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Wedding Invitation Ornament
Our 6 month wedding anniversary will be on Christmas Day. Even though I’m not a fan of odd numbers I was OK with the 25th because, to me, it’s the most popular odd number. Does that make sense? No? Oh well. I also figured that Brad would be more apt to remember our anniversary since it will always be 6 months from Christmas. It was also the only Saturday available in June at our venue so I kind of had to be OK with it.
When I saw the idea (on Pinterest, of course) of taking a wedding invitation, cutting it up, and sticking it in an ornament I knew I had to do it. Christy from …from glitter to gumdrops created my Pinterest inspiration. Other bloggers have done the same, like Jenny at Simcoe Street.
Here’s one of our wedding invitations that I labored on for months happily designed and assembled.
I had a handful of the actual invitation parts leftover, so I cut one up with my paper cutter.
Then, I used a pencil to curl the pieces.
Then, I used a pencil to curl the pieces.
I used leftover ribbon from our wedding ceremony programs for the bow on top.
Were you weird about your wedding date?
Are you an even or odd number person?
I’m not married nor will I probably be for a while – but holy cow this is gorgeous. Such a beautiful idea!
I made one too!
We were married this past April so this is our first married Christmas, too! I wish I had gotten as creative as you. I love that ornament!
I love this idea! I might have to make one too! Heh, but maybe for next year. We’re having Christmas tonight before we go out of town. 🙂
Great job, Chelsea! I love it!
So adorable! I love it! And, just so we don’t have to be alone in our weirdness: I’m also not a big fan of odd numbers 🙂
What a great idea! Where were all these fabulous ideas when I was getting married?? Might have to go pull out a couple of my wedding invites!
Love this idea!
Oh my gosh- we looked up every factoid in the book to help us figure out which of two days in May we wanted for our wedding. Since we saw Shrek 2 on our 2nd date, and Shrek 3 was being released on one of those two weekends, we chose that day. In the end, the wedding venue wasn’t available the other weekend anyway, so that would have made the decision for us regardless of our research efforts. I don’t like odd numbers, either. However, I consider number that end in 5 (5,15,25) to be close enough to even numbers, so they are ok. 😉
PS: I hope you don’t mind if I “borrow” this idea, because I totally am.
It turned out so nice! I have to admit that I have a huge roll of printed ribbon (our names and wedding date) that I have been hanging onto for 8 years…I should do something crafty with it!
And weird about the date? Yep. 9-6-03. On purpose. (and because the church and venue were available) 🙂
I love this idea – I’m pinning it immediately!!
I’ve seen this before and LOVE it. I think I might have to try this.
That’s a really good idea! And the green ribbon is very festive – you must have known you would need a good Christmas colour! 🙂
Just saw your comment today over at Schue Love. Hilarious!
That is a fabulous idea for an ornament! Very creative and sentimental…
I’m an even number person. My favorite number is 4. I don’t know why, and I don’t even know if anyone else has a favorite number, but it’s my favorite. I also have a whole theory about numbers that I won’t bore you with.
We got married on December 1st last year. I wasn’t so concerned with whether we got married on an even or odd date so much. I was much more concerned about not getting married in November. I don’t know why, but I just didn’t want to get married in November. A winter wedding seemed more romantic.
Anyway… I love your ornament! I think it’s a sweet way to commemorate your wedding!
Oh how I adore this idea! The ornaments look darling 🙂 And by the way, your invitations are fantastic. You did an incredible job.
This is so great! I love it! You could probably do the same thing with baby announcements too. (Just sayin’.)
So pretty! I’ve got a bunch of old fortunes from fortune cookies I’ve saved; this is a great project to finally put them to use! Love the photos too… really beautiful. Thanks!
such a cool idea. I love how it turned out! I’d love it if you’d add this to my link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW and of course congrats!
cute idea. that’s so funny. i don’t like odd numbers either. in fact, i asked for a cell phone number with the most even numbers possible, so my last four digits are 8442. BUT i got married on 7/11, because it was a fun date. we had a slurpee machine!
I love this idea! Need to do this sometime over what’s left of my holiday break.
I am very much an even numbered person, so the fact that I got married on July 17, 2009 was really a little hard for me. But it is kind of fun to say I got married on 7-17 and I do think the 7 is a lucky/biblical number. (Plus our first date was 4-22, aka Earth Day, and our engagement date was 12-16, so those even numbers help to balance me out, haha)
I love reading all your ideas and recipes!! Keep ’em coming, girl! 🙂
I love this!!! I made one, too 🙂
We made them for our parents, too.
I love DIY ornaments – I made hand painted ornaments for an array of people this past Christmas. I’m not married (yet) but when I am I will definitely remember this idea around Christmastime. 🙂
As far as odd numbers, I like them just because my birthday is the 21st, my boyfriend and I started dating on the 19th, and his birthday is the 7th. However, I think I would decline the offer of ever getting married on a Friday the 13th!
What a great idea! I am definitely going to try this!
I had my civil wedding on 1-11-11 and my church wedding was on June 25th of 2011. The first date was definitely because of the odd numbers, but we picked the second date only because it was a Saturday in June and was still available with our venue 🙂
Love your blog, Ulrike
I’m in love with this idea!
Christmas is my favorite, and there’s nothing better than pulling out nostalgic ornaments to place on the tree.
Love love love 🙂
Pinning this so I remember to do it around the holidays – maybe a good gifts for our parents, too?
This is such a good idea! I must do this!
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I was super weird about it! I would only do even numbers, and when we couldn’t find a date, we ended up moving it ahead four months. Now we have an awesome anniversary date that includes multiplication 6-2-12. LOVE it!
Definitely want to do something with moss~ I’ve had a sort of obsession with it since I was a kid….
Oh boy! the wedding invite ornament! I’ve held on to my few extras but this is a way to enjoy it instead of just keeping tucked away in a box. How special… I think I may do something with my babies birthday for an ornament. Twins born on Christmas (2013)!!
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My sister will be getting married this December. I am hoping to put one of these together for her for Christmas! Such a neat idea! Thanks!