This is the “how-to” for Noah’s lightsaber invitation. If you are interested in the Pinterest pins that I used, just click on the picture and it will take you to that page 🙂
I used these two pins for the wording and overall design of the invitations.
Materials: Computer, Printer, Cardstock (green, yellow, red, orange and gray,) Glue Dots, Black and Red Sharpies, Scissors, Pencil, Tan Envelopes and Stamps for mailing the invitations to guests
I typed the invitation in Word on the computer and printed it on the different colors of cardstock. I bought the cardstock, glue dots and tan envelopes at Hobby Lobby. I printed a couple sample invitations on white paper so that I could play around with the shape of the lightsaber. It had to fit in the envelope for mailing, so it took a couple of tries to get the right shape.
I made a sample for the base of the lightsaber, then traced it several times on gray cardstock. You need 2 “bases” per lightsaber– the front and the back.
I used glue dots for this project. I had to wad them up to get them skinny enough for the inner paper to slide. If I did this project again, I would have used one of those glue pens from Hobby Lobby. A pen like that would have been SO MUCH faster.
After I had the lightsabers glued together, I used a black sharpie and a red sharpie to add details to the base of each lightsaber. I bought black cardstock to cut for this, but I was OVER this project by this point. Sharpie worked great and we still got tons of compliments on the invitations.
This is a shot of how the invitation looked when it was received and how it looked when it was extended. It was a lot of work, but it turned out really COOL! Noah loved them, so it was all worth it 🙂