DIY Thank You Notes

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Planning a wedding requires a lot of several things, one of those being thank you's and stamps. I have never been one to want to send out typical notes, but I also did not want to spend a lot of money on buying special cards. One day when I was looking around my second favorite section of Target- stationary (clothes are top of this list), I found a pack of 50 basic thank you notes with silver foil. They were under $15, so I figured it was worth the  money and I would be needing these very soon.

Once I got home, I was browsing Etsy and found some adorable watercolor thank you notes. The catch- they were $6 for 4! There was no way this bride with over 200 wedding guests could afford that many thank you notes, no matter how awesome they looked. I kept on looking past these, but a few days later I was still thinking about them. Then I had an idea, I would transform my newly purchased notes into a watercolor card!

I purchased a $4 set of watercolors, and got to work on my DIY Thank You Notes!
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Once I had everything I need, I folded the card and started painting the front. I found that going in one direction with the first base color was helpful, and then added other directional brush strokes with other colors.

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The pattern of watercolor isn't very specific, so you can be creative during this process.

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I changed colors often, and mixed others to get me another shade of a new color. It took about 5 minutes for each card because I was being pretty specific, but it could have went faster if I didn't feel the need to mix colors for certain shades. I am very happy with the result though!

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Have you done any watercolor projects for your wedding?