Materials Needed: Wedding Invite, Orchid Template, X-Acto Knife, Cutting Mat, Aleene’s Tacky Glue or Glue Dots.
1. Orchid Template
Print out the orchid template. The purple orchid template can be found here. The white orchid template can be found here.
Once printed, use the X-Acto knife and cutting mat to cut out the orchid pieces. Scissors can also be used in place of the X-Acto knife. However, an X-Acto knife can give a cleaner cut and get into small corners. To make the orchid more life-like, bend each individual orchid piece; roll all petals towards the middle, as well as the sides of the throat of the orchid, as shown above (or below).
Using Aleene’s tacky glue or glue dots (similar to double-sided tape), piece the orchid together. Do this by placing a dot of glue, or glue dot, in the center of the three-petal piece and attach the two-petal piece, holding the pieces together for 20 seconds to make sure they stay attached. Finish it off by adding a dot of glue, or glue dot, in the middle of the two-petal piece and attaching the throat of the orchid on top, again holding the pieces together for 20 seconds.
4. The Invite
Grab your pre-designed wedding invite, layout the orchids to determine how they should be placed on the invite. The paper orchids can be added to the corners, as a frame around the whole invite, at the top, at the bottom, or spread sporadically across the whole invite. The orchid placement will have your creative touch. Once you’ve decided on a layout for the paper orchids, use the Aleene’s tacky glue to glue the orchids onto the invite. Let dry. Repeat for each invite.
Send out your beautiful orchid wedding invites to your guests. We suggest using a box envelope to ensure the orchids on your invite do not become crushed during shipment.