DIY Wedding Invitation Ornament

Ah, weddings! I love weddings. The anticipation before the bride walks in, the groom’s first look at his bride, the vows, the kiss…. *swoon*.  I’m a sucker for romance. Not to mention I love a good party. Dancing and an open-bar with my friends and family is my kind of party.

DIY Wedding Invitation Ornament // A GIRL AND A KIWI

I was the first of my friends to get married. When we got married, we received several handmade gifts which meant so much to us.  The time, creativity, and love that went into each gift was heart-warming. My very creative aunt made us an ornament with our wedding invitation! It was so beautiful, the way each line of our invitation swirled and curled together inside a glass globe.

So, when my close friends got married, I wanted to recreate this magic for them. This ornament took me about 30-minutes during our morning coffee time. It costs about $2.

What You’ll Need*

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Cut the invitation into strips so you can still read each line of the invitation. You may have strips that are wider than others – that’s okay! The idea is you want to still be able to read the line of words. To add some variety, I also cut up strips from the black envelope and silver underlay.

Tip: Take a picture of the invitation before you cut it up so you know the address of the ceremony and reception! 

Now to curl!

I’ve done this project several times, and I find the best way to curl strips of invitation is to wrap it around a pen. Wrap the strip so the text is facing out towards you. At the end, you’ll end up with this:

Now, if you have a large invitation like this one, you may choose to only use the lines with the more meaningful text. For example, the bride and groom’s names, name of the church, time of the ceremony, etc. I left out the wedding website, name of hotels to book a reservation, registries, etc.

If the invitation is small and simple, make a copy or ask a friend if you can use their invitation.

So now the fun part! Take the top off of your ornament and place the strips inside the ornament. You’ll see they will stretch and fold gently. As you add more they will intertwine. Use a pen (not the ink part!) to gently move around the strips of the invitation to position them so they are more easily read.

Place the top back on the ornament, add a ribbon, and ta-da! In the end, you’ll end up with a beautiful wedding ornament to give the bride and groom.

This is a picture of the one my aunt made us:

 

I love pulling it out every Christmas, and of course it hangs front and center on the tree!

I have a couple more ornaments to make this year, and I’ll update you with the finished projects.

What do you think? Easy enough? Give it a go and show me your finished product!

Happy crafting!

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