Renee, It's post-consumer vellum paper run through a normal laser printer like the kind you'd find at say, my office- ahem. Then I just cut them down to size and stung them with the ribbon. Easy Peasy. Reply This is a really cool idea! Reply What a great idea! Colorful, cute, creative- AND eco-friendly (the best part). *saving in the back of brain in the future-wedding folder* Reply Well everyone here in Wyo thought that the idea was great and claim you are a Genius. Oh I got the wedding invite and it went over B I G here also… half of Wyo would like to go to the wedding as well. 😉 Proud of you!!! Reply Did you put them in an envelope to mail? Awesome idea! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.