Trimming a tree with wedding memories

A little over a year ago, I made an ornament for Boy’s sister using ribbons from her wedding and her wedding program.  This year, though I sadly couldn’t attend the wedding, I have the pleasure of making a similarly styled ornament for my lovely cousin and her lovely now-husband.

For a rough cut on how I made this (though you can probably figure it out from the photo), check out this post for the K & A wedding ornament.

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K & A’s wedding, turned ornament

Earlier this month, Boy’s sister tied the knot.  It was a beautiful wedding.  It took place in Portland, right along the river.  Boy’s sister was a gorgeous bride and her fiancé was a dashing groom.  Their wedding colors were white and teal.  There were white ribbons draping the backs of the chairs…and I stole one.  That’s right.  I stole one.  It was after the ceremony and I had gifting in mind.

As Boy was in the wedding party, he was gifted a monogrammed pocket square which was tied up with a teal ribbon.  Once he had opened his gift, he didn’t need that ribbon any more.  So I stole that one too.

After I got home and ordered some clear glass ornaments, I had everything I needed. Two ribbons, a glass ornament, and a wedding program.

I started with the program…

  1. Using a ruler and a utility knife, I (carefully) cut out strips of the program for each of the main lines of text: the bride’s name, the groom’s name, the location and the date.
  2. I then gently wrapped each strip around a pencil to curl it.
  3. Once the curls were set, I slipped them all, plus a piece of the white ribbon into the glass ornament and shook them around until they were just so.
  4. Then I popped the silver top of the ornament back on, affixed the teal and white ribbons on the top, and there you have it.  A Christmas ornament filled with mementos from a beautiful, joyous day.

And now I have 5 more glass ornaments, so more of these to come after more weddings!