Make a Clever Save the Date

June 15, 2012 in handmade and vintage goods

Brittany Watson Jepsen
Brittany Watson Jepsen

Brittany Watson Jepsen is a designer and crafter. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness." Find her on her blog, The House That Lars Built, and her Etsy shop, where she designs and sells kitchen accessories and all things floral.

Have you heard of the notion of tying a ribbon around your finger to help you remember something? Well, this save the date will certainly help your guests remember your special event — without any string on their own fingers.

Click here for a PDF in varying skin tones. Just print it off and follow the steps below for a memorable save the date. To personalize it, you can print your details and glue it to the back or double-side print it.

X-acto knife
PDF pattern
Hole puncher

Step 1: Using an X-acto knife and ruler, cut your image. The PDF has crop marks to make it easier to see.

Step 2: Hole punch either side of the pointer finger. I used one with a very small opening.

Step 3: Insert the twine through the holes and tie a bow.


Your guests will be sure to remember the date of your special event. Enjoy!

All photographs by Brittany Watson Jepsen.