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#1 Jenn

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    Posted 03 August 2007 - 12:38 PM

    Ok, so this is my first DIY. I'm not done with all of them, but once we got all the supplies, they are pretty easy to do!

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    We used resume weight parchment paper, and burned the edges with a candle. The parchment is great because it burns slowly, so you aren't dealing with your invites going up in smoke immediately! The labels were also printed at home and burned, but they burn a lot quicker, so be careful! We punched a hole in the top of the paper to thread our bead decoration through, and to ease removal of the scroll from the bottle. I bought some coconut scented oil (like for burning to scent your house) and put a few drops on the flowers and under the cork. You can definitely smell it when you pull the scroll out. We put a few small shells and flowers from the craft store in the bottle for decoration, and voila!

    I haven't finished them all, but I'm really psyched about how the first few came out!

    #2 amym567

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      Posted 03 August 2007 - 12:40 PM

      I love those! Great job!

      #3 MsShelley


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        Posted 03 August 2007 - 12:43 PM

        they look really good!!

        #4 StephanieMN

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          Posted 03 August 2007 - 12:48 PM

          OMG- how great. I love that you thought to put the oil in there.

          #5 TATrisha


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          Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:10 PM

          These are really very nice! Beautiful job!


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          #6 michelle08

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            Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:56 PM

            Wow! Those look really nice! Great job!!

            #7 Jenn

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              Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:55 AM

              I gave my mom her invite last night (the rest go out in a few months), and her initial reaction was to yell at me for spending so much money to buy fancy invitations - lol. She couldn't believe I made them!

              #8 smwatson

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                Posted 04 August 2007 - 07:24 AM

                they are super cute

                #9 Jessica

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                  Posted 04 August 2007 - 07:46 AM

                  excellent work. also like the coconut oil touch.

                  #10 Carolena7

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                    Posted 04 August 2007 - 03:24 PM

                    WOW, what a great idea! I wish I was that creative.

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