Newlywed Keepsake Ornament

Newlywed Keepsake Ornament
As much as I would have liked to start getting into my Christmas boxes this weekend, I was not able to do it. I don't think I'm quite ready to decorate for the holidays, but I am eager to start crafting for them again. Today, I wanted to share this Newlywed Keepsake Ornament that I made for our nephew and his bride last year. It's a beautiful way to help them reflect on the happiest day of their new life together.
Newlywed Keepsake Ornament
Here's what you need to make one for the special couple in your life: 1 clear glass ball ornament, 1 program from the wedding, glitter, and ribbon

Start by cutting the program into strips where the words/names are visible (my strips varied in size according to what wording I was trying to preserve). Remove the top/hanger of the ornament and set aside. Using a skewer, begin rolling up the strips tightly and one-by-one put them into the the glass ornament. As you place the rolled up strips in the ornament, they will unroll slightly. Fill the ornament with the rolled up strips, then pour in a small amount of glitter. Replace the top of the ornament and tie a decorative ribbon to the top.
Newlywed Keepsake Ornament
This is the perfect way to remind the happy couple of all the details of their big day...from the friends and family that served as their attendants to the music that played while they lit their unity candle. All those details are wrapped up in a delicate little package to be brought out year after year and placed on their Christmas tree. Do you have any friends or family that recently got married? If you still have the program from the wedding, this is a thoughtful (early) Christmas gift they'll cherish for years to come.

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20 comments:

  1. I just love this idea Nici! So sweet! Pinned :)

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  2. What a sweet gift idea for the couple - looks so pretty on the tree!

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  3. So pretty! My brother is getting married in May. I just may make one for their first married ornaments.

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  4. I love this idea! I just got married this year and haven't found a single ornament yet (within budget) that I like. I will have to make one of these this weekend!

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  5. Such a great ornament project! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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  6. This is such a beautiful idea! Pinning ;) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love this idea and have been planning to pick up some glass bulbs at work just for this purpose! I like the idea of adding some glitter. They turned out so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it and your yummy sounding Creamy Chicken Florentine Pasta and Cranberry Orange Crumble Bars at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. I'm going to have to try both of those recipes!

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  8. My mother made an ornament for my husband and I that was very similar to this, except she used strips of our invitations and included scraps from the bridesmaid dresses (which she made) and even a bit of lace left over from my dress (which she also made). It was a very appreciated gift and was the perfect first Christmas ornament.

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  9. What a great idea Nici, such a personal gift! :) Thanks for sharing at Show Stopper Saturdays!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

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  10. What a great idea! This would be a treasure for sure! Thanks for stopping by Friday with Friends! Hugs! Linda

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  11. What a beautiful idea! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-diyers-39.html

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  12. What a super fun way to remember the wedding day every Christmas... Wish I would have kept the program from the wedding I just attended two weeks ago!!!
    :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  13. Hey Nici,
    This is a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned Link Party. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  14. What a fantastic idea! Sharing on Twitter. Thanks for linking it at Monday Funday!

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  15. What a clever idea Nici! I love it:)

    Katie

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  16. Nici, this is brilliant! I pinned this and I'm featuring you at this week's Grace at Home party! :)

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  17. Love this! I'm allll for sentimental ornaments! :)
    I'd love for you to come by and link up at our Holiday link party if you can :) http://www.urbanejane.com/2013/12/holiday-glam-link-party.html

    Have a wonderful day~!

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  18. Love it! I'm engaged and will be married by next December. I'm totally doing this!

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