So, you are DIY’ing your wedding. Yay you! It’s a great way to save some money so you can splurge in other areas, and create a day that is completely your own. Thank-you notes are a great project to make yourself, since a little customization can make a big impact.
But while watercolor wedding thank you notes may be inexpensive, they definitely don’t look cheap. And imperfection is part of the beauty of watercolor, so no need to obsess over the details of this one. Thank goodness, because there are plenty of other things to obsess over!
All you need for this wedding DIY is a set of plain thank-you cards, watercolor paints, and a paintbrush. Any watercolors will work, but having more than the basic elementary school set will keep you from having to mix colors to match your wedding. A set of 24–30 watercolors can be found at a craft store for around $5. Totally worth the money, (and your sanity).
To make a color wash, wet a flat brush and watercolor cake with water, using more water for softer color and less for bolder color. If you are painting lots of cards at once, you may want to add color and water together in a separate palette like I did above. Swipe the brush across the card’s “thank you” text. For thin lines or more detailed designs, use a round brush instead of the flat.
Whether you decide to make a simple, single-color, wash, a multi-color ombre look, or a bold floral, watercolor is a quick and beautiful way to personalize your wedding thank-you notes. And if you’re feeling crafty, all your wedding or shower stationery can be created the same way for a totally unique look.
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