I was able to squeeze in another small craft during the holidays – a wedding invitation ornament! I saw this on Pinterest at some point and knew I would have to make one. Recently as I was going through some boxes of keepsakes and items in my closet I found my extra wedding invitations. I knew I had some empty glass ball ornaments in my craft closet, so it was perfect timing!
I had planned to use our shredder to cut the lines straight like the example I had seen (they were perfectly straight skinny pieces of the invitation with a line of words per strip), but ours bit the dust recently and when we acquired a new one it shreds into tiny pieces instead of strips. So, that was a no-go. My other thought was to use scrapbook scissors and I knew I had the perfect pair, wavy lines! Well…those scissors are not at my house, I guess they are still back in Florida in my old closet. That was a no-go as well.
My last option (because there was no way I would ever be able to cut straight lines!) would have to be my pinking shears. The strips turned out great! However, one thing I didn’t think about was how thick our wedding invitations were. Although the paper curled up decently to get inside the ornament, I didn’t like how the curls stayed tight once inside [and thus made it terribly hard to see any of the text]. All in all, I think it turned out okay, however, if you decide to make an ornament like this with a wedding invitation or any other type of paper, keep in mind it will uncurl and lay against the glass much better if the paper is thinner!
The glass ornaments I used also had a flat surface on one of the sides, so that didn’t help the paper having room to uncurl much either. I think over time the paper will uncurl a little more though and some of the text will be a bit more readable.
Did you have time for any fun Christmas or holiday crafts this year? What did you make? Did they turn out how you had planned or expected?