Thursday, March 10, 2016

How to make unique address change announcements/house warming invitations

The awesome thing about this project is that most of the materials are free. Paint sample chips are the basis for the whole thing.

I picked up some large ones and small ones so that I could hole punch and tie them together with ribbon.

There are a ton of paint chip sample moving announcement card ideas on pinterest so you don't have to do it exactly the way I did. I tried to pick up samples that mostly jived with the colors we picked for our house.

Step 1:
Pick up as many paint swatches as you can! You can find a variety of FREE (yes, FREE) samples at any Home Depot, Lowe’s, or local paint/hardware stores. You need to pick up a stack of the large multi-colored swatches and another stack of the smaller, single colored swatches.

Step 2:
Pick up the remainder of your supplies.
- Adhesive Labels (or name tags)
- Ribbon
- Scissors
- Hole Punch
- Envelopes & Stamps if you plan on mailing these out

Here’s the scoop on the labels, or name tags. You can pick up these cheap, sticky labels at any local office supply store. I bought mine for less than $4 at Wal-mart. I bought one package that contained 80 labels. (You don’t necessarily have to use this size, but make sure your labels will fit on your single colored paint swatches). I’ll let you do that math.

I prefer to use Avery labels because you can use the model number to download the template onto your computer. Once you’ve downloaded your template, it is easy to plug in your text, copy this text onto each label and press PRINT. Yup, it’s that easy! You don’t have any excuses; you can totally make these! I used one size for the front "address announcement" and another size underneath for the "party invite" for those we wanted to invite to our housewarming. The label sizes I used were 25395 and 5422.

Step 3:
Use the downloaded template to type in your message. Once you complete one label, simply copy and paste this same text onto each of the remaining labels and… PRINT!

Step 4:
Put it all together!
Take these new labels and stick them on your small paint swatches…
Stack a multi-colored paint swatch (bottom), with one or two smaller swatches and add a hole punch…
Tie them together with a little ribbon. The biggest decision from here- bow or no bow? You decide.

Step 5:
Add your home announcements to an envelope and send these bad boys out to make your new purchase official!

Photos coming soon.

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