Wedding season is just starting for this year, and you might be panicking at the thought of all of the registries you need to find and gifts to purchase. While I’m sure the bride and groom appreciate all of the kitchen gadgets and picture frames and household items – they did ask for them, after all – I like to take a more personal approach.
Something they can pull out every year and remember the day they got married. Something that showcases their wedding date, their names, and even the colors they chose for that special day. Something meaningful, but still inexpensive and easy.
- 1 clear glass ornament (I have a package of these right now, although I prefer a slightly larger size)
- wedding invitation
- cardstock in coordinating colors
- pencil, knitting needle, or other long and thin item
- paper slicer or scissors
Slice the wedding invitation into strips. Make sure to catch important details like the bride and groom’s names, the wedding date, the location, and so on. Slice some additional strips of the edges for the color. Slice a few strips of coordinating cardstock as well.
If the invitation doesn’t give away the colors of the wedding, or you’re not sure, stick with neutrals like black, white, silver, or gold.
Wrap the strips tightly around the pencil, one at a time, to curl them up. Slide them in the ornament, and then shake the ornament to get them to uncurl a bit. You can also try to stick the pencil in the ornament hole to move the strips where you’d like them. Do the important strips first, since you’ll have more control over where they end up in the ornament, and you can make sure the words will show on the edges. Then fill in with the rest of the colored strips. Pop the top back on the ornament and tie a pretty ribbon on top. You’re done!
Do you have a go-to wedding gift? Tell me about it!
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