DIY: Wedding Invitation Ornament
By Madeline Breen
As the crafter of my family, I’ve been wanting to come up with a sentimental, handmade Christmas gift for my sister and her new hubby. Since this is their first Christmas as a blissful married couple, I decided a gift that celebrates their newlywed status was a must.
My sister’s wedding invitations were one of my favorite details from her lovely farm wedding, so I came up with an easy do-it-yourself project: a wedding invitation ornament!
This project was easy to execute and would work perfectly for a range of invitations — baby announcements, bridal showers, birthday parties, etc. Here are the steps:
Time: Under an hour
-Fill-able ornament (found at your local craft store)
-Paper slicer OR scissors & ruler
- Using my favorite tool – the time-saving paper slicer! – cut the invitation into approximaetly 1/4 inch strips. If the font size varies on your invitation, adjust the width of your strips so the full line of text can be read. If you don’t have a paper slicer, the old-fashioned scissors and ruler method will work!
- Curl each strip around a pen applying pressure as you twist. Hold the strip around the pen for a few seconds to ensure the curl is as tight as possible. Depending on the weight of your paper, you may need to hold a bit longer.
- Carefully start filling the ornament with your curls. Use your pen to “nudge” stubborn curls into place.
- Once the ornament has been filled all the way, pinch the lid of the ornament to seal shut.
- Add decorative ribbon and voila!