The Perfect DIY Invitations for Every Event This Year

The Perfect DIY Invitations for Every Event This Year

Wedding season brings with it all kinds of celebrations. Showers, rehearsal dinners, receptions, bachelor and bachelorette parties — plus the big day itself! Every celebration merits an invitation, but Canon’s double-sided matte paper is here to make your life easier. The 7x10 sheets are already creased and even come with envelopes, so all you have to do is design any number of DIY invitations for your event, print and send them off!

As the festivities approach, turn your attention to creating personalized invites that your guests will remember. Maybe you're wondering how to make party invitations that will impress. Well, whether it’s bridal shower or wedding invitations, here are some ideas to inspire you. And don’t forget the thank you cards when the party is over!  

Lyrical DIY invitations 

Does the guest of honor have a favorite song lyric or poem? Or are you the kind of wordsmith who can crank out a sentimental sonnet, illustrative free verse or captivating haiku? Make language the centerpiece of your wedding or shower invitation. After the main event, keep the theme going by creating uniquely wordy thank you cards. 

Photo DIY invitations

No matter the event, a meaningful photo makes a lasting impression. Choose your favorite photo or photos of the guest of honor and print it on Canon’s double-sided matte paper. The art can do the talking, whether you opt for a standalone snapshot, a collage or a photo booth assemblage. Then, be sure to capture powerful photos of the event itself. You can use those to make your own thank you cards, after the fact!

Typographical DIY invitations

For font aficionados, playing with text is its own kind of artistry — and it’s about much more than serif or sans serif. Play around with different typefaces, colors and backgrounds and see what you like. Then, choose a specific font or two that feels fitting of your special occasion, and let the text do the talking! The words can be used to embellish photos or even stand on their own.  

Artsy DIY invitations

Do you love painting, sculpting or drawing? Create an original work of art that personifies your excitement about the upcoming celebration, whether it's a wedding, shower or themed-gathering. Then, take a photo of the finished product. It’ll be perfect as the art for your DIY invitation — or even for your thank you card later on.

Printable DIY invitations

Feeling frozen by all of the possibilities? We’re here to help! We’ve created this custom printable that's free for you to use as an invitation for your guests. Just download it and print it on Canon’s 7x10 double-sided matte paper. Then, when the envelopes are sealed and delivered, you can focus on the important stuff... like getting ready for the event! 

With DIY invitations, you have the opportunity to create a unique memento for a unique event. A few years from now, you might rediscover one, tucked away in a book or planner, and feel nostalgic for an exciting time. And that’s definitely not something you can buy in a stationery store.