Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Day Five: Newlywed Ornaments

Sure you could make ornaments out of newlyweds, but the law so frowns on that. Instead, I made ornaments for the newlyweds! I did try to get to these by Christmas, but I couldn't find the damn invitation (just the one to the reception in Maine). I broke down and asked my sister for another last week in preparation for my month o' craftin'. She didn't even ask why. She only used about a third of the number she was forced to buy, so she probably figures I could make confetti out of it and she'd still be ahead. So I did...make confetti out of it.

I first saw these ornaments on Sweet Pea Stitches just before Christmas, December 12th in fact, so I am not going to beat myself up (any more) for not getting these done by December 25th!

I didn't follow directions or anything. I mean, you cut up paper and you put into a fillable ornament. It's not rocket surgery or brain science! I did have to figure out how to work with the formal invitation. It was two types of cardstock glued together, I started wrapping it around a pencil and the blue card would buckle away from the cream card. I would separate the two at the buckle and reglue at the end, snipping away the excess blue.

The gold ribbon was on the original card, thus the unworkable length. I added the red ribbon to the stateside reception ornament because it needed something. Et voila! the first anniversary present complete (two months early!).

10 comments:

doris said...

What a great idea! I'll be ready with a gift for my niece at Christmas.

I see you got my card ... whew!

Adrienne Martini said...

Brain science is my favorite science.

Jennifer said...

They turned out great. BTW, my cousin and her husband LOVED theirs and I love that nobody else is on Pinterest, so they think *I'm* all creative and smart

Deb said...

That is really a great idea! Nothing like being early with presents! And I'm sure that they'll love them.

Denise said...

May have to borrow this idea in the future! There are wonderful!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What beautiful idea!!!

Kathy A. said...

What a wonderful idea. And you are so very clever for doing it! Way to go!

Chelle said...

Look how crafty you are! This is a great idea.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

And of course the first Wedding Anniversary is Paper!
You could start a nice tradition with these, give them one full of cotton next year then leather scraps then flowers and so on...
That will encourage them to stay together for the good stuff later on LOL.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I know it's kind of crazy, but I use these ornies to save my yearly orts. They are fun to work with - and what a fantastic idea for favors for any kind of personal celebration.