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.
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…
- 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.
- I then gently wrapped each strip around a pencil to curl it.
- 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.
- 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!