While browsing the internet for wedding thank you card ideas, I stumbled upon a photo that I immediately fell in love with.
Amazing, huh? After seeing the photo, I had to have a photo like that. There was one little catch though: there was no way that I was going to pay over forty dollars for a painted paper parasol. So, I did what I do best, and made one for under ten dollars.
(Sorry for the terrible photo, no one was home so I had to set the camera on the fence and take a photo using the self-timer.)
For those of you who, like me, don’t want to spend forty dollars, I’ve put together a tutorial:
- Paper parasol ($5.50 from Pearl River)
- Photoshop or similar editing program
- A few sheets of heavy cardstock paper
- Sewing pins
- Fine tip marker (I used a black Sharpie)
- Paper paint in desired text color
1. Using Photoshop or a similar editing program, open a new window the size of a sheet of paper (8.5 x 11). Using desired font, type thank you in a large sized font, and print onto heavy cardstock paper. (I used Champagne font, size 300, and printed thank and you separately.)
2. Cut letters from cardstock paper. This will be your stencil.
3. Using sewing pins, pin the stencil to the parasol.
4. Using a fine tip marker, outline the stencil onto the parasol.
5. Fill in the outline using paper paint (I used Crayola Craft and Paper Paint in black).
How do you plan to thank your wedding guests?