I’ve been having fun preparing for my daughter’s art themed birthday party next week. One of the first things on my to-do list was to make the birthday invitations.
Art Party Invitation
I saw this idea for a crayon box birthday party invitation from Chico and Jo and knew I had to make it.
I designed the box to look like a crayon box with birthday flair. The back of the box introduces the theme of the party and is a teaser to look inside to get the party details.
Each crayon had a custom label with details of the birthday party.
We have invited our family to all of our kid’s birthday parties since they were little. My husband and I have debated if we should still invite our family members to their parties. Especially as the kids are getting older, we have worried that it is “one more thing” to make people feel guilty that they have to come to.
I’ve decided that we should still invite them and if they want to come – great and if they don’t – no hard feelings. That is where the “Come if you can” clause in the invitation comes from. It is to let people know, “We love you. We’d love to celebrate with you. If you are busy or don’t have time – we understand and we’ll catch up with you later.”
Crayon Box Birthday Party Invitation Tutorial
To make the crayon box, I printed the crayon box template on card stock. It is available for download at the end of the post.
Next, cut out the crayon box and fold along the edges. I used a butter knife to help make straight lines and fold the edges.
Use glue or double-sided tape to connect the seems together to form a box.
I used a butter knife to secure the seem of the box.
Fold the flaps in to form a box.
Crayon Label Party Invitation Tutorial
Download the printable crayon labels at the end of the post. Use Word to input the text for the labels then print on a full-sheet of label paper. Label paper is the best to use for the labels so the label will easily stick to the crayon.
Cut the labels using a paper cutter. I recently bought a Fiskars paper cutter that I love. It has a wire line down the middle that allows you to see where you are cutting so you get a perfect line.
Remove the backing from the label and attach it to the crayon.
Roll the label around the crayon.
Snap! It’s just that easy!
Repeat the process for each crayon, matching each color with the corresponding label.
Place the labeled crayons into the crayon box.
The birthday party invitation turned out better than I expected! It ties in perfectly with our art party theme.
As I was making it, my daughter was grinning ear to ear. I could tell she felt special.
Art Birthday Invite Free Printable Download
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