Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Celebrations: wedding save-the-date announcements

Wedding season is around the corner and if you’re lucky enough to be planning a wedding, you may want to consider “Save the Date” cards. You can send a simple card or do something unique like this Save the Date Cracker or Popper announcement.

To make the cracker, just use a paper towel roll cut down to about 3-1/2 inches. Insert your announcement and wrap the tube in tissue paper. The tissue paper should be about 3 inches longer on each side of the tube. Use pretty paper cut to 3-1/2” wide to wrap over the tissue paper.

Tie one end of the tissue paper and add confetti or some other fun filling along with your announcement. I used paper snow that I grabbed on clearance after the holidays. Tie the other tissue paper end.

You can mail the cracker announcement in a box or if you’re having an announcement party, have each guest take one.

The announcement can be a simple note or you can have fun with it by adding little personal touches.

These announcement crackers are a great way to be creative and not break the budget. You can use supplies that you have like, paper towel tubes, gift wrap, tissue paper and embroidery thread. On the announcement card I used, a piece of scrap book lace, an old button, a scrapbook rhinestone and pearls and a scrap of ribbon.

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  1. This is so charming and clever! Love DIY projects that use available or "found" objects so prettily!

  2. Oh my Carolyn, they are so gorgeous and the old, new, borrowed, blue is just genius. You out did yourself!

  3. love your simple, stylish annoucement. it rocks !

  4. what an awesome idea!! Love this!!!

  5. Oh, it's so lovely! Such a nice throwback to crackers that were used at holidays! Very innovative to use the trinkets on the invite as well!

  6. Carolyn you are soooo clever! Coolest saved the dates I've seen Hands Down!


  7. These are so elegant, I am pinning this for future opportunities!

  8. This is beautiful. I love the layout of the announcement and the little baubles! Super cute!!

  9. I love this idea ... such a great handmade touch for a wedding! I pinned it and I'm sharing it in my Project Inspire{d} features tomorrow.

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  11. I will begine to save the dates from where we started our process after deciding on our venue and engagement ceremony. I am in the favour of easy save the dates decided on a postcard wedding save the dates


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