Vintage Iron & Lace Wedding Invitation with DIY Lace Pocket

DIY Vintage Iron Wedding Invitation with Lace Pocket | Download & Print

Exquisite is the word that came to mind when Anna first showed me this Vintage Iron & Lace wedding invitation set. The lace pocket is exquisite, the detailing on the invitation is exquisite, and I was blown away with how exquisitely simple it is to put together. The invitation, RSVP and name badge merely require you to download, add your details, and print. The secret behind the lace envelope is a paper doily and a can of spray paint. There's no elaborate smoke and mirrors tricks needed. The doily can be sprayed any color that you like. Anna chose matt black, which gave the envelope a wrought iron feel. Any metallic spray paint would create a similar feel, or match your wedding accent colors. Just make sure the spray paint you choose is compatible with paper!

I also like the somewhat mottled feel Anna was able to get with the spray paint. By not going for 100% coverage the doily had darker and lighter spots, which added to the vintage look. So now you know the secret, it's a craft even the most un-crafty can tackle, so read on for the full details and the template.

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Lisa Fenstermacher

Lisa is the Aussie about the office at Download & Print. She believes you can't have too many hobbies. But you can, and will, run out of storage.

20 thoughts on “Vintage Iron & Lace Wedding Invitation with DIY Lace Pocket

  1. mandy says:

    how many doilies did you get from 1 can of spray and what size of can did you use? Trying to gauge how many i’ll need for 120 doilies!!

  2. Jones says:

    Do you know when you will start offering the 10 inch doilies to your customers, or when a template that is compatible with a readily available doily like the YouTube comments suggest? Thanks

  3. Tina_K says:

    Where can I buy the doilies – Fort and Field currently have only 8″ and 12″. I need them ASAP. My wedding invites need to be mailed in 3 weeks.
    Please help ?

    • Lisa Fenstermacher says:

      Hi Kelly, thanks for stopping by! Spray paint is fabulous for using on paper. It dries quickly, applies easily, and comes in tons of colors. If you spray the paper outside in a well ventilated area and leave it to dry for half a day or so, the smell disappears very quickly. Even after the doilies were cooped up in envelopes for a couple of days, there was barely a trace of paint odor when I opened the envelopes. Some brands of spray paint definitely work better than others, and the paint must be suitable for paper!

  4. Ashley says:

    I am making this invite for my wedding this Sunday. I’m having issues finding the envelopes. 160mm is 16cm or 6.29″. 6 1/2x 6 1/2 should work for this right?

  5. Melissa says:

    My daughter wants to use this idea for her wedding. In addition to the invitation, we want to include the reception card and RSVP card. How do you suggest putting this in the envelope? Does everything go in the doilie and then in the envelope?

    • Lisa Fenstermacher says:

      Lovely! Yes, the RSVP and return envelope plus the reception card should sit on top of the invitation, then enclose this stack of goodies in the doily envelope before placing the entire package in an outer envelope. Have fun with this project!

    • Lisa Fenstermacher says:

      This will depend on the brand of paint you use. I sprayed my doilies outside and the smell disappeared quickly. If you are worried about the smell leave the doilies in a well ventilated area for 24 hours after painting. This should be enough to get rid of any lingering odor.

  6. Chelsie says:

    This is awesome! I am testing spray paint for my wedding invitations, but I can’t find anything that specifically says its compatible with paper. Do you know which spray paints work the best? Also, after i was in the envelope for a few days did any paid rub off on the invite?

    • Lisa Fenstermacher says:

      Krylon spray paint is a safe choice. I did not have trouble with paint rubbing off onto the invitation from the samples I made. I did not send the invitation through the mail though, where it will get pretty roughly handled. I see no reason for the paint to rub off onto paper, but if you are worried I suggest sending a sample through the mail.

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