Hey hey! Happy Monday! Thought I'd kick the week off on a good foot with a recent DIY I did. Since we got married in November, I've done verrrry little wedding related stuff. I think it's mainly due to the sheer relief that the whole things is OVER, haha! As much as I absolutely loved our wedding day and everything about it, I found further reinforcement that I do not have a future career in events planning. Yech.
Anyway, I had a bag of wedding stuff sitting around collecting dust, and most of it was wedding cards we received. I knew I wanted to do something creative with them to preserve the touching memories within, and my original idea involved cutting my favorite pieces out of each card front and arranging them in some sort of fancy piece of art. When I sat down and re-read all of them, I realized that the sentiments they contain are too precious to chop up and discard.
To make my own wedding card DIY album, I cut out some cardboard from boxes we had at home (I think these were from a Pop Tart box, lol), covered the ugly part with paper from a brown bag, and placed my cover art where I wanted it to go. I used pieces of wedding gift wrap we got, paper from the invitations we sent out, tissue paper from gifts and a part of the paper I used to make the card I wrote for my brother and parents after the wedding. It was special to find another purpose for these bits of paper I might have otherwise thrown away.
Then I just punched holes in each card in no particular order or placement. I used our standard 3-hole punch and every card fit fine between 2 of the holes. I wanted it to look a little imperfect so I didn't worry too much about lining them up.
|Pls ignore terrible mani|
Finally, I strung all the cards together with the front and back (undecorated) cover using twine that closely resembles the twine we used on our wedding invitations. It's rustic, imperfect, but special - just like our wedding day.
Thanks for reading!