Friday, January 27, 2012

Repurpose Wedding Announcement into Christmas Ornament

I love pinterest because it connects me to fabulously creative people and their amazing ideas. I make a concerted effort to at least occasionally do one of the great projects I pin.

 Before Christmas I saw this idea on pinterest and loved it.

                                                                                                                                         Source: via Katy on Pinterest

 She cut up one of her left over wedding announcements and put it in a simple glass ball. I thought it was lovely and really wanted to do it with our wedding announcement. Problem: our wedding announcement is a photo announcement and I wasn't so sure how it would turn out. But I decided to give it a whirl.

I started with this

Instead of cutting my announcement into even strips, I cut different size strips so I could highlight the information that was most important to me and just left out what wasn't. Then I curled the strips around a pen and popped them into my ornament. I ended up rearranging things a bit and used a pair of tweezers to pull strips out and rearrange them.

Here is my finished product:

I love how it turned out and it is such a nice way to make a wedding keepsake. I know I haven't looked at our announcement well...since we mailed them out. Now we can look at it every Christmas. I love it! Thank you pinterest for connecting me to people with such fabulous ideas!

Here it is hanging on our window garland.

1 comment:

  1. Just wondering, what did you do with the actual picture? Did you only use the words? Bc I only have an announcement that is a Christmas card I sent out to everyone to announce our elopement. We were married at Christmas time.


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