Shravani's 1st birthday- Under the Sea theme Handmade Invitations

Hey there!

We celebrated our daughter- Shravani's 1st birthday party in January 2017, in Radisson, Hyderabad. The theme of the party was 'Under the Sea'. Starting with the invitations, all the decor photographs will follow soon. Yes, of course, the invitations as well as the decor, everything was handmade!

For these invitations, I cut the card stock, hand painted the border and the waves, wrote the matter with glitter pens and rolled it into a tube. In the bottles, I put sand at the bottom and three colors of glitter powder, tiny shells and stones. Then I tied a twig around the paper tubes, attached a tag at the other end and inserted them into the glass bottles with corks. I styled the bottles with shimmer lace, white pearls and shells. Wrote the invitee family names on the tag and invitations were ready.

It wasn't that easy too! Three months prior to this I had been sketching my ideas, putting down the requirements, searching for dealers, making phone calls, making trips to craft shops around the city, and finally could put together this beautiful piece. Our every guest mentioned to me how much they liked the invitation!

Getting the right size of bottles and shells was the toughest part. The dealers either had smaller or bigger versions. The glass bottles with cork came from Bangalore, tiny shells came from Gurgaon, pearls came from Indore, sand from Goa, glitter powders from Mumbai (from my regular dealer), the golden paint, twig, card stock and lace I bought during my vacations to Bangkok, Florida, Phoenix and Sydney.

Hope you liked these pieces. Posts on handmade birthday decor coming up soon. Until next time, happy crafting! Enjoy the pictures.


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