DIY Birthday Invitations

1/23/2012






Who knew crayons were so much fun? Okay maybe I knew...but honestly I haven't colored with crayons in years (okay maybe weeks...but who's counting)? Anyway when I thought of what I wanted for Mila's first birthday invitations all that came to mind was: color! And lots of it. I scooped up cardstock and envelopes in all colors from a local stationary store, dug out my crayons and my trusty gold sharpie and went to work. A fun little bonus was the Kate Spade tissue paper I had received for my own birthday. And viola!

Obviously you can do your own twist on them, but I thought they were fun to share!

{Photos by me}

28 comments:

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

These are super cute, Alexa! And of course, Mila needs a little Kate Spade for her 1st bday invites...that's just perfect ;)

Boye By Red said...

So lovely. Fabulous idea!

birdie to be said...

So fun! I love that Kate Spade tissue!

Sarah O'Brien said...

what a cute idea, these card are adorable! where can i find that gold pen, i'm in love with it!!!

Rema said...

oh, how cute! you can always count on kate spade for a good pop of color! :) way to reduce, reuse, and recycle, lady.

Meg {henninglove} said...

i love those invitations alexa! so cute and creative. how hard is it to believe that mila will be 1 soon??

Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} said...

Aww, Alexa, these are totally great! So much for for a Little One's party...I love it :)

Sara said...

These are so fun and creative!

Amanda said...

These are so cute! I love them!

Kyla said...

That's such a cute project! I'm glad you were able to rediscover crayons ;)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

What a great idea - those are too cute!

alicia said...

these are adorable!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

crayons can definitely be a lot of fun. and how appropriate for a 1st birthday party. SO adorable!!!
p.s. LOVE that name, mila!
xo TJ

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Aw, I adore these! I love that they are hand-made, they have such a sweet feel to them!

xo Mary Jo

Closet Fashionista said...

SO cute!!! I love them!! Perfect for her first birthday :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Alexa said...

Sarah...they have them at CVS or Target. They come in gold and silver! I LOVE them!

Rhiannon said...

How absolutely darling :) You did an incredible job!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

These invitations are adorable! You did a great job!

Kat said...

thought i recognized that paper! so clever! and very cute :) you should be a scrapbooker :)

Johanna said...

Love these birthday invites...too cute. I am a sucker for bright colors let alone stripes!

Michelle ~ Make Life Pretty said...

They look great! I love that you recycled the Kate Spade tissue paper.

Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect! said...

These are so adorable and creative!!

Mandy Crandell said...

Adorable cards!

http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

I love these!!! They are super playful and adorable! Perfect for a 1st birthday party, too, with the crayons :) XO brynn

ashley nicole catherine said...

these are soo cute! great job!

TheBeautyFile said...

Oh my gosh, this is SO cute! I love them!!

Nikki said...

Those are darling! 1 year old already? can't wait to see what you have planned!

Gabriella Marie said...

So glad to have found your blog, all of your posts are adorable! But, now I'm racking my brain to find out when I can plan an event and make my own invitations! xo