Have you ever wondered what to do with all your cards that you received at your wedding (or birthday, anniversary, or other important event)? For several months, the cards from our wedding sat around in a box. It made me feel bad, because we just read them once and then there they sad, all sad and confined.
I get the feeling that I initially saw this idea on Pinterest some time ago, so I decided to hole punch all of our cards and bind them together like a book.
This project is really so easy that there is no need for a tutorial, but just in case you're still wondering, here's how I made mine.
Wedding Card Booklet
I used a standard hole punch, twine to bind the cards. You can choose other materials such as ribbon or fabric strips. You can also punch more than two holes, just remember that they will all need to line up (and thus must be evenly spaced).
First, I hole punched all the cards, pressing the bottom of the card to the edge of the hole punch (so they'd be even).
After I punched all the cards, I categorized them by size. I wanted the cards to start with the smallest at the front and largest to the back. I found this to look much more pleasing and easier to look at than if I'd just put them in at any order.
After I got them all in order, I used twine to bind the cards together through the holes. You could use ribbon, fabric strips, or anything that either matches your home decor or wedding style.
Tie a knot to keep the first side together. It is a little harder to bind the second hole.
Once you've gotten your material through both holes, you can bind it however you want.
I tied loose knots around each hole, and looped the twine between the two binding areas to make a handle. If you don't tie the knots loosely, then it will be difficult to open the cards and see inside them.
This was a super simple project, and I love that our wedding cards are organized now! I made two separate stacks, one for the wedding shower cards, and the other for cards from the wedding day.
How have you chosen to organize your wedding cards?