On my to do list this week, for Monkey's party, is gathering invite supplies. Planning in 15 minutes means breaking projects into short to do items. So...this week, all I have to do is make sure I have everything I need to make treasure map invitations, modeled after the treasure map Sara made for the girls' recent hunt.
When making invitations, I have two goals. First, I like to make my own. I like them to be unique and like no others. Second, I like to use materials I already have around the house.
For my treasure map invites, I need to gather the following:
- white paper
- tea bags (for antiquing the paper)
- thick and thin black sharpies
- lighter for burning the edges
- sealing wax
- A or K seal
I don't have a seal, but I'm pretty sure someone I know does. Since I have plenty of time to gather (I give myself 2 weeks to make invites, and the seal is the last step), I have time to send out emails to see if anyone already has one I can borrow. And I know my mom has sealing wax because she's totally into that stuff.
See the beauty of doing things early, and a little at a time. If all goes well, and I am certain it will, I'll find a seal and my invites with be made with me having to buy a thing! What's more earth friendly and economical than that?
Now, who has a K or A seal? ;)