How to make covers for a marriage certificate
Many believe that the covers for a marriage certificate are not particularly needed. They think that this document usually does not wear out, because it is usually stored at home. But over time, it becomes necessary to make a copy, then provide the original, and it begins to overwrite, corners are crumpled, and the overall appearance is significantly deteriorating. To avoid this, you can purchase special folders for storage or purchase covers for a marriage certificate.
Such a solution will help not only to preserve its appearance for many years, but also to distinguish it among a stack of other papers. The assortment of shops now offers a huge choice, you can buy a favorite version of a folder or cover, decorated with hearts, a coat of arms or various monograms. And if you want an exclusive thing, then look for sites where needlewomen exhibit their works. They offer a variety of options already finished products, but can develop and custom design for your order, taking into account all the wishes. The cover for the marriage certificate can be decorated with a photo of the newlyweds, if desired, the names or date of the most important event in life can be imprinted on it.
If you want such an individual design, but the prices of skilled workers are frightening off, then try to make the necessary folder yourself. Perhaps you will like this process, in time you will understand all the nuances, sharpen the skill and earn money selling your creations. The length of the covers can be used with materials at hand. For example, to make an original version of a folder of fabric you will need cardboard, sintepon, suitable material and ornaments. Also you will need the scissors, clerical knife, sewing machine, pencil (better simple), transparent glue and double-sided scotch.
Making a cover for a marriage certificate starts with cutting out two rectangles of cardboard, the size of them is selected so that they can cover the document. On the edges of each of the cut pieces, it is necessary to glue the double-sided adhesive tape: a pre-prepared sintepon will be attached to it. After creating these blanks, you can start working with the fabric.
Cut out of the material 2 rectangles, each side of which should be somewhere 10 cm more than the corresponding edge of the cardboard. By attaching the fabric blank of the cover for the marriage certificate to a solid foundation, mark the locations of the required folds. After that you can proceed with its design. For these purposes, you can use ribbons, laces, ready-made flowers, embroidery, voluminous inscriptions. Only after the completion of the design phase, the cloth is attached to the blank of cardboard on an adhesive tape. Now it's time to proceed with the interior design of the cover. For these purposes, watercolor paper works well: we cut out of it a rectangle of the necessary size, which must be glued into the prepared carton billet.
The cover for the marriage certificate, made with your own hands, is almost ready. It remains only to cut and paste a triangle from the same watercolor paper, in which the certificate will be deposited. If desired, you can make corners on the other side and insert a photo of the newlyweds in them. To decorate the edges of the folds of the triangle and the inner perimeter of the folder, you can attach a ribbon or a thin lace.