Pocketfolds. That simple, folded sheet of card that wraps your beautifully crafted invitations and keeps them warm and safe, free of creases and dirt, tucked neatly together until they are to be revealed in all their gloriousness.
But seriously, it's just a piece of card. So why the ungodly price tags?
In true Download & Print fashion we are here to show you how to make your own pocketfolds for less. They, of course, are no less stylish.
I've put a list together of five of my favorite DIY pocketfolds They range from traditional, to simple, to creative and fun. We've got a pocketfold to match your wedding, whether your theme is vintage, romantic, or modern.
You can use these pockets with invitations you've purchased to save a little cash. Or choose one of our DIY wedding invitation collections and create the entire invitation package yourself. Aside from getting a completely custom invitation suite, you'll get a great feeling of accomplishment when admiring your handiwork.
Let me know in the comments which is your favorite pocket and I'll chime in with mine!
Faux Wrought Iron
Forget expensive die-cut invitations, this DIY pocketfold is made from a paper doily overlayed on your invitation of choice. With a little help from a can of black spray paint the doily is given a vintage wrought iron look. The intricate cut-outs of the doily play nicely with the stark black and white. Use this for a vintage wedding, industrial wedding, or black and white theme.
Envelope to Pocket
This is the simplest pocket on this list, and it's more a pouch... but still effective! Pocketfolds hold your wedding invitation, RSVP and enclosure cards in a neat bundle, and this DIY pocket does just that. No frills, no added embellishments, just an envelope hacked into a stylish pouch. Create this pocket with just a pair of scissors.
Vintage Photo Album
If you got some killer engagement shots this DIY pocket is for you. It's a simple pocket to hold your invitation bundle, and reminds me of a page right out of a vintage photo album. We fell in love with the tiny photo prints when we saw them and it wasn't hard to find a way to incorporate them into a DIY wedding invitation. Print the same pic for each pocket, or give each guest a different picture.
Elegant Vellum Pocket
This vellum pocket shimmers and shines, and has details so fancy you'd think you were looking at a super expensive invitation. Ha! It's got all the elements of a classic Download & Print wedding invitation DIY. Time-honored wedding colors, gasp-worthy presentation, budget-saving beauty and simple steps that even the most un-crafty can handle with ease. If you really want to wow your guests, this invitation is for you.
Traditional Pocketfold for Less
This pocketfold is a crowd favorite. It's just like a traditional pocketfold, but DIY'd for pennies. If you stick with black or white I'm talking less than 30 cents each. One sheet of paper and one envelope is all it takes to make this pocket. We've added a lace edge for a romantic feel, but leave a straight edge for a classic (and quicker) version.
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