On a recent trip to Nantucket with my husband, I was glancing through a local magazine and came across a tutorial for decoupaging a clear glass plate with your wedding invitation. I didn’t take the magazine home or rip out the pages (promise), I just read the instructions, then reread them hoping to remember how to do this myself when I returned home.
Ironically, I came across this tutorial on our 9th anniversary, so that made this project even more special and appealing to me.
So here is how I preserved our wedding invitation, using a clear glass plate — decoupage style.
- Clear glass 9″ plate (size depends on your invitation size)
- Pressed flowers, flower images cut from magazines or the internet
- Wedding invitation
- Spray adhesive
- Mod Podge
- Thin transparent scrap booking paper
- Razor blade
To start my project I turned my glass plate over and placed my invitation down. I traced along the back of my invitation where the inner part of the plate edges end (make sense?). Then I trimmed off those edges so my invitation would fit nicely.
Next I positioned my pressed flowers. I did flip my plate over and place my invitation over the flowers to ensure not to cover any of the wording on my invitation.
I flipped the plate back over (back side up), lightly sprayed each flower with spray adhesive and gently placed onto the plate and smoothed. I repeated this for each flower. Next, I lightly sprayed my invitation with spray adhesive and placed it onto the plate.
Once the flowers and invitation were in place, I brushed Mod Podge all along the back of the plate, on the flowers, invitation, along the edges, etc. You don’t need a TON of Mod Podge, just make sure you cover the entire backside of plate. Next I place my transparent paper over my plate and gently smoothed along the entire plate, smoothing out any noticeable bubbles, etc.. The paper does wrinkle, but I think it just adds to the charm.
Once my paper was in place and smoothed down, I trimmed off the excess paper using a razor blade and then I set it to dry. At this point I did have lots of “white” spots under my paper, but once it dried they went away.
So that’s all! Funny, I don’t typically press flowers and didn’t even know I had until about a week ago while I was looking through a flower and garden book I hadn’t picked up in years and there they were! Once I found them I knew I would use them for this project. I found my glass plate at Savers for only 29 cents!
This project is quick, easy and is a very unique AND inexpensive way to display your wedding invitation. The options are endless as well! Wouldn’t this make a great gift for a new Mr. & Mrs.? Or for a new Mom & Dad using a birth announcement, or for a graduate or a special birthday? You could also use fabric, newspaper, old sheet music, etc. for behind your invitation. Endless options I tell ya!
I would love to see what you come up with!
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