DIY Wedding Invitation Ornament

Got leftover wedding invitations lying around and don’t have the heart to throw them away quite yet? I’ve got a holiday suggestion:

1) Chop up a couple of them into long strips of varying widths showing the key lines.

2) Roll ’em up really tight (I trimmed the strips so that the words show up at the end of the rolls).

3) Toss ’em in one of those glass globe ornaments available in most craft stores.

4) Hang and go ‘ooo’ and ‘aahhh’ at your good work.

I still have over a dozen of these suckers left since the minimum order was 100, so they may very well contribute to a holiday bonfire this year. Grr… I hate waste.


Mrs. Green Tea

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August 2008
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    Wow! that’s brilliant idea! I’ve got bunch of wedding invitations at home and this idea of converting to something more worth it is perfect for Christmas. I am so excited to start making it right now.

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    Nice post! its interesting and informative , i really like the idea, thanks for sharing this wonderful post, keep it up!

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