5 Ways to Embellish Belly Bands

5 Ways to Embellish Belly Bands

Who said DIY wedding invitations have to be simple? Adding embellishments to your belly band is an easy way to add a special touch to your wedding suite! Let's get started!  

Supplies

 

pre-cut belly bands from Cardstock Warehouse

 

Dried flowers are beautiful and easy to find on Amazon or at your local craft store. You can also pick flowers outside and dry them yourself. I'm using a Plum Thai Unryu belly band and white dried flowers for this set.

 

Plum Thai belly band with dried flowers

 

Simply glue a dried flower of your choice into the center of the belly band, and you're ready to go! 

 

Plum Thai Belly Band with dried flower

 

For our next belly band, we're using a White Birch Wood Veneer belly band and a wax seal. You can find a wax seal that matches your wedding suite on Amazon, Etsy, or your local craft store. 

 

White Birch belly band with wax seal and wax

 

Melt your wax over the center of your belly band and stamp your image. So easy and so pretty!

 

White Birch Wood Veneer belly band with wax seal 

Adding foliage to your wedding invitations gives an elegant and natural feel to your suite. For this set, we're using assorted metal dies to cut foliage pieces and a Vellum belly band

 

vellum belly band with foliage dies

 

We cut three foliage pieces out of Gumdrop Green 100lb, Cherry Wood Veneer, and Lockwood Green 100lb. Arrange them however you like in the center of your Vellum belly band and then glue them down. 

 

vellum belly band with foliage die cuts

 

Sometimes all a wedding invitation needs is a little shine! For this set, we die-cut the word "love" out of Gold Mirror paper and paired it with a Lapis Lazuli belly band.  

 

Lapis Lazuli belly bands with Gold Mirror die-cut words

 

Simply glue your die-cut word into the center of your belly band, and you're done! Just look at this shine! 

 

Lapis Lazuli belly band with die-cut Gold Mirror word

 

For our last set, we are using a Mid Green Colorplan belly band with some die-cut monogram letters out of Cherry Wood Veneer

 

Mid Green belly band with wood veneer letters

 

Center your ampersand on the belly band, and then add your die-cut letters to either side. The wood veneer looks so nice with the Mid Green paper! 

 

mid green colorplan belly band with wood veneer die-cut letters

 

Which belly band is your favorite? Leave us a comment below and let us know! 

 

embellished belly bands

 

Once you have your belly bands made, you can simply fold them around your invitations and secure the back with a glue dot. You can also crease the edges of your belly band with a bone folder to make sure the edges are nice and crisp. 

Looking for more DIY Wedding inspiration? Check out our Wedding Paper 101 resource guide, our Wedding Blogs, and our Wedding Inspiration Gallery.

Be sure to share your DIY wedding goods with us on Facebook and Instagram!

Happy Crafting! 

Erica 

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