I’m super excited about December and all the awesome DIY projects I have planned for you this month (most of which can be given as gifts – tis’ the season!) starting with this one – how to make a “wedding keepsake ornament”! I love keepsakes. I love looking at old receipts and notes and little trinkets left over from good times, but where do you keep them? Mine are in a box that I pull out on occasion. That’s why the Christmas ornament keepsake is such a good idea – yeah, only a few things will fit inside, but each and every year you will be thrilled to hang it on your tree and see those treasures from the past. Here I’ve made a wedding, bachelorette party and honeymoon keepsake ornament – but obviously you can make them for any special occasion!
There are SO many little things that you could save and include from your wedding or honeymoon. The items in this ornament are actually from our wedding 8 years ago on Catalina Island. There is a picture of us (don’t worry, from another angle you can see my face), sand and seashells from where we said “I do”, matches which was one of our favors, on the backside are our sand dollar seating cards, a few receipts from our wedding weekend, our boat tickets to the island along with a little cut-out of our venue flyer.
Saving fun little things from your engagement party, bridal shower, or bachelorette party would also make great ornaments. Pictured in this bachelorette party ornament is a wine cork, part of the invitation, a giant diamond ring charm, a party popper, a receipt and piece of wrapping paper from a gift given to the bride.
- Large 100mm “fillable” acrylic ornament
- Glue Dots
- E600 glue
- Ribbon and/or twine
- Keepsake items
These large “fillable” ornaments come in two equal halves – some of them snapped together perfectly and others were a little loose, so I’m recommending that you glue them together.
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DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography: Something Turquoise Photography for SomethingTurquoise.com // DIY tutorial: Jen | Something Turquoise // 100mm fillable ornaments: Amazon // Glue Dots: Courtesy of Glue Dots // E6000 Glue: Amazon // twine and ribbon: from multiple places // nail polish: OPI – Unequivocally Crimson
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