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For my 30th birthday I had a big Gatsby party at a local hotel. I chose a Gatsby theme as I love the book and I thought it was appropriate to celebrate the end of my 20’s with a 20’s theme.
I had my party invites made by a company online they didn’t come with the sort of envelopes I wanted so I decided I would make my own Gatsby style ones, complete with glitter!
I believe that you can buy the black and glitter envelopes online but they’re not cheap! This is why I decided to make my own. Here’s how I did it…
Get everything you need to make you gatsby style envelopes.
- Black Envelopes
- PVA Glue
- Gold Glitter
- Gold Pen
There are plenty of places to buy everything you need online or check out your local craft store. Personally I bought my black envelopes on Amazon.
Prepare your envelopes for the glitter.
Put glue on the area you wish the glitter to go. I just used PVA glue from the kiddies craft sets. If you want the glitter to stick really well you may wish to use another form of glue.
Sprinkle on your glitter! Once you have covered the whole area pick up your envelope and gently shake off any bits that didn’t stick.
and voila the finished product…
Once you have you glitter on your envelopes you can always jazz it up a bit more with some gold decorations. Personally I added these small circular stickers on the back. You may also want to buy a gold pen to write the names of your guest on the front of the envelopes.
It’s worth noting that some of the glitter may fall off but you can always add a bit more glue to those sections and repeat the process.
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