DIY Cocktail Glass Hens Invitation
DIY Cocktail Glass Hens Invitations are available to order. They were a design I created last year for a client. My client was after a unique hens invitation cutout like a cocktail glass so I researched the concept for examples and inspiration. There were plenty of square invitations of cocktail glasses however there were not many examples of hand cutout glass invitations.
I worked on a unique digital concept first so I could illustrate how the overall design would look and the final design ended up being made using four cuts: 2 for the cocktail glass and 2 for the card insert. The design is best printed on thick stock so that it’s sturdy.
The below pictures show a step-by-step instruction of how to create your own cocktail glass invitation using a free downloadable template, however you can also request a quote.
DIY Cocktail Glass Instructions
- Coloured paper (at least 2 different coloured sheets)
- Craft knife
- Cutting board
- Double sided tape
1. Download my free cocktail template “here”
2. Print the template (if you print it onto thick card it’s easier to trace.)
3. Cut out the template using a craft knight by tracing around the template (freehand) or using a pencil, ruler and knife.
4. Use these cutouts as templates to make your cocktail glasses. Place them onto the actual paper which will be used for the invitation. In my example I’ve used black card for the bottom of the cocktail glass and a pink patterned paper for the top.
5. Fix double sided tape onto the back of the smaller template, making sure not to place any sticky tape at the very top middle of the glass. If you place sticky tape at the top, you won’t be able to insert the square card.
6. Align and stick the smaller template onto the larger cocktail template.
7. Decorate and write on the front of the glass or using design software you could also design and print out the front of the invitation. For my client’s cocktail invitation, I tied a black bow to the stem of the glass and burnt the ends slightly with a match so the ends would not fray. I also added a string of pink sequins at the rim of the glass to make it sparkle.
The small insert cards can be created by following steps 1 to 6 and once finished you can insert them into the top of the glass as long as you don’t use double sided tape at the top of the glass.
Give it a go and let me know what combinations and design styles you come up with. Share a photo of your cocktail invitation on my Facebook page.
If you simply don’t have the time and would would like me to design your own unique cocktail invitation, please contact me using the hens invitation quote form on this page.