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Since your wedding is only one day of your life, you should preserve the memories for years to come in every way possible. One way to do that is by making this easy DIY wedding invitation ornament for Christmas. You can also make them as gifts for couples whose wedding you attend!
The ornament pictured above is the one I made for myself after my own traditional and classic wedding. We loved cherishing the memory as we hung it on the tree it on our Christmas tree six months later.
This DIY project is easy and you really can’t go wrong when making it. And it only takes about ten minutes to make!
And since this is primarily a book blog, I will add that you can try this craft with the pages of a special book too. My recommendation would be to just make sure the pages are fairly thick.
Supplies for DIY Wedding Invitation Ornament
- Wedding invitation of average weight cardstock. If the cardstock is matted or too thick, it won’t work for this craft.
- A pencil.
- A ruler.
- Clear plastic ornaments. These ornaments are the ones I used for my ornament, pictured above. They are a standard size ornament, but you can use ornaments a bit bigger sized ornament if you prefer.
- Ribbon. This silver 3/8″ satin ribbon is the one I used. It was the perfect width to fit the hole at the top of the ornament. It comes in numerous colors.
How to Make a DIY Wedding Invitation Ornament
- Using the ruler and pencil, draw lines above and below each major line of text. (I left out lines that simply said things like “and.”)
- Cut the major lines of text into strips.
- Roll each strip around the pencil so it loosely bends into a spiral shape.
- Refine each spiral. In other words, if a lot of white space is showing, trim it! If the spiral is too tight or loose, adjust it! If you think one spiral would look better as two spirals, cut it! It’s up to you and your eyes to complete this step as you see fit. And, at the end of the day, you want to have enough spirals to generally fit the ornament. If you need more, you can add spirals from the RSVP cards, add some confetti, etc.
- Open the ornament and start placing the spirals inside. You may wish to put the most visually appealing, larger spirals in the front (for example, the ones that state names and dates). You can try to add the smaller spirals on the sides, to make the fit more snug, so that the more visually appealing spirals stay front and center. Or, you can just let them bounce around randomly — it’s up to you!
- Close the ornament. Make sure it appeals to you. If not, open it up and play around with it.
- Thread the ribbon through the hole at the top of the ornament and make a loop the size of your desired length of hanging. Cut and double knot the loop to close it. Trim the ends, then move the knot to the back side of the hole at the top of the ornament to disguise it.
- Cut another ribbon, at least twelve inches in length. Tie a bow around the loop, near the top of the ornament. Adjust the bow to your desired size, then trim the ends to your desired size.
- Hang on the tree and enjoy your DIY wedding invitation ornament for Christmas.
In addition to this DIY Wedding Invitation Ornament (and others), you can also try my DIY ideas for preserved wedding flowers.
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