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.

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Mrs. Green Tea

Location:
Sacramento
Wedding Date:
August 23, 2008

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    D. Marie, Guest @ 6:02 pm

    That is so beautiful….and not only just for invitations…you could put some many different things in the ornament and give them as gifts! Great idea! Now I have to make my way over to the craft store!

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    RTW, Guest @ 7:32 pm

    You are so crafty– this idea is genius!

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    Mrs. Penguin 3448 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:40 pm

    AWESOME! I’m gonna do 2 or 3 of these!

    Those are some awesome photo taking skills too!

    Awesome? Yeah awesome. Awe-inspiring. Awe-inducing.

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    bellenga, Guest @ 7:51 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I hope I can pull this one off next year..I’m not the craftiest at the actual making of things, but love to design/decorate and plan.

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    bellenga, Guest @ 7:52 pm

    You had such a great idea! Holiday toast to Mrs. Green Tea! I will try this for my coworker who just had a baby..use her baby’s birth announcement!

    This site is so fun.

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    Mrs. Glitter 986 posts, Busy bee @ 8:30 pm

    Oooh, I love it! A craft that maybe even a craft-challenged person, like me, can handle! Although it remains to be seen…Thanks for the inspiration!

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    alison, Guest @ 9:07 pm

    Thanks for that extra gift for my folks!! Perfect and easy :)

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    Mrs. Green Tea 765 posts, Busy bee @ 9:14 pm

    @Mrs. Penguin: omg i died a little inside from laughing so hard. we gotta quit this awesome game, yo. it’s seriously killing me. if you iz in my hood anytime soon by some miracle, holla coz them globe ornaments comes in a pack of 6 and though they’re not worth shipping, it’d be great if you take 3 off my hands.

    @Miss Glitter: craftiness not necessary for this project, just tolerant fingertips ;)

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    Lauren Clark Photography, Guest @ 10:03 am

    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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    Theresa, Guest @ 8:10 pm

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

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