DIY – Invitation Ornament

A while back, I came across this project and put it on my “To-Do List.” Well, I finally completed it and I love how it came out.

What you need:

  • Glass Christmas Balls (find at any craft store- I got mine at Michael’s)
  • Wedding Invitation
  • Paper cutter
  • Pen

Jodi Catherine Photography makes a DIY Christmas ornament with a wedding invitation.

Jodi Catherine Photography makes a DIY Christmas ornament with a wedding invitation.

Use the paper cutter and start cutting the invitation into strips. I made sure not to cut into the words. The spacing of the text will determine how big or small your strips of paper will be.

Jodi Catherine Photography makes a DIY Christmas ornament with a wedding invitation. As you can see, “Kate and Josh” are much wider than the rest of the strips. At first, I didn’t mind that because I wanted it to be seen as one piece. Well once, I got it into the glass ornament,  it was too wide and took up most of the glass ball. I decided to cut through it. It still looks great but I could have avoided this if I used bigger glass ornaments.

I then wrapped the paper strips around a pen creating spirals of paper.

Jodi Catherine Photography makes a DIY Christmas ornament with a wedding invitation.Sophie loves to get up close and personal to see what is going on…as she sits on the invitation.
Jodi Catherine Photography makes a DIY Christmas ornament with a wedding invitation.  I take all the paper spirals and placed them into the ornament. Put the top back on and tie a ribbon on it. Voila!
Side note:  This is actually ribbon from Kate’s wedding. It was on one of the bridesmaid’s bouquet.

Jodi Catherine Photography makes a DIY Christmas ornament with a wedding invitation.I also did my wedding invitation.  <3

Jodi Catherine Photography makes a DIY Christmas ornament with a wedding invitation.

Love them! This is a really basic project but I am sure you can step it up a notch and add glitter, charms, sand (beach wedding), etc. I would love to see how yours turn out so send me a picture of your completed ornament!