|Hot pink and apple green for brother and SIL|
1 wedding invitation
scissors or rotary w/ cutting mat
a pen with a round barrel (not hexagonal)
1 clear Christmas bulb ornament (I used plastic)
ribbon in colors coordinating to wedding theme
something to attach the charm (I used several tiny split rings)
1. Cut invitation into strips.
~ I used a straight edge and my rotary tool to slice the invite into strips. I lined up the straight edge to be sure all essential words would be visible and uncut.
2. Wrap the strips around the pen, creating a spiral.
3. Put spirals into bulb.
~ I found that if I fed the spirals into the bulb, the spirals all became too loose. But if I coiled them into a small disk before pushing the whole round piece through the hole, they were all too tight. So, I did half of each and the mix left it feeling more diverse.
4. Replace the hook portion of bulb.
5. Attach charm. (Optional).
6. Attach ribbon for hanging and tie a nice bow.
Sometime after finishing the ornament for my brother and sister-in-law, my mom was cleaning out a box in my old room and found the invitation from my best friend's wedding. She was married almost ten years ago! What a great gift that would be!
|Red and gray for BFF.|