Invitation or Card Ideas

Do you have a small gathering or party coming up? When in a pinch or just for fun, these simple ideas for creating your own “homemade” invitations can help you get your guests ready. I recently had a brunch with a couple of friends and had the idea to create a few invitations with some items that I already had on hand. Maybe a loved one’s birthday is coming up or you want to write a “Thinking of you” card. Whatever the occasion, you definitely need to be in a crafty mood, and remember to have fun! When I start to feel overwhelmed by a project, I just set it aside for a while until I feel like picking it up again. 🙂

This particular brunch was for a church-related event so I wanted to put a Bible verse on the invitation that would be encouraging. If you like this particular idea ( pictured above),  I have listed a few items you’ll need and a step-by-step drawing (slideshow) of the lantern jar below.


  • scrapbook paper
  • card stock
  • thin Sharpie or other choice of pen
  • fancy scissors (I used children’s scalloped scissors)
  • watercolor paints, brush, water
  • raffia (to tie and display a bow)

Almost all of these items can be found at a dollar store, as well. I am not a scrap booking, card making person, but this was a fun little craft for me to work on. When you use the watercolors, be careful to not use too much water on your brush. I usually dip my brush in the water and/or paint and blot it on a paper towel before applying it to the paper.



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My drawing and painting were done very loosely which made this project even more fun because it’s meant to be a “relaxed” style. I hope you can use some ideas from this and create your own beautiful creations for your friends or family. Blessings!


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