When the holidays arrive the invitations start flowing. With so many celebrations it's hard as a guest to get to every single one, but as a host, it's hard to make sure your invite stands out in the pile of mail filled with season greetings and all the other holiday party invitations.
What's a party planner to do? Get creative! Celebrations.com Expert and Party Planning Pro Shawn Rabideau has a fabulous DIY invitation holiday craft idea to make sure you grab your guests attention and their "YES!" RSVP.
Before the party even starts, impress your guests with a wine bottle invitation. Crafting one is easier than you think - and buying bottles in bulk means you'll save money. Shawn uses a full sized wine bottle, but the smaller version will save you even more - and with a $2-3 price tag per bottle, you're probably spending just as much on this idea as you would a traditional invite.
Watch the video for Shawn's how-to and tips, then read below for details!
Here's how you can make this gorgeous wine bottle party invitation yourself.
1 bottle of inexpensive wine (check out discount liquor stores, or those that reward for buying in bulk; Whole Foods or Trader Joe's are good options)
Nice paper for creating a label
Computer & printer
Scissors or paper cutter
Wine-shaped cylindrical container (Shawn used The Container Store)
Note: Makes one invitation.
Step 1: Design your invitation on the computer, using a word processing or graphic design software. It can be as simple or complex as you choose--you can even incorporate an image to make the label better resemble a real wine label! But the most important thing is to include all of the relevant information that your guests need: date: time: type of party: location:RSVP information: Attire if necessary.
Step 2: Print your label and carefully cut around it using scissors of a paper cutter.
Step 3: Place your label atop the existing label and check to make sure that the original label doesn't show through. If it does, you will want to glue another sheet of paper on top of the label before affixing the invitation. If it does not, sipmly apply the glue stick to the back of the label and affix firmly to the wine bottle, on top of the existing label.
Step 4: While the glue is drying, fill the cylindrical container with raffia.
Step 5: When the glue is totally dry, place the bottle within the container and seal it.
Step 6: Tie on a gift tag with the name of the recipients.