Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Christmas Gifts for Newlywed Couples

I'm always looking for unique gifts that won't break the bank and last year I saw this one on a blog and tucked it away for safe keeping.

Simple, even for someone like me. I wish I had a better tutorial but trust me, it's easy.
It starts with a wedding invite.
And, simple clear Christmas balls that are capable of being opened.
Simply cut up the invite with scissors and stuff it into the ball.
I say 'cut', because, I saved a friend's wedding invite from December in an attempt to make them one and decided to use our shredder.
BAD decision.
The invite turned to powder.
No ornament for them.
Tie a ribbon on the top and you have a cute and special memento for the tree!
Nothing too fancy but fun!
I gave them to my cousins and a friend, all of whom are getting or did get married this Fall.
I even made one for our tree with our wedding invite!
Again, nothing too earth shattering but simple and it's the thought that counts.


Anonymous said...

That's a very cool idea, Dee. What about Christmas gifts for neighbors that short sheet your beds while you are away and they are given keys to water your plants?

Leigh Powell Hines said...

That's cute!

Jack Cruz said...

Such a nice idea. Good job.

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Kirsten said...

I did this for one of my besties last year for Christmas. she LOVED it. I'm taking the photos for a friend of hers this weekend and made another one last night. it's my new favorite Christmas (or in this case wedding) gift for newlyweds.

donatelli98 said...

Great idea - you could even do it with a birth announcement too ...

Ashley said...

super cute!! My great aunt framed ours in the perfect matching frame she made us. It was a very special gift.

starnes family said...

I love this idea. People spend a fortune on invites....especially fun to commemorate them with ornaments.

My baby announcements go into their baby books, but I still have Lainey's in her shadowbox. Just too cute to put away.

Claire Kiefer said...

What a great idea, and it looks really easy, too!

Monica said...

Looks great! It's something that they will keep forever too!

Tricia said...

What a fabulous idea! I'm just now getting caught up on my blogs. I do love this gift for a newlywed. I never would have thought of this - love it! And I love that you are looking a x-mas cards already, so I'm not the only one. :) I love the one that folks can hang on their tree. So different.