Monday, July 18, 2011

Wedding Invitation Ornament

 I saw an idea like this a long time ago.  I don't remember if it was in a magazine or on the internet, but it was prior to me blogging, and documenting sources.  I've been wanting to try it for years.  Inside the above ornament is a wedding invitation.  I made it for a friend as a keepsake to commemorate her wedding.  I'm a sap.  I save everyone's shower invites and wedding invites, so I imagine the time between seeing this and doing this has something to do with the giving away of an invitation, but...it was time.  A friend of mine is getting married in a week or so.  I'm not able to attend her wedding, but she was sweet enough to send me an invite. 
 I cut it into quarter inch strips.  It cut apart pretty accurately without having to snip extra off, and I was able to pull off the key details in the slices. 
 I rolled it around a pen.  The invitation was pretty thick, but it turned out OK. 
 I then took a glass ornament, and I inserted the curled strips into the ornament.  I love that the times, names, locations etc can be glimpsed throughout the ornament. 
 I grabbed a charm that went along with the beach wedding.  I thought about doing the wedding colors, but I decided to just stick with the cream.  I don't know if her tree has a particular color theme, but I figured cream was safest.  This could easily done with birth announcements etc as a time capsule of sorts. 

102 comments:

Marie said...

I love this idea! Happy birthday Christy! I miss you and I will call you later!

AmieAnn said...

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Deborah March said...

CUTE idea!

BigBearswife said...

that is so beautiful!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

What a great idea for a gift. I love this!!
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Teresa said...

OMG! I LOVE this idea! What a perfect wedding present. Found you on Keeping It Simple.

Mimi said...

How sweet! I need something special for my nephew and his new wife. This is perfect :) Thank you so much for sharing!

Aroura said...

I LOVE this!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

malia said...

that is so flippin beautiful and special!!!

Carolyn said...

What a wonderful keepsake. Any bride would be thrilled to have one. If you have a moment, I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board.
http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/07/inspiration-board-link-party_19.html
Thanks for the inspiration.
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Lizard Rae said...

A friend just "pinned" this today on pinterest. Now I finally know what to do with all those old invited I've been hanging onto. Awesome idea!

Emilee said...

What a lovely idea! Such a nice keepsake for the bride and groom!

Cherished Bliss said...

This is such a sweet idea! Thanks for linking up to Craft and Tell!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

This is such a great idea! I saved my niece's wedding invitation and this would be perfect to make and send to her for Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration!

PharmaMom said...

This is an outstanding idea.. I'm totally doing this, I wish I would have seen it before I recycled the five invitations I've already been through this summer!

Thanks!
Nicole @ www.babyfoodscoops.com

Gretchen said...

I did this last year and it turned out great! I love having a reminder of our wedding on our Christmas tree!

mrs.Brady said...

You were crowned a La-Dee-Da Diva on my blog
http://ladeedacreations.com/2011/07/diva-thursday-who-will-be-crowned-this-week-2/
I love this project and had to share it with my readers!

Nixon said...

It looks nice. You improve wedding decoration with it.


Nixon
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June Scott said...

This is a great idea, and elegant too! Thanks for sharing, Christy!

Shane and Laine said...

So cute! Taylor LOVED it...I wouldn't be surprised if she works her entire tree around it next year:)!

Tammie said...

What a super idea! And as you said, this could be used for so many things ... even graduation! LOVE it!

Holly Lefevre said...

Great idea! This is totally unique and I love it.

Sarah@everydayeasy said...

fantastic idea!!

Lolly Jane said...

So creative! Hope you will show this off @ our weekend linky party going on! Happy Sunday!

:)Kristi & Kelli
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Cherished Bliss said...

I featured you on my blog today! Stop by and pick up a featured button : )

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Molly said...

This is an absolutely adorable idea! Thank you so much for sharing, there are so many possibilities that you could try with this! I am impressed :-)

Carrie said...

I have a ton of weddings coming up & I'm thinking this is the cutest gift ever!

Michelle Paige said...

Love this idea. I posted it on FB! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michelle-Paige/182495291815164#!/pages/Michelle-Paige/182495291815164?v=wall

Lori said...

fabulous. i'll be sure to put this on my list of things to do.

{nifty thrifty things} said...

What a cute idea for wedding invites!
Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!! I would love it if you joined me again tomorrow! :)
xoxo,
Vanessa

chandra said...

you are marvelous!!
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Christina said...

Just wanted to say thanks so much! I found this on Pinterest and fell in love, just blogged about my completed project and linked back to you. Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

Here's the link, just so you know:

http://subfertilefrugalista.blogspot.com/2011/08/ive-been-pinspired-wedding-invitation.html

Christina
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Jenna @ Copy Cat Corner said...

I made this for a baptism for my husband god-child! Thanks for the super cute idea and tutorial.

Deborah said...

Brilliant! Thank you for the sharing the how-to.

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Paisley Print Shoes said...

This is fantastic! We saw it on pinterest - our brother is getting married in October and this would be a great gift for him!

Kansas Amy said...

I love this! What a wonderful gift idea!

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charlsie said...

Also found you on Pinterest! :) Made my ornament this afternoon, and it turned out great. What a thoughtful (and inexpensive) gift for the newlyweds' first Christmas. Can't wait to make some more for my family and friends!

Sarah Fowler said...

Found this idea on Pinterest and just made one as a gift for friends getting married in October. I'm sure they'll love it! I plan to make more...

Dubbs said...

Found this as the other inspiration from http://sktyler.com/2011/09/diy-wedding-invitation-ornament/, your version is quite cute and much less time consuming than mine! Makes me miss crafting. Nice job :)

Jenny said...

AMAZING! Just pinned this and LOVE it!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

Found this on pinterest and copied it for a wedding I went to. Thanks so much for sharing!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

I just did this and thought you'd like to see...I know I love seeing when someone has used one of my ideas!
http://craftingintherain.blogspot.com/2011/10/great-idea-for-helping-google-reader.html

Kelly said...

we JUST got back from my brother-in-law's wedding. i have their invitation right next to the computer, and i was wondering whether to keep it or throw it out. so when i saw this on pinterest, i knew i had to do it! thanks for the great idea!

Barbie Girl said...

Where can you purchase empty ornaments?

Christy said...

Any craft store, like Michael's, JoAnne's, Hobby Lobby. :O)

Bruce said...

This is a great post
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Crystal Keith said...

I want to do this!! I looked all day today for a plain clear ornament! Where did you find your's! I am making one out of a wedding invite and one out of a baby shower!

Christy said...

Hi Crystal, They sell these ornaments at the craft store. If they aren't with the Christmas things, they may be near the paint in the middle of a row. I have seen them at Michael's, JoAnne's, and Hobby Lobby. I hope that helps!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Hi Christy,
You inspired me to create my new favourite ornaments (linked to the pinterest challenge) and they are featured on my blog today, along with yours and due credit, of course. Come by and see if you can!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

kirsten said...

made this for my cousin's wedding. thanks for the inspiration!

Mrs. Tori Comins said...

Hi! I'm creating a post-wedding craft blog. Would you mind if I put a link to this page? It's a great idea & I'll definitely be making one of my own soon! Please let me know if you would mind. Thanks :) - Tori

fairyqueen said...

WOW! Thank you for this idea! I have tried to figure a way to "preserve" memories for each year, and while I love photography,and am good at keeping little mementos, I really don't like scrapbooking. This will be a fantastic way to keep a little of each year. Thanks.

EVCreations said...

Thank you for sharing, this is so cute. I posted it on my facebook and twitter to share with my followers :).

Sarah Seifert said...

Where did you find the clear glass ornaments?

Christy said...

Sarah, I got these ornaments at the craft store (Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and JoAnne's all sell them in boxes of 12).

Lolitha said...

Vow!! what an amazing idea i liked this idea of wedding invitations. Its a fantastic idea and very new innovative theme in wedding invitation design, online wedding planner also had variety of ideas and designs in wedding cards. Everybody like this theme and having more grace about it.

Ashley said...

I love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

http://alwaysaboutashley.blogspot.com/2011/11/wedding-invitation-ornament.html

Bruce said...

Thanks for a great blog
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Stephanie said...

I love it so much I shared it on my blog. Thanks!
Stephanie at Full of Great Ideas

Megan Traxel said...

Thanks so much for your post! I found it through Pinterest. This is my husband's and my first Christmas so we modified your idea to start our first Christmas tradition - We wrote down our favorite memories from the year and put them into the ornament. We plan to do it each year at Christmas time. I posted a picture here: http://traxeltime.blogspot.com/2011/11/beginning-to-look-like-christmas.html

LNash said...

Hi Christy...are you making and selling these? I have extra wedding invitations and would LOVE one of these ornaments but sady I'm not crafty :( Please let me know.

Christy said...

Hi LNash. I don't really make anything for profit, but I would be happy to make you one if you will just cover shipping cost and if you want a charm (they are about a buck). Just email me c9ann@aol.com and we can chat!

Sarah C. said...

Thanks for sharing this idea! Came across it on Pinterest. The perfect thoughtful & budget friendly wedding gift. :) I gave one to my sister & new husband this weekend (here). Thanks again!

karlamcurry said...

I LOVE this idea and recently made one for my sister-in-law who has a birthday coming up. Thanks for the inspiration!

http://karlamcurry.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/wedding-invitation-ornament/

Emily said...

This is a beautiful idea and beautifully done! I featured your fabulous tutorial on my blog today - I Love Farm Weddings, here's the post link: http://www.ilovefarmweddings.com/2011/12/13/handmade-wedding-invitation-ornament/

Thanks for putting this idea together. I've already bought ornaments to do one myself! Thanks!
Emily @ I Love Farm Weddings

Taylor said...

This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing. You inspired me to make my own; you can check it our at domestic8d.blogspot.com.

Taylor
Domestic8d

Unknown said...

I loved this idea so much I made one from my own wedding invitation.
Recently my Great-Grandmother passed away so I made one for my stepmom, great-aunt, & grandmother from the funeral programs & put some tiny little fake roses in there too, because grandmother loved roses. They loved them, everyone in my family is very sentimental.

Elizabeth Conway said...

Thanks so much for this idea! I made one for myself and one for my best friend, who both got married this year. I also made two for my in-laws from our invitation and their other son's. They all loved it, and when another relative saw the idea she wanted to me to send her the link to your blog! What a fantastic idea!

Elizabeth Conway said...

Thanks so much for this idea! I made one for myself and one for my best friend, who both got married this year. I also made two for my in-laws from our invitation and their other son's. They all loved it, and when another relative saw the idea she wanted to me to send her the link to your blog! What a fantastic idea!

Michael said...

very nice wedding invitation to see... the wonderful work done in the wedding invitation

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MCatherine said...

Terrific idea! Thanks for sharing.
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Rachel said...

These are beautiful. I want to make something like this for our daughter's wedding, for wedding favors for family members. They are having a winter wedding, so I am going to have a (white) xmas tree at the reception with the ornaments hanging on it.

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Morgan said...

Hi Christy, I saw this project and made a baby shower gift for it! It's on my site here http://sweetandsaltysugarboys.blogspot.com/2012/08/baby-shower-gift.html

It's such a wonderful idea! I have been following you for a while now and keep up the great work!

Take Care,
Morgan

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thethinkingcloset said...

Christy, you inspired me to make my own as well as one with sheet music for my friend's wedding today! Thanks for posting your original project. It's so lovely. -Lauren

http://thethinkingcloset.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/diy-wedding-invitation-ornament/

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Patti Matt said...

I love this idea. Made one for a wedding I will attend later today. Quick easy keepsake ! I would love one of my invite...30 years ago ! lol
Thank You !!!
~Patti

Kadi said...

3 of my best friends got married this year and one of them also had a baby. Just made 4 of these with their wedding/baby invitations I saved. Thank you for the wonderful idea. I hope they love it!

sannipanni said...

Thank so much for the tutorial! I used it to make an X-mas gift last year and my friend loved it!!
http://sannipanni.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/pinteresting-wedding-invitation-ornament/

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smilesinthecity said...

Love love love this idea! What size ornament did you use? Do you remember? I didn't realize how many different sizes these comine in....Thanks again for sharing such a fabulous/thoughtful/wonderful gift!

smilesinthecity said...

Love love love this idea! What size ornament did you use? Do you remember? I didn't realize how many different sizes these comine in....Thanks again for sharing such a fabulous/thoughtful/wonderful gift!

Derek Sheil said...

I think this is an amazing idea. but can not find anywhere that I can buy the baubles to make one. any suggestions?

Christy Robbins said...

Any craft store should have these-sometimes they aren't with the Christmas but back near the unfinished wood and glass project area (they actually carry theses clear ones all year). Worst case scenario-you should be able to order them on line. Hope that helps!

Keri said...

I just wanted to let you know that I tried your tutorial and wrote about it on my blog. I love it so much, thank you! Link if you'd like to see mine: http://calmandkeri.blogspot.com/2013/12/invitation-ornament.html

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