Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

When it came to asking my wonderful friends and family to be a part of my wedding party, I wanted it to be special. I didn’t want to just call them up and ask, or take them to lunch where they would totally know what was up. I wanted them to be surprised and feel very special. Plus I wanted them to have a keepsake they could have and remember forever how I asked them… Ok ok ok, I also wanted them to be totally impressed with my awesome DIY abilities.

I came across these amazing paper chain dolls dressed for the occasion, accompanied with a thoughtful and eloquently written card asking them to be my bridesmaid. I wish I would have documented the ones I made for my girls, but 8 months ago I did not know I would be writing a blog about my DIY projects. The project I followed was created by Anna Bond of Rifle Design, and I found it on the Once Wed website. I hope you enjoy!

Supplies

  • Craft paper (for clothes & hair),
  • Paper for bodies
  • Envelopes
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Glue stick

Directions

First, be sure that your chain will fit in the envelope you chose. I decided to make my chain about 6 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide to fit in an A7 envelope. Draw tick marks every 3.5 inches (or whatever width you chose) on the top and bottom of the paper for how many people you want to cut out.

Cut out your rectangle and score the paper vertically between each set of tick marks. This will make folding easier and more accurate. Then, fold the paper accordion style.

On the top of the stack draw the shape of your person. Be sure to draw the arms and legs to the edge of the paper so that they will be attached into a chain after you cut it out.

Next, cut out the person shape and open up your masterpiece chain! Decorate your ladies with dresses of your choice and different hairstyles to personalize them. You can also draw faces and pain their names on each one.

To complete the set wrap a band of paper around the chain and information card, and write the name of the person you are sending it to.

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Comments

  1. Very cute – nice ‘how to’ photos as well. Thanks for sharing (:

    • Thanks! I had a blast making mine, I just wish I would have taken pictures of my process so I could show you the finished product. Maybe I will make them again someday so I can show the blog.

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