We recently made some frugal handmade party invitations for a "Celebrate Fall" party I am planning. Before I show them to you, though, I need all you scrapbooker types to leave the room.
Just trust me on this one.
Are they gone? Okay, here's what we did.
I used some brown packing paper that came in a package I got in the mail. It was a little wrinkled, but that just added to the look I was going for.
I collected some leaves and showed the kids how to do leaf rubbings. Everyone got to help out and they all really enjoyed the process.
We cut them out, keeping the leaf shape, and glued them to the front of the invitations. (It looks like someone snuck in some of the contraband orange construction paper.)
On the inside, which I can't show you because I don't want a couple hundred of you showing up to the party, and it's not because I don't like you, really it's not, but that would mean I'd have to buy a WHOLE lot more candy than I was planning on and remember how this whole idea is frugal?
MaddieLynn printed the details in alternating red, brown and orange paragraphs.
Very fall-like, huh?
Okay, now all the scrapbookers can come back, but please don't tell me that I could have added some ribbon or rick rack to frame the leaves because I already thought of that and since our Walmart up and decided to do away with its fabric section, I would have had to drive clear to the big city to buy that rick rack and have you priced gas lately? That would have defeated the whole frugal portion of the project, now wouldn't it?
So there you go. They are what they are. Handmade by kids. Simple and frugal party invitations.