It’s hard to believe that February is already upon us! Guest blogger Robin (Kritterstitches), Spoonflower’s very own Senior Graphic Designer, is here to recommend her favorite free fonts for DIY wedding designs. Let these typefaces inspire your wedding invitations, ceremony program, or anything else you may be crafting by hand for your upcoming custom wedding.
Next up in our DIY weddings series, Spoonflower staffer Laurie shares an easy technique for creating unique, handmade wedding invitations using both Spoonflower decals and fabric.
In this DIY wedding tutorial, I'm going to show you have to make beautiful handmade wedding invitations using Spoonflower decals and fabrics.
- 1 sheet of 30×30” Spoonflower decal with your own custom invitation design
- 1-2 yards of Spoonflower printed fabric (upload your own design or choose a pattern from our marketplace)
- Coordinating ribbon and thread
- 20 Blank 5"x7” greeting cards (cut in half at the fold to make 40 5"x7” cards)
- Scissors and a sewing machine
Yields 40 invitations
Next, we need to design our decal. The decal is where all the wedding information is going to go. The design of your invitation is up to you, but I am giving you measurements to use that will ensure that your final invitation sizes right.
Next, we need to repeat the design to print on a 30" x 30" decal. So, with your flattened file still open, go to Image > Canvas Size then change your canvas size to 3.75" x 5.75", make sure white is your border color, then click OK. This border will make it easy to cut out the decals.
About Our Guest Blogger
In addition to being a fabric-obsessed Spoonflower employee by night, Laurie Shipley is a freelance graphic designer, surface pattern designer and illustrator, a mom, writer, crafter and cook. Her work is not limited to a medium or genre, although her current focus is a meticulous juxtaposition of simplistic and intricate pattern illustration for textiles, wallpapers and package design. She dwells in Durham, North Carolina, in a continuous creative environment with her son and two cats. Follow her on Twitter and check out her work.