Save The Date cards made from recycled cereal boxes

Updated Oct 12 2015
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:

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And made these:

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Cereal box Save the Dates! And they're freaking rad!

The front:

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The back:

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"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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. I recieved one of these save the dates and may I just say that mine is AWESOME! I am so excited for this wedding

  4. 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.

    • 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.

  5. What a great idea! Colorful, cute, creative- AND eco-friendly (the best part).

    *saving in the back of brain in the future-wedding folder*

  6. 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!!!

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