“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.” Luke 10:38
There are other examples where woman invited both Jesus and the apostle Paul into their home. We are encouraged to be hospitable. So…
These are cute invitations for whatever event you might be having from a crafting party to dinner. And the best part is they are cheap. Really, really cheap.
- Paper bags ( the brown lunch bags is what I used. I got 3 invitations per bag.)
- Tissue paper (any color)
- Glue stick and liquid glue (Elmer’s)
- Construction paper (any color)
- Plain index cards or card stock
- Stickers or 2-sided tape
Putting It All Together
- Carefully open the bag at the seams. Then cut the front of the bag off and trim unwanted edges. Use the front as a pattern to cut 2 more envelopes.
- Iron out the wrinkles. I misted the bags with water to help get the wrinkles out.
- Cut tissue paper smaller than the brown paper. Iron if necessary. Easier to iron whole sheet then cut out.
- Using glue stick glue tissue paper to brown paper.
- Turn envelopes over and measure and cut ribbon to trim edges. Glue in place using liquid glue.
- Fold bottom edge up to make pocket for invitations.
- You can either hand write your invitations on index cards cut to fit inside of pocket or you can print them on card stock then cut to fit.
- Using glue stick, glue invitation to construction paper cut slightly larger than the invitation. Insert into envelope.
- Fold top edge of envelope over to close and seal with 2-sided tape or a pretty sticker.
Add your own little touches to make them personal. Have fun making them!