My mother and sister designed our wedding programs and used a twig of cypress from the trees surrounding my parents home on each program – isn’t that so neat?!  Kudos to Karen for coming up with the idea.  We made way too many (especially considering our ceremony + reception was the same venue so guests didn’t take the programs to cars like most weddings) and I knew I had to get creative – I couldn’t just let these beauties sit here until they were eventually tossed.

I also had a few extra save the dates, designed by Rock Paper Dove.

We’ve all seen these ornaments on Pinterest — and they’re just so stinkin’ cute that I had to make some for both of our moms too!

Step One:  Purchase glass or plastic balls at your local craft store (or here or here if you’re in a small town) and cut the paper into thin strips — about 1/3 an inch.


Step Two:  Roll the strip around your finger – giving it some shape so it creates a prettier visual in the ornament.  Drop it in the ornament ball.


That’s it!  Easy peezy.  I used the ribbon that secured the cypress twig to the program to tie around the top of the ornament and secure a sparkly snowflake, also purchased at the craft store.


I’m still working on the part two…stay tuned!  Thanks for reading – XO –

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10 thoughts on “What To Do with Extra Wedding Paper Items, Part I

  1. Such a great idea! I’ve already thought of that as we have Save the Dates left over & I’m sure we’ll have some unused invitations as well!

  2. I love this idea! I have a little stack of save the dates that I am trying to figure out what to do with. I may have to try this as well!

    Saguaros & Stilettos

  3. What a brilliant idea! We still have a load of stationary from our wedding three years ago…and our kitten destroyed all our beautiful glass Christmas decorations last year – this is the perfect solution (provided I keep them out of the cat’s way!!).

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