I discovered Pinterest four months too late. What a time saver it would have been planning a wedding! I could have had hundreds of images pinned in organized boards for every part of the wedding planning process: engagement, dresses, ceremony, reception, honeymoon. But alas, I had to plan that event the old fashion way — internet searching and blog hopping. It’s a tough world I tell ya.
But since I didn’t have the option to organize wedding images, at least I can use clever Pinterest ideas to create memories after the wedding. Like, for example, our first Christmas.
I saw this tutorial for a homemade ornament using a wedding invitation. All you have to do is cut up the invitation, wrap the strips around a pen, and fit it in an ornament. Easy peasy. Instead of filling the ornament with tightly curled strips (like the Pinterest example), I decided to line the bottom of the ornament with each strip so that you could read parts of the invitation, instead of having it balled up together in the middle.
I made one for myself, one for each of our parents to give them on Thanksgiving, and one for my sister and brother in-law, since this is also their first Christmas. Good thing I ordered more invitations than we needed! I love the way Carrie’s ornament turned out:
Voila! Such an easy DIY project! You could also use any kind of invitation — engagement party, baby shower, baby announcement, graduation, etc. And the best part is it only cost me $.50 for the whole thing. :)