The reason I brought it up is because I actually have a glass Christmas ornament to show you today. No, don't be impressed, I am not ahead of schedule, I have to admit I am behind. You see, this is part of a wedding gift for a young couple who got married in July. But I didn't know about the idea back then so I'm going to send it to them belatedly. Thank goodness I kept their wedding invitation.
I took the picture a little bit off center so that you could see the printing on the
ribbon. I thought it would be fun for them to have a special ornament for their
first Christmas as a married couple.
I cut up the invitation using a border punch and rolled each strip around a pencil,
creating spirals. There were not enough pieces to fill the large ball, so I used
gift-wrapping ribbon as filler. A smaller ball might have been better!
Printing on ribbon is a tutorial in itself that I will be featuring tomorrow.
So this is an easy gift idea that you can make for
an occasion for which you receive an invitation or announcement,
such as a graduation, baby shower or birth (you could put in both).
For a wedding you could include the Save the Date announcement.
Today I want to spotlight a great website, One Pretty Thing,
featuring DIY Craft Tutorials, including 11 pages of free downables.
The website is categorized into roundups such as :
- April Fool's
- Bath and Beauty
- Charity--ways crafters are raising $$
- Gifts for co-workers
- Gifts for geeks
- Gifts for grandparents
- Gifts for pets and their people
- Winter decorating--(one article is "Warm up a winter room with these cozy ideas from BHG")