I am in full-blown Christmas mode over here. My pinterest feed is overflowing with so many great ideas and I've got lots of inspiration floating around on link parties I frequent, and my blog feed.
I actually wish we could just slow down this season and all the festivities so I can enjoy these projects a little bit longer. Today's project is a re-visiting of the project I did here last year. But I didn't actually finish these ornaments last year and since we didn't have a tree, they lived in a box until now.
Today, I'm sharing these sweet, simple, and so very special DIY keepsake ornaments, each of which took about 5 minutes to make.
I got all of these glass ball ornaments from Michael's with a coupon and then filled them with sweet keepsakes. The first one on the left has little spray roses from the first year that hubs and I were dating, meaning they are over 5 years old. I actually dried all the roses he gave me during our first year of dating and had them in a vase for a long time. I've still got most of them, but after all the moves, many of them have fallen out and had to be thrown out. But not these sweet ones. They fit perfectly in the ornament, so I thought this was a great way to preserve them and continue to enjoy them. This one is actually my favorite.
The sand-filled ornament is full of sand from our honeymoon in Cancun. Of course this one was simple. Poured the sand in and done.
The last one is our wedding invitation. I used a paper cutter to cut it into small strips and then wrapped each strip around a regular number 2 pencil. I held it for about 10 seconds and took the pencil out. Once the paper was sufficiently spiraled, I just stuffed all of them into the ornament.
And then of course, I tied each of them up with little ribbons to hang on the tree. They are my favorite ornaments and I am so happy every time I see them.