April 23rd, 2012
Whether you are hosting a baby shower for a friend or throwing your own, you want your invitations to be unique. You want all the guests to be impressed and you want them all to keep, show and display your unique baby invitations to their friends and relatives for years to come. If you really want unique baby shower invitations, do it with paper art.
What Exactly Is Paper Art?
Paper art is any form of art made by cutting and/or folding paper into different artful objects. Original paper art started over a thousand years ago in Japan with the most famous being the art of origami. Today paper art can include shapes and figures cut or folded from construction paper, tissue paper, origami paper, or any other paper that is easy to fold. Cutting paper into objects and gluing them to a background is a simple form of paper art.
Whether it is a cube, the famous Japanese crane or a flower, paper art can be used for many different projects. From invitations to miniature statuettes, paper art takes some time and patience, but if you want something unique, it is well worth the effort.
How to Use It to Make Unique Baby Shower Invitations
Imagine you can create a baby bottle, carriage, or diaper from just folding paper a certain way. It is possible. You can find instructions across the internet for the most intricate designs. Baby diapers, little baskets, flowers, butterflies and birds are all great ideas for decorating your unique baby invites.
If you are great at designing or have an artistic talent, you are well ahead of most people when it comes to putting something together. Draw a sketch of what you want the baby invitation to look like, and then go on a scavenger hunt.
Take a walk through some art supply aisles and shops, crafting outlets, and even your neighbourhood home improvement store. Look for patterns and designs that fit a baby. Pastel greens, yellows, pinks, beiges, and blues are great. Look for building blocks, baby items, nature scenes or cutesy little animals as the backgrounds. Often you can get scrap rolls of wallpaper from your home improvement store, or stacks of different coloured and patterned craft paper from the art store.
Whether you choose to make the cards, just decorate the cards or make the cards and envelopes, you will have to set some time aside to accomplish this. You will want to get your ideas together, get your supplies early and get to work. You have a great opportunity to create unique baby shower invitations.
You can also take advantage of the DIY area on some of the invitation sites across the internet. While you are waiting for the invites to arrive you can be working on the paper art additions that you plan to add. If you really want those one of a kind, unique baby shower invitations, then do it with paper art. Your guests will have something they can keep and display for years to come.