Friday, December 9, 2011

Wedding Ornaments

At the end of November I shared this super easy (and cheap) tutorial over at Tammy's Type A blog.  If you have not met Tammy yet, please go hop over there asap!  She's amazing :-)
In case you missed it, I'm sharing it here again with you.  This project only cost me 50 cents!  I purchased this plastic Christmas ball from Hobby Lobby.  Everything else I already had.DSC_0696
Dig through your boxes of stored wedding junk keepsakes, and find some old invitations.  Cut them into skinny pieces.DSC_0697
Wrap the skinny strips of your invitation around a pen so the words are on the outside.DSC_0698
Feed the swirls of paper into the Christmas ornament.  It took 2 of our wedding invitations to fill my ornament.DSC_0708
I also had some of the bird seed pouches that was chucked at us as we ran off to our honeymoon leftover.  I knew I was keeping it for something ;-)  The colors for our wedding were black & silver, so I took the ribbons from the bird seed bags and tied them around the top of the ornament. 

Don’t you love this? The easiest craft on the planet.  Glue isn’t even required! Ha!DSC_0722
awwwww so romantic ;-)DSC_0717
This is definitely a much better way to store my extra invitations than in a dusty box at the top of a closet! Don’t you think?

Phil and I got married December 29th so our anniversary is always associated with Christmas.  If you know someone who is getting married at Christmas time, this would be a great way to decorate their gift.  Or, if you have a friend that got married this year, this would be a fantastic and special Christmas gift for them.  Or if it’s years later and you’re still obsessed with that special day (like me), this is a nice and cheap treat for yourself. 

I hope y’all like this project as much as I do :-)
xoxo Darby


Meggan said...

I am so glad you shared this tutorial, I want to make one!! My brother in law is getting married in a few months and this would be perfect!

tara said...

i've been seeing these all over the blogworld and i really want to make one!! they are SO cute!

Lindsay said...

I think these are so fun! They would make for such great gifts!

Nesha said...

I have a cousin who is getting married on Dec. 1 2012. She would LOVE this. What a great idea. Why didn't I think of that, lol!

The Single Nester said...

How sweet! Don't you love those clear ornaments! I will be posting about some I made this year.

Crystal said...

These are so pretty! I love how you made these into such a special keepsake with your wedding invitation! :)

Kellyn Fleming said...

I love this idea and only wish I had of known about it before so I could have saved all the invitations to all the weddings I've been to lately! Definitely something to pocket for later.

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

so beautiful! thanks for linking up at my What We Wore and Made Party and happy anniversary!

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