Social Icons

Wedding Gift

Good morning!  Welcome to Wednesday!  This week is cooking right along.  A week from tonight I’ll be sitting at my folks’ dining room table enjoying some bird, dressing and pie!

I saw a neat idea on Pinterest for a wedding gift that I thought I’d try for a cousin who is getting married in December.  Here’s my take on it.

IMG_1366I started by taking their wedding invitation and cutting it into thin strips, anywhere from 1/4” – 3/8” wide.  I was lucky, their invitation came in a pretty envelope (above) so I used that, then just cut the lines with their names on it from the actual invitation.

IMG_1367I used a small cup to the hold the clear, plastic ornament to make stuffing easier.  I purchased the ornament at a craft supply store for less than $2.  I think Wal-Mart might even have them now. Just pull the top off to be able to put stuff inside.

IMG_1368To make curling the strips easier I used a pencil.

IMG_1369It took some finagling to get their names to be in front, just be patient.  I think I could have stuffed a few more strips in there, but by the time I had their names ‘just so’ I didn’t want to mess it up by adding more. Then to finish it off I added the red ribbon (their colors are black and red) and then added some red and silver rhinestones to the outside for a little extra punch. 


I hope this is an ornament they will treasure year after year.

Have a great day!



  1. Awww! That is adorable and a great idea!!

  2. Love this idea! I think I might try this with my sisters twins birth announcements form this year!

  3. Look at you Miss Craftymccrafterson. I love it:) I really like the color combo too.