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Mini Kite Invitations: Kite Party

Spring is the perfect time of year to throw a kite party. This little kite invitation isn’t just cute, the little kite actually works! You can keep it in your bag for impromptu kite flying. These fun little invites are really easy to make. Just build a few small kites out of tissue paper and then attach them to a piece of cardstock that includes all the party information. Presto! Every guest is sure to feel special from the moment their invitation arrives in the mail.

Click through for instructions.


Materials: Colored Tissue Paper, Flat Hobby Wood(from art store), Colored Cardstock, Quick Dry Tacky Glue, Scissors, X-Acto Knife, Spool of White Thread

Step 1: Using an X-Acto knife, split your hobby wood in half so that it’s in very thin strips.
Step 2: Trace out the shape of a small kite and a triangle on a piece of tissue paper. Cut both shapes out.
Step 3: Cut on three thin strips of tissue paper (this will become the tail of the kite.)
Step 4: Measure and cut 2 thin strips of wood down to the size of the kite so that they reach from top to bottom and side to side.
Step 5: Glue down the longer piece of wood from the top point of the kite to the bottom point of the kite.
Step 6: Glue down the shorter piece of wood from one side point of the kite to the other.
Step 7: At the top of each thin strip of tissue paper, place a small dot of glue and attach them together to make a tail.
Step 8: Glue this tail to the bottom of the kite.
Step 9: Fold over a thin strip along the bottom of the already cut tissue paper triangle. Place a few dots of glue along this strip.
Step 10: Attach the triangle to the top of the kite (the side without wood.)
Step 11: Place a thin line of glue to the side of this triangle and attach a very long piece of thread.
Step 12: Wrap the thread around the invitation to secure the kite in place.
Step 13: Send in the mail for your friends to enjoy!

Photography by  Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting by Jessica Heywood
Styling by Caitlin Barker

  1. Becca / A Good Good Day

    May 14, 2013

    Jordan, you’re crafts and party ideas are so inspiring! I can’t wait till my nephew’s a little older (or I have kids of my own- eep!) so I can make them with him, or decorate for his birthday parties!

    Can’t wait to hear how your blog grew into the beautiful site it is today in your Case Study with Alt on Friday too! (It’s my first Alt and I’m anxious but excited!!)

  2. Anastasia

    May 14, 2013

    Wouldn’t this be a cute graduation card as well? The “sky’s the limit?”

  3. Kate

    May 14, 2013

    These are fun! Love the colors you chose.

  4. rhiannon

    May 14, 2013

  5. Meg

    May 14, 2013

    I love when things are dual purpose!
    Love!

    http://happinessiscreating.com/

  6. Bliss-ologie

    May 14, 2013

    Super cute! and sooo Fun!

  7. PARIS BEE kids blog

    May 14, 2013

    Fun! I want to throw a kite party!!!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

  8. Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista

    May 14, 2013

    These are so cute! I think now that the weather is nicer the SF Kite Company will be going back kite flying (with free loaner kites!) on Marina Green on the weekends. I took my kids last year and they loved it! We live in the perfect city for kites:)

    Jessica

  9. Marie

    May 14, 2013

    Great idea and it doesnt look that complicated! Love this! I really like your blog! I would love if you could check out mine and say what you think! http://www.thestyletographer.com/ THANKS

    Xo from Mexico!!!

  10. Kayleigh

    May 14, 2013

    These invitations are absolutely adorable! You come up with the most creative and inspiring ideas!

    http://notesofinspires.wordpress.com

  11. uncustomary

    May 14, 2013

    Extremely cute :-)

  12. Jenna

    May 14, 2013

    This is the cutest idea ever! I definitely plan on buying some tissue paper and trying this out myself in different colors. :)

    xo, Jenna
    http://www.circusofcakes.com

  13. Tipper Mary

    May 14, 2013

    Cute invitations, Like the design.

  14. dorette

    May 14, 2013

    I like the colours you had used.

  15. Kacie

    May 15, 2013

    Your party invites and projects always make me wish I had more parties to throw!!!!!!

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.com/

  16. Amanda

    May 15, 2013

    Great idea! Fun and whimsical and would bring out the inner child in all of us :)

    http://hiddenbaby.com/blogs/baby-blog

  17. Adriana

    May 18, 2013

    So adorable!! And such a great, unique idea. I really love kites, and I can easily say that I still love flying kites – it’s just so much fun. Would love to make these for a Spring get-together of family and have a BBQ so all the kids (and adults like me) can fly our new kites. :)

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