DIY wedding invitation wheel

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!

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Taken on May 8, 2009