How to Design Hatbox-Shaped Invitations



A hatbox-shaped invitation is a clever way to invite guests to an afternoon tea, Victorian-themed party, Red Hat Society event or any other sophisticated gathering. A few simple steps can help you design your own customized invitation for whatever type of get-together you are planning.Difficulty:ChallengingInstructions Things You'll Need
Cardstock
Pencil
Ruler
Round shape or stencil (optional)
Scissors
Scrapbook paper printed with designs
Glue
Hole-punch
Thin, decorative cord

Decide what shape you want your hatbox to be. Hatboxes come in many different shapes and styles, but the most common are circles, octagons and hexagons. Octagons or


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