I’m a sucker for “limited time only” crafts. Give me a deadline that will require an action plan spreadsheet and major stress when that plan deviates, and I’m IN! I can’t seem to muster up the motivation to re-vamp my dresser, despite already determining the colors and hardware required for the end result, and the fact that I’d get to enjoy the new version 365 days a year.
No, instead I obsessively figure out my Christmas decor and all of the ways I can introduce the color red to my normally Parisian palette of metallics, white and ivory… and then take it all down three weeks later. Plus, the deadline of “this is the only year I’ll be able to do all things newlywed,” including make a newlywed ornament, and start all of the traditions that our future children will remember for the restoftheirliiiiiiiiiiiiivessjhdfkhsf!!! I get a little wound up. My poor husband.
So after major Christmas decorating stress the last two weeks, I’ve worn myself out. I’ve now decided that this is the Christmas of “good enough.” Nothing is perfect. But I got it all done and am happy with the results. I spent two hours researching the following newlywed ornament inspiration back in November, then spent about five minutes on the actual execution, which you’ll see at the bottom (it’s “good enough”):
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I love the hammered metal/engraved look, and cute wording, no?
I am not wild about these fonts, but I am interested in DIY etched glass techniques:
It looks like they used their save the date on this one … nice matching:
I love the wrapped look using a wedding invitation (and glitter, obvs), and ultimately went this direction:
I think this one is just darling. I didn’t read the instructions, but a mini embroidery hoop would work well:
Here’s my end result. I kid you not – 5 minutes. I took one invitation and cut it into strips, put each slip writing side out in a clear ornament, dumped in some glitter and tied some bows. Then, according to Christmas Murphy’s Law, it took me a week to find my black number stickers. But once I found them, applying the 2013 took 30 seconds.
Hope this post gave you some ideas for your newlywed ornament, or perhaps Baby’s First Ornament, or a gift idea!