This year I had the opportunity to make wedding invitations for so many wonderful couples. Four of these couples were extra special to me as they were close friends who allowed me to be an even bigger part of their day than just their pretty paper gal. As a token of my appreciation and to celebrate, I created wedding invitation ornaments for their first married Christmas!


Wedding Invitation Ornament

I absolutely love the way the ornaments turned out! The wedding invitation ornaments are not only adorable and clever, but give a gift of a lasting memory. These make great client gifts from a wedding planner, photographer, etc. They are super easy to make, the most difficult part is remembering to keep an extra so far ahead of Christmas!

Materials Needed: a clear glass ornament (I purchased mine from Target), an invitation, colored envelope or accent paper (you can purchase scrapbook paper in almost any color from Hobby Lobby), paper trimmer or scissors

DIY Invitation Tutorial

Using the paper trimmer or scissors, cut the invitation into thin strips. It might feel weird cutting up such an important piece of paper, but it’s ok! You’re just reconstructing it to a new form. I like to cut so that the specific details remain in tact – the names, date, venue, etc. Repeat with envelope or colored accent paper.

Wedding Invitation Ornament TutorialDIY Wedding Invitation Ornament

It’s good to have a variety of pieces to make the ornament stand out. Next, take a pencil and curl the paper around it tightly. This reminds me of wrapping my hair around a curling wand. Hold in place for about 20-30 seconds.


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Put the curled paper in the ornament. Repeat with the variety pieces. You can use the pencil to somewhat manipulate how the pieces fall.

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That’s it! You can add a coordinating ribbon to use for hanging on the Christmas tree.

Married Christmas

I think the wedding invitation ornament could be modified as a keepsake for any special event. If you make your own, please share a photo of the result!

Wedding Invitation DIY Tutorial

Click to pin this image to save for later!

Celebrating your first Married Christmas? Check out my holiday cards for newlyweds in my Etsy shop!

First Married Christmas Cards


6 Comments on Wedding Invitation Ornament: First Married Christmas

    • Thanks. Rachelle! I can’t take credit for thinking of the idea, I saw something very similar on Pinterest and put my own spin on it : )

    • Awesome, Kenzie! Congrats on your upcoming marriage and wedding! You should definitely keep an extra invitation to try this out next year : )

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