My sister-in-law’s wedding is quickly approaching, which means it is time to host a shower. This bride happens to be a real estate agent who loves buying houses (which I believe should be knocked down) and fixing them up. She has a knack for seeing the beauty that can come out of a bunch of rubble. To match her lifestyle, I decided to go with a home improvement theme for her household bridal shower. This theme isn’t too unusual for a couple’s party but might be a tad more so for a traditional wedding shower. My bride is not traditional though!
You know how much Chica and I love using paint chips, so that fit in perfectly with my theme. I went to Lowe’s and selected three different paint chips that matched her wedding colors. If your bride only has two colors, you can either omit the back paint chip altogether or make the middle one white.
Next, I laid out my invitation information in Photoshop. I went a little unusual with my fonts and placements, and added a clock image pointing to 1:00 to let people know the time. Sorry I had to hide so much of the information from you guys in my photo, but I wanted to protect her privacy. I would have loved to have shared a template for doing this but unfortunately, it is so custom, it just wasn’t possible. Of course, you can go very traditional with your layout and it will be no big deal. I printed the invitations onto translucent paper (vellum). The vellum is just a little smaller than the size of my paint chip.
To adhere the invite information to the paint chip, I used vellum adhesive runner tape, which you really can’t see at all! Then I just stacked up the paint chips.
To further fit with the theme, I used brads that look like screws to hold the paint chips together. I used a craft knife to make a hole in the top-left corner of the invitation.
See how cute it looks already? At this point, you can decorate the front if you want or leave it plain. I chose to leave it plain.
I love translucent envelopes and thought this would be the perfect application for them. To write the addresses, I found these Slick Writers markers that are specially designed to work on slick paper on not smear. They did the job perfectly!
I have lots of fun things planned for the shower that I will be sure to share after it happens!