Guest Post- Stars and Sunshine- DIY Wedding Invitation Christmas Ornaments
Hi, Bear Rabbit Bear Craft readers! My name is Julia and I blog about DIY home decor, crafts, recipes, and more at Stars & Sunshine! I’m really excited Melanie is having me here to share with you all today 🙂
I got married a year and a half ago, and still love all things wedding-related, especially wedding invitations. I also love Christmas ornaments, so when I saw someone combine the two on pinterest, I knew I had to make some myself. Here’s how I did it!
A hollow glass sphere Christmas ornament
A wedding invitation (or other sentimental stationary you’re willing to cut up!)
A paper cutter or a pair of scissors
Next, cut your invitation into thin strips. I cut the strips so lines of text would be preserved, and only included my favorite pieces. I also included a few pieces I loved from other parts of our wedding invitations : the RSVP card, the program, and the stamps we custom ordered for our invites (I stuck two stamps back-to-back so it would be double sided and not sticky). I used a crochet hook to curl each strip by wrapping it around in a spiral. I liked a spiral where the strip was angled so as not to overlap (techinically a helix) much more than wrapping the paper around itself – the picture above hopefully makes sense if that doesn’t 🙂
Then just put all the pieces into the ornament until it was full but not stuffed – I really like how you get movement when you turn it around or shake it. If you decide you want to take some pieces out or rearrange them, I found needle nose pliers to be very helpful. I tend to hoard wedding invitations (I think I still have every wedding invitation I’ve received since starting college), but I used one we received for a recent wedding to make an ornament as a wedding gift for them too (to go along with something from their registry). I love how their more formal black and white single layer invitation ornament has a different look than ours!