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DIY Invitation Ornament

A little unseasonal, but seriously, what do you with a wedding invitation of your friend or family member after the wedding? This has become my new post-wedding "just because" gift. I found the clear, empty ornaments at Michael's and the project went a little like this:

  • Slice up the Wedding Invitation horizontally and do not break lines of text. The idea is to be able to read word(s) here and there once it's in the ornament. 
  • Cut even areas of the invitation with no words (we'll need a little filler)
  • Cut 8" length of ribbon to coordinate with the wedding or invitation colors 
  • Once you've cut all of the invitation, begin rolling each piece around a pencil to curl it. Be sure to curl it words side out so you'll be able to see the words
  • Slide the strip off of the pencil and drop into the ornament. Once inside, it'll begin to loosen up. 
  • I recommend layering in this manner: paper with no words first, followed by written on paper toward the middle and top so you'll see it more easily
  • Continue to fill and shake as needed to loosen up the rolled paper strips. 
  • Top with the cap and tie on the coordinating ribbon!

Recently married friends, try to contain your excitement. I put a few of these in the mail this week!

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