How to Make My Own Flip-Flop-Shaped Wedding Invitations

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Whether you are planning your wedding at a beach close to home or in a glamorous destination location, flip-flop-shaped invitations will set your guests' mood for the event. They are also very easy to decorate, so you can customize the invitations based on your wedding's colors and level of formality. For nearby celebrations, send your invitations out six weeks before the wedding date. If you are having a destination wedding, however, mailing the invitations three months in advance is advisable.

Things You'll Need

  • 5-by-8-inch card stock
  • Printer
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue
  • Type your invitation text and print it onto the card stock. Remember to keep the text's shape long and narrow to correspond with the shape of a flip-flop.

  • Create a flip-flop-shaped template. This should be a flat outline that you will use as a stencil to create the shape of your invitations. If you are having trouble finding a suitable template, see the link in Resources for an example.

  • Place the template on top of your printed invitations. Ensure that the template covers all of the text and cut the invitation around the flip-flop shape. You can use either a pair of scissors or a rotary cutter, if you are worried about the edges looking jagged.

  • Punch two holes next to one another an inch from the top of the invitation. Make sure that the two holes are not close enough to create one large hole. They should lie one-third of the way in on the arch side of the foot, as this will act as the base for the flip flop's thong.

  • Thread the ends of a 6-inch length of ribbon up through both punched holes in the flip-flop. Knot the ribbon and draw the ends out to the sides of the flip flop. They may stay in place on their own if the ribbon is very stiff or wired. If not, secure the ribbon with a dab of hot glue under each end.

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