Diploma Scroll Graduation Invitations

For an upcoming graduation party, I wanted to do something interesting for the invitation.

Invitation Contents, graduation party invitation, scroll

Invitation Contents

I started with a graphic of a certificate; I used a free clip art image of the frame, but you can buy certificate paper with the frame already printed on it.

Figuring a circumference of the overall rolled scroll diameter between 1″ and 1 1/2″, I placed the word “DIPLOMA” using the ‘Old English Text’ font.  I then added a return address and a box for the mail-to address.

Invitation Address Side

Invitation Address Side

On the back side, I used the ‘Old English Text’ font again for the ‘Invitation to Celebrate’ at the top of the page, then used ‘Copperplate Gothic’ for the remainder of the text.  I used a mix of text sizes (some bold) to make the inside look like an actual certificate.

Because I wanted the scrolls to hold their shape during mailing, I went to the hardware store and bought a 10′ length of 1″ PVC plain white pipe and had them cut it to 11″ lengths for me (thanks, Home Depot!).  I brought them home and spray painted them to cover up the words and barcoding on them.

PVC & Spray Paint

PVC & Spray Paint

Once they were dry, I attached the invitations to the PVC with tape, and rolled the invitation around and secured very tightly with a piece of wide grosgrain ribbon and snipped the ribbon ends in a ‘V’ shape.

Invitation taped to PVC

Invitation taped to PVC

Assembly with ribbon

Assembly with ribbon

Finished invitations:

Finished invitations, graduation party invitation, scroll

Finished invitations

Update from my husband who mailed them that they cost $2.20 each to mail.

Comments (1)

Gary M. CominsSeptember 26th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

FYI – Each diploma was approximately $2.20 to mail.
— gmsc

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