My good friend Rita asked me to help her make some robot party invitations for my godson’s first birthday.Â At first, I said, “Absolutely not!” but then she bribed me with a large diet lemonade from Chik-fil-A and I had to say yes.Â She already had a these cute, plain, white robot shapes pre-cut out of card board that were a great starting point. They are produced by Creatology and she bought them at our local Michael’s craft store.Â All we really needed was an interesting way to decorate them.
I thought it might be fun to use aluminum foil to make them look all roboty (is that a word?) and then decorate them with whatever I had lying around the craft room.Â That was really all it took to turn these blank cards into adorable invitations. Rita, Melissa, Little Jo and I had so much fun decorating the robots!Â Seriously, I hadn’t had this much fun crafting in a long time.
Once the fronts were decorated to look like robots, we moved to the back for the actual invitation information. We just traced the robot shape onto black cardstock with a silver Sharpie.Â Using silver was really helpful because if the black didn’t like up exactly with the robot, the silver will blend in with the aluminum foil on the front.Â We cut the black shapes out glued them to the back of your decorated robots.Â This covers up all the foil edges and the brads that poked through from the decorations, so make sure you do the card stock after all your decorating is done. Then we used the same silver Sharpie to write the party information on the back of the robot party invitation.
Some additional tips for making your own:
- Gently crumple the aluminum foil before putting on your robot forms.
- The shapes were not perfectly symmetrical, so be sure you line the black shapes up correctly on the back.
- If your Michael’s doesn’t have the robot shapes in stock or you can’t get to a Michael’s, you can use the Robot Cricut Cartridge to cut a basic shape out and decorate it instead.
Take a look at some of the designs we came up with.Â I especially like our nerd/geek robot party invitations since I am married to one in real life.Â A nerd that is, not a robot.
If you’re throwing a robot party, you might want to check out these cute robot party supplies I found: robot wall decals, the robots basic party pack, robot centerpiece, and robot T-Shirt. We will be using these to help set the festive atmosphere at Rita’s party!