Wedding Invitation Christmas Ornament

by admin on December 2, 2011

This December is the busiest ever for winter weddings and one of my favorite things to give as a wedding gift are Christmas ornaments. If I can make them, it’s even better!

Pretty yet simple to make.  Total time constructing the ornament was less than an hour.   I cannot take credit for creating this.  I found it on Pinterest and this is an ornament I made.

Supplies needed are easy to obtain…..

You’ll need a wedding invitation, scissors, a round pen, a clear glass ornament ball (available at any craft store) and a paper cutter although it is not necessary.  I forgot to include a ribbon and small charm but in this case, I used the ribbon from the invitation.

Cut the invitation into strips and wrap around a round pen like this:


Then simply arrange them inside the glass ornament ball.  Tie a ribbon around the ornament stem with a charm attached and voila!  A beautiful and personal wedding invitation Christmas ornament.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Serenity S. December 2, 2011 at 6:51 pm

That’s a great idea! Thanks.


yarnspinner December 3, 2011 at 9:43 pm



hobish December 4, 2011 at 4:14 am

That looks really pretty, i like it.


FunkyMunky December 4, 2011 at 7:39 am

I might worry about offending someone by cutting up their wedding invitation and giving it back to them!


LovleAnjel December 5, 2011 at 9:05 am

How cute! I will have to give that a go.


Library Diva December 5, 2011 at 12:38 pm

What’s neat about this project is that it could be adapted for anything. It doesn’t have to be a wedding invitation. You could use something with a baby pattern for new parents, or you could finally find a use for those scraps of wrapping paper that seem a waste to toss but are too small to save or to use on another gift. You could cut up old maps or boldly patterned paper shopping bags that are so popular this time of year. You could use old stationary or greeting cards, or cool-looking magazine ads (as long as they’re not too distinctive, don’t want to venture into “regretsy” territory). You could even go to the store, I suppose, and pick up some scrapbooking paper. What a lovely, simple craft project, and one I’m definitely stealing!


WildIrishRose December 5, 2011 at 4:51 pm

What a great idea! Simple AND personal! I’ll be borrowing this. 🙂


Divine Bird Jenny December 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I just did this for my sister–she’s getting married in February–and it was a major hit. Even her fiance kept saying it was really cool, even long after we were done with gifts. The only thing I would mention is to have a pair of tweezers and something like a bamboo skewer on hand when putting this together. The opening of my ornament was tiny so it was really difficult to arrange more than 3 or 4 curls. Having the tweezers and skewer let me move the papers around inside the ball so the words would be visible.

Thanks for this idea! 😀


Cassie January 6, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Love this idea! I was trying to figure out what to do with our invitation to be able to keep it. This worked out great! My sister-in-law and brother-in-law got married recently and I made one for them too! Thank you for sharing the idea 🙂


Jennifer March 22, 2013 at 1:00 am

It wasn’t an ornament, but when my sister got married I knew of this place that took a wedding invitation, framed it, decorated the mat with special designs (based on the colors/designs of the invitation itself) and made it into a wonderful gift.

(I’d learned about this when I’d gone to this same calligraphy/paper art place before to get a Shakespeare sonnet calligraphied and framed for a friend’s wedding.)

The invitation still hangs in my sister’s living room.


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