From PW'er fromcoldtofire:
I saw this on Pinterest and had to try it! It worked out so well I ended up making four: one for us, one for set of parents, and one for DH's grandparents. They're ending up as stocking stuffers :)
Here's the inspiration:
And here is what I needed to make them:
- glass ball ornaments (I bought a box of eight at Michael's for under $10)
- left over wedding invites
- X-acto knife with sharp blade
- something to cut on
- wedding related charm (optional)
I used my X-acto and cutting mat to slice the invite into approximately 1/4" strips
(I also threw away some of the strips that had no writing on them - the first ball I made was a little crowded, and I think it looks better with a few less strips.)
I wrapped each strip around the base of the X-acto (a pen would work well too) and held it there until it maintained a curly shape on its own. Then I inserted each curl into the glass ball ornament. (Hint: Put the curls with the most important words in first, since they get pressed against the glass and are easiest to read.)
Fill the glass ball ornament with the curls, using your pinkie or something else narrow to poke some curls into better positions.
Step 4: Pop the lid of the ornament back on. You may choose to add a charm to the wire going through the lid. I found one that read "Love," but you may want the year or a symbol from the wedding day (a heart, wine glass, seashell, etc.)
Step 5: Finally, tie a ribbon through the top, and you have your completed wedding invitation ornament!