DIY Wedding Invitations Go Eco-Chic - Green is the New IvoryWhy not get in on the latest trend in DIY wedding invitations and show mother earth a little love? Celebrities, families, and corporations everywhere are taking the plunge and committing to going green, now you can too! We're not suggesting you forgo the invite entirely and send an evite (where's the crafty fun in that?). DIY wedding invitations give you the power to say no to waste and yes to saving the environment. Here are just a few great ways to show your guests you have a heart (not just for your fiancé, but also for the planet!)
1. Use products made from recycled paper. Recycled paper looks beautiful and keeps the earth healthy. The styles, textures, and colors available are endless and some are even being made from 100% post-consumer waste. If you really want to save the planet, try making your own paper! All it takes is a blender, torn up bits of paper, a little water and a screen. You can even add flowers or confetti to your paper for a sprinkling of fun. (For further instructions, look up "how to make paper" online or find a book at your local library.) Hand-made paper is stunning, and will show your guests you took the time to care--about them and the planet.
Each small step you take helps. As you design your perfect DIY wedding invitation, think, "Can I use a recycled product? Can I repurpose something? Can I do without this part?" Every time you reduce, reuse, or recycle, you help make this earth remarkable.