DIY Invite Bellyband

Part of our invite design incorporated one of our monograms onto a belly band around the invitation. When our guests started receiving them, I heard from so many people they didn’t know what to do with it- slide it off, cut it off, tear it off. Who knew belly bands were so uncommon in the land of non-weddingbee readers!? I thought I would share with you how I created our belly band.

I used one of our pocketfolds and taped it together to allow me to easily wrap the band around it.

I cut 8.5 x 11″ sheets of gold vellum paper into 2″ strips and wrapped them around the invitation, taping them together with double sided tape.

I cut small squares of black stardream cardstock and taped stardream opal text onto it, and gocco’d our monogram on each one.

To attach the monogrammed card, I used mounting tape to raise it up a bit. I found that two pieces held it on securely. Excuse the little dog hair- I think several of our invites were probably sent out with a little “hello hair” from our dog, Max.

Attach the monogram square, and you’re done! I actually assembled the belly bands before assembling the invitations to break things up a bit. It worked out really well to just be able to put them on and send them out as opposed to assembling each one all at once.

Did anyone else use belly bands to hold your invite together? Did you guests know what it was, or did they cut it off as several of ours did?!

BLOGGER

Mrs. Champagne

Location:
DC/Vail/Colorado
Wedding Date:
February 2009
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    SizzleC 107 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:48 pm

    I lol’d about the dog hair haha! I have a pomeranian and sometimes when I’m taping up a package he runs over and tries to lick it or somehow manages to wiggle into my arms while I’m doing stuff like that… I’m totally saving this article!!! I have pocket folds, made my own square monograms and LOVE LOVE how easy this seemed!

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    lovelykitty 82 posts, Worker bee @ 1:40 pm

    I would like to make a monogram but not sure how to do this. Did you use a square puncher? Did you make a template with certain dimensions, create the monogram, and then have it cut somewhere??

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    Kskretny 9 posts, Newbee @ 1:31 pm

    Thanks for this post!! I found that making the bellybands out of ribbon made it very loose fitting and altogether looking sloppy (perhaps I could have used a thicker ribbon! Looking forward to trying using cardstock!

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    Launda, Guest @ 2:31 pm

    Can you please let me know where you got your monograms done or suggest a company.

    Thanks!

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