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DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

 

This is a tutorial for DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitations which would be perfect for a Derby Party. Invitations most certainly set the scene and mood and are your guests first impression of how awesome your party will be! When you send or hand deliver an invitation that is worth hanging on to or even worthy of refrigerator real estate then you’ve set the stage for a great party!

I racked my brain for a long, long time to try and think of something that would be worthy for a vintage Derby Party. I haven’t been super impressed with a lot of horsey type derby images so I continued to search for the perfect way to invite our guests to a lovely afternoon of horse racing. So, here I give you the tutorial for making equestrian ribbon invites. Enjoy!

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation:

Supplies:
page from a book
scalloped punch
2 inch circle punch
hot glue
ribbon (I used 2 different widths)
fabric scissors
paper trimmer
black card stock
print out of number (click here to download the numbers)

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

Step 1: I trimmed 2 strips from the book page on my paper trimmer that were the same width

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

Step 2: Stack your 2 strips on top of each other and begin your accordion fold making small pleats. Crease them so the edges are crisp.

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

Step 3: Separate the two strips and put them end to end. With a dab of hot glue make 1 long strand of accordion folds.

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

Step 4: At this point, punch a 2 inch circle from your black card stock and layer with a scalloped punch number.

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

Step 5: Connect the 2 ends of your accordion folded book page together. Push the circle flat and gather the points in the middle.

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

Step 6: Glue your number circle into the middle of your accordion and hold until the glue sets.

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

Step 7: Cut 2 of the same lengths of each color of your ribbon. Stack and glue them to the back of your rosette.

DIY Equestrian Ribbon Invitation That is Perfect for a Derby Party

Step 8: Cut points into your ribbons

Step 9: Hot glue your rosette to the ribbons

Step 10: I covered the back of the invitation with another black card stock circle to cover the ribbon. I will add a smaller white card stock circle to the back of the invite with the information for the party at a later date.

So that’s it! Easy peasy right!  Be sure to check out my full post on to plan a Derby Party.

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