DIY We Love: Wedding Invitation Ornament

Why buy a generic ornament to mark your first wedded Christmas when you can create one that is truly unique to you? These Wedding Invitation Ornaments from our blogger friend Jen at are quick, easy, and inexpensive to make; they'll showcase a couple's love for years to come. Grab a pair of scissors and start creating some holiday magic!


  • Wedding invitation
  • Large 4'' globe ornament
  • Your choice of glitter or paint (you can also use both)
  • Ribbon
  • Mod Podge
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Paint brush

​Option 1: Glitter-Glam Ornament
purple wedding invitation ornament

Step 1: Assemble the Paper Strips

  • Gather your invite card, RSVP card, and map card (if you have one). 

glam wedding invitation ornament

  • Use the paper trimmer to cut the invitation into thin strips of paper. Be careful not to slice through important words! Also, make sure that your strips are able to fit through the opening of your ornament.

cutting the strips of invitation

  • Next, run the paper strips over your scissors, just like you would to curl a ribbon. Some types of paper will curl much easier than others— wrap it into a curl shape as best as you can.

curl the strips of invitation with scissors

  • Then, piece by piece, insert each paper strip into your ornament. Alternate colors, so that the ornament is more eye-catching!

place strips inside the globe

  • Shake your ornament around to get the papers to mesh together (the ornament looks best when it's packed full of paper).

Step 2: Add Glitter

  • In this example, Jen added a little glitter to the inside of the globe for some extra sparkle.

adding glitter to the ornament

  • Next, it's time to decorate the silver top of the ornament. Layer it with Mod Podge, then cover with glitter. Once it's completely dry, add a second coat of Mod Podge to seal the glitter.

adding mod podge

Step 3: Put the Finishing Touches

Finish by putting your glittery top in place and tying an oversized bow. There you have it, a fabulous addition to any tree!

put the top on the ornament

Option 2: Beach-Inspired Ornament

wedding invitation ornament

  • Follow the instructions for step one ("assemble paper strips") above.

beach wedding invitation ornament

Step 2: Paint the Ornament Topper

  • Paint the top in one coat of your desired color. (Jen used Martha Stewart’s Craft Paint in "Root Beer Float").

paint the top

Step 3: Add a Bow

  • For this bow, Jen used a combination of ribbon and raffia for a more tropical feel.

tie ribbon and raffa for a beachy feel

Check out more ways to Reuse Wedding Items as Holiday Decor!

—Mary Gillen