How to make Shabby Chic Doily Invitations

Posted: May 23, 2012 in Crafty Me, Inpire
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So, my 30th is only bout 4.5 weeks away, and to celebrate I am having a Vintage Inspired/Shabby Chic High Tea at my sister’s house. We have been scouring the second-hand stores and eBay for all kinds of vintage and shabby chic serving ware to use on the day. So far I have collected a few fine bone china pieces, some glass and crystal ware, and even some chrome serving platters and tiered cake stands. We have a menu drafted ready to refine, and I have just now finished making the invitations ready to go out to female friends and family.ย I decided to create invitations that represented a colour theme I would like to work with. That came in the form of paper doilies, and Christina Re Butterfly Garden.ย  Apologies for the phone pics- my camera batteries are flat again!

The invitations themselves are quite simple to make, but I think they have a little bit of ‘wow factor’ to make them just that little bit special. If you would like to make some similar, you will need some basics:

  • background/feature paper
  • vellum (to print details/information onto
  • paper doilies
  • coordinating ribbon
  • acid free adhesive (I used the Christina Re Tape Roller)
  • paper cutter

To begin with, I cut my butterfly paper into 4 (half, then half again- this just happened to be a good size for my doilies). Once I had enough cut, I went through and lined them up on the wrong side of the doilies, and folded the sides of the doilies in before cutting off the excess. I attached the paper to the doilies with the tape adhesive.

Next I typed, printed, and cut my vellum inserts to size, before securing them to the butterfly paper with a small amount of adhesive tape in each of the top corners. I cut the inserts slightly smaller than the butterfly paper so that there would be a ‘border’ around them.

To finish off the invitations I tied them with some ribbon

The Organised Housewife
  1. Nice idea! I’ve pinned it for future reference. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Aww. those are really pretty. Next time I need to make invitations I’ll have to try this out ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. six sisters says:

    These doily invitations are just beautiful!! We appreciate you linking up with us!! It’s so fun to see all of the great ideas and recipes on Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope to see you back again soon! -The Sisters

  4. […] I am celebrating in style, hosting a High Tea for between 3-0-35 people at my sister’s house. I have previously blogged about the invitations I made, ย and I recently shared photos of my gorgeous collection of crystal, china, and silverware on my […]

  5. Kara says:

    How Large are the doily’s? Do you know what size?


  6. Moira says:

    Thank you so much for sharing…your invitations are beautiful and are exactly what I’ve been looking to make for my daughter’s tea party baby shower. Can’t wait to get started…looks elegant with minimal effort:)

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