DIY Wedding : Make Your Own Deckle Edge Wedding Invitations


DIY Deckle edge printable wedding invitation

A great way to add an individual, hand-crafted touch to your wedding invitations is to add a deckle edge. A deckle edge is ragged edge, as opposed to a straight cut edge.

Printable Wedding Invitations with ragged edges

Deckle edge paper is specially made, but you can easily fake it with a ruler and a little patience. Here's how:

How to make a deckle edge

1. Take your wedding invitation print out (I'm using Botanical) and if there are two layouts, cut the page down the middle so you're only dealing with one invite at a time.

Using a ruler to create a DIY ragged edge on a wedding invite

2. With a pencil, draw a very light line along the cutting edges so you'll always have a guide, even if you rip off your crop marks.

ripping the edges of wedding invitation to make a deckle or ragged edge

3. Lay a strong ruler (I used a metal one) along the crop marks of the invitation, and slowly rip. Make sure you hold down the ruler firmly.

4. Do this for all four edges.

ripping the edges of wedding invitation to make a deckle or ragged edge

That's it! 

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