Last October my cousin in-law was married. I hung on to her invite to make the newlywed couple a Christmas ornament for their first Christmas tree which would also serve as their wedding invitation memento.
I got the idea from this post on Pinterest.
It really turned out quite lovely.
To make one of your own you’ll need: an invitation, a clear plastic or glass ornament, scissors or paper cutter, a pen. Optional supplies: ribbon, decorative embellishments, spray paint.
I purchased a clear fill-able ornament from Michaels. I looked for the glass kind but only found the plastic sort.
The wedding invite was in hues of green and ivory. Although the ornament itself was obviously clear the metal part that you hang the bulb from the tree was silver. I used some spray paint in a green patina color to make it match better and to give it the look of stamped metal.
Basically all you need to do is cut the invitation, twirl it around something round like a pen and fill the ornament with the curled pieces of the invitation. I used the ribbon that was on the ornament to further decorate it and added in a lace ribbon to hang it from the tree.
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Shell Feis says
This is SUCH a good idea! I got married this year so I’m totally doing that with my invitation.
I love this idea so much! I wish I still had invites – I suppose it could work with birth announcements too!
Anne - Mommy Has to Work says
That is way cool!
Virginia from That Bald Chick says
What a neat idea, thanks for sharing!
so gorgeous! Thanks for the idea!
Wow.. that is a sweet idea!! Thanks
Such a pretty idea!
Marcie W. says
A PERFECT idea and I totally plan to copy this for my sister & brother in laws invite. Thanks!
What a creative idea!! I love it.
This is beautiful!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
I am SO sending this to my daughter so she can do it from her invitations!
Canadian Mom Blogger says
That’s gorgeous! I’m sure they will love it.
Wow, that’s really creative!
Jessie Harrell says
Beautiful – I love this idea!