Wedding season has arrived and here at Southern Living, we couldn't be more thrilled. We'll be bringing you weekly wedding-related posts—DIY ideas, etiquette tips, real weddings and more. This week, an ingenious DIY project from Kari Rider Events is leaving us love-struck!

Kari Rider Events knows how to make DIY projects look professional grade, the proof is in these envelope liners. They're simple, quick, and you'd never be able to tell they're DIY! It's a great way to give your invitations a custom look for a fraction of the cost at the printer.

The Project: DIY Envelope Liners

Level: Easy

Timeline: One month before you send out invitations (typically six to eight weeks prior to the wedding date)


Materials: Envelopes (we used Euro Flap Style A7 envelopes from Paper Source) One piece of heavyweight cardstock Paper for lining (wrapping paper works extremely well and is super cost effective) Xacto knife or scissors Ruler Tape runner or glue stick (we used Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive) A mat or something to protect your table


  1. Make the template. Take an envelope and trace it onto the cardstock to make your template. Cut the template out, then trim 3/4 of an inch from the bottom and 1/8 of an inch from each side. This will ensure the liners can easily be inserted into the envelopes.
  1. Trace the liners. Trace the template onto the back side of your envelope liner paper. Cut out the liners.
  1. Put it all together. Insert the liners into your envelopes, folding down the envelope flap with the liner inside before securing it with the adhesive. Use a tape runner or glue stick to secure the liner to the flap.

For more wedding and event inspiration, follow Kari Rider Events on Instagram: @kaririderevents.

We want to hear from you! What DIY ideas will you be taking advantage of this wedding season?