DIY wedding invitation wheel

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    By popular demand: If you'd like to DIY these for your own wedding, we have fully editable Photoshop and Illustrator templates available for purchase here . You can have the invites printed directly from these template files once you've entered your own text, or you can customize the files further.

    This is the pride and joy of our DIY wedding efforts. We had some printing issues, so they went out a little late, but they came out AWESOME if I do say so myself. We created these chipboard invitation wheels to give guests a creative way to get all their information in an heirloom keepsake format. They are made from two circles of untreated, recycled chipboard diecut and letterpressed to look like an old planting wheel with redwood rings on it.

    We had planned to fasten the wheels together with a grommet in the middle, but the two layers of chipboard were too thick and I panicked a little. My husband said, "I'm not worried. If I just turn you loose in a hardware store, I'm sure you'll figure out something." Which is exactly what happened. After 20 or so minutes in our local ACE, I found some wooden plugs for the front and steel washers for the back that worked together beautifully when jammed together without mercy. The wheels turned smoothly and there wasn't even any need for adhesive!

    Carolynpom, Offbuhbuhbeat, and 70 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. iliketomoveitmoveit 70 months ago | reply

      they are really awesome!!!!

    2. Offbuhbuhbeat 70 months ago | reply

      this is gorgeous! great idea : ) xxxxxx (ps: your dress looks beautiful on you!)

    3. sparkledvintagecharm 70 months ago | reply

      this so awesome! :-)

    4. LauraBelleWright 70 months ago | reply

      incredible. love it.

    5. undergloss 70 months ago | reply

      lovely idea! well done.

    6. kaniapsm 70 months ago | reply

      wow this is gorgeous beyond belief :)

    7. jlyon1515 70 months ago | reply

      How many of them did you make?

    8. proud2bee2 70 months ago | reply

      I'd love to blog about these (and your other DIY projects), with your permission. Would love some info on your wedding as well.

      All my best & fantastic job!


    9. lakewriter1 69 months ago | reply

      Just blogged about this here

    10. LaurenVenell 69 months ago | reply

      jlyon: we made 85.

    11. LaurenVenell 69 months ago | reply

      Thanks for all the super nice comments and posts, everyone! It makes me go "aw, shucks," and squish my shoulders up to my ears.

      Just a quick note: we've been getting a lot of requests from people wanting to buy these for their own weddings, which is extremely flattering, but my husband and I are just freelance designers. We don't actually sell these off-the-shelf.

      If you're interested in having your own invitation wheel made, we're happy to work with you on an original design, or see above for a link to templates you can purchase.

    12. rachelino 69 months ago | reply

      ACK! Kind of overwhelmed by how awesome these are!

    13. Suzanne The Party Girl [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

      That is one really amazing invitation! I love all of your wedding photos! Congratulations on your marriage!

    14. dvdrogerson 50 months ago | reply

      Wow!! this is amazing!

    15. iRis ✿ 49 months ago | reply

      cool, thats really original!! like so much!!

    16. terrage1 49 months ago | reply

      beautiful production quality. gotta love that captain howdy too. ;)

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