We were invited to the wedding of one of my husband's coworkers but it was several hours away and on the same day as Alice's first birthday party so we did not go. We still wanted to give them a little gift so I showed Ben this ornament on Pinterest (my explanation didn't cut it - men need visuals). He liked the idea so I grabbed a clear glass ornament and got to work!
Wanna make one? Just cut the invitation into strips using a paper trimmer or scissors concentrating on key elements like names, date/time, ceremony location (I even used strips from their reception card). Next, curl the strips around a pencil or pen and place them into a clear glass ornament. I loved the matching ribbon and a charm in the original pin so I did the same. I really wanted a wedding cake charm but could not find one in my local craft stores so I settled on the "I do."
Ben reported back that the bride loved the ornament and was impressed that I was able to match the ribbon to the text on the invitation! Yay for handmade, creative gifts that are sentimental and recycled as well!