Saturday, September 8, 2012

wedding invitation ornament

One of my best friends got married this past weekend. This wedding was special to me, since I have known the couple for many years. In fact, I was one of the first people who got to see the (stunning) ring before the groom proposed :)

I am sharing with you the gift I made, and now that it's been given I can actually post it!

I found the idea on Pinterest, of course, and the link lead me here.

Inside this ornament is their wedding invitation.

Here are the things you need (without the puppy paws!):

I used a plastic ornament since it's baby proof, and no one is 
subtle about wanting babies around here :)

Start by cutting the invite into strips, so that the key details of the wedding can be seen.  
A paper slicer would be nice, but scissors work just fine.

Wrap the invite strips around a pencil or pen in order to make it curly. 
Stretch the curl out a bit so it looks nice.

 Next cut up small pieces of ribbon. I used the same color as my bow topper. 
Make sure you burn the edges so they don't fray!

Add all of your strips and ribbon to your ornament, and top with a charm and a bow!

 Something I didn't do, but thought I'd mention, is to cut up strips of plain colored cardstock to go with your theme colors instead of using ribbon. Curl those the same and add them into your ornament along with the invitation. It would give it a nice pop of color!

I love Christmas time, and I'm a sucker for sentimental ornaments.  I hope this means as much to them in years to come as it would to me!

Now, does anyone still have my wedding invitation?


  1. I love this idea! I think I should do this for my sister!

    1. it was super easy, and i love how sentimental it is!