DIY Wedding Challenge: "Texas Champagne" Save the Dates
Create a unique and memorable Save-the-Date with Hot Sauce bottles (community article)
Small bottles of hot sauce I used ("Texas Champagne" from DJardines Foods)
Card stock or shipping tags
Brown ink and stamping sponge
Adhesive-glue or double sided tape
Mailing boxes (try paperandmore.com)
Shred or filler
Tools Needed for this Project:
Paper Trimmer or scissors
Print your desired photo on card stock or photo paper. You can use shipping tags for this project, but I wanted the backs of my tags to be colored, so I traced a tag shape with a pencil onto colored card stock and cut out by hand.
Cover your tags with coordinating scrapbook papers. I used two different papers for contrast, and adhered them to the tags with double sided tape.
Use a word processing program to arrange your wording. Print out Save- the- date words from your computer onto cream colored card stock. Pick a font that compliments your project, you may have to print several times until you get the right size as the tags are small. “Dirty” up the card stock with brown ink to make them look aged and rustic. Arrange the words and picture on your tag until you are satisfied with the way it looks. Adhere to your tag with double stick tape or glue. I printed our names on colored card stock and punched out with a star punch and tied to the tag with some hemp twine, you could use a different shape, perhaps a circle or a heart. Finish your tag with embellishment. I used rusty star trim that I got in the Christmas section of a local craft store.
Punch a hole in the tops of the tags and thread ribbon through. Tie around the necks of the hot sauce and finish with a bow. Fill the mailing box with shred, adding enough so that when you add the bottle and tag, it fits snugly inside without rolling around. Add your tags and bottles and tape the boxes closed. Add mailing labels to your boxes and you’re ready to go!