In this day in age, we are surrounded by unique and adorable invitations and announcements via good ‘ol snail mail. After my wedding in 2012, I was trying to find a way to create ‘something’ to remember my beautiful invitation suite. I tapped into my inner-DIY and came up with a Keepsake Ornament. It was very easy to make and a creative way to remember and commemorate our wedding invitation. I then created ornaments for my friends out of their invitations, and sent them as a gift in December. Now that I have a baby, I have more reasons to create these keepsakes. Baby showers, birth announcements and birthday parties – just to name a few. The options are endless. Here is how you can create a keepsake out of your treasured memories.
- Wedding invitation suite or other invitation
- Anything else that would make the ornament special (ribbons, embellishments, etc.)
- Clear glass ball ornament – I buy these at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon
- Wooden dowel
- Cut your invitation into strips.
- Scroll each strip of invitation on a wooden dowel (makes scrolls thinner) or pen (makes scrolls thicker).
- Feed each scroll into ornament. If you want to place the bride and groom’s names on the outside of the ornament, make sure to cut them out nicely and make sure the strips are about 4 inches long. If they are too short (like the example), glue those strips to another piece of paper and cut that piece to four inches.
- Put the top back on and your ornament, tie some bakers twine or ribbon around it, and your ornament is ready to be hung!
As I mentioned above, these ornaments can be made for a variety of occasions. Here are a few that are on my to-do list!
Make your Christmas tree extra meaningful this year!