May 27

Bon Voyage Party Invitations

by Kathleen Ballos

I love making eye-catching invitations – I feel like you get RSVPs much quicker when the invitation isn’t just a plain text email. These paper lantern globe invitations are perfect if you’re throwing a bon voyage party for a friend. Wouldn’t it be fun to make one from a giant paper lantern for party decor? Just hang it with some happy decorations and you’re good to go!

Bon Voyage Party Invitations | Oh Happy Day!Bon Voyage Party Invitations | Oh Happy Day!Bon Voyage Party Invitations | Oh Happy Day!

Click through for instructions … 

Supplies: 4″ blue paper lanterns, card stock, scissors, hole punch, paint, paintbrush, pencil, marker/pen, string

Step 1: Assemble your paper lanterns.
Step 2: Using a map as a reference, roughly and lightly sketch the continents onto the paper lantern.
Step 3: Paint the continents that you just drew. This is a lot easier and quicker if you add some water to your paint so that it flows smoothly.
Step 4: Repeat for the rest of the paper lanterns.
Step 5: Cut tags out of card stock (these ones are about 1 3/4″ by 3 1/2″) and hole punch the end.
Step 6: Write your message on the tag with more party details on the back side.
Step 7: Cut a piece of string about 14″ long. Fold it in half and tie a knot 5″ from the fold.
Step 8: Thread one of the loose tails around the metal armature of a paper lantern and thread the tag onto the string tail as well. Tie the two tails together and cut off any excess string.

Bon Voyage Party Invitations | Oh Happy Day!Bon Voyage Party Invitations | Oh Happy Day!

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