I’m back with another holiday-inspired winter wedding DIY today and this one is great because it does double duty for you at your wedding. These Christmas ornaments can serve as your winter wedding favors and as your escort cards! They’ll each cost just over $1 to make and your guests will have a token to remember their wedding every time they decorate their Christmas tree!
Here’s what you’ll need for these pretty personalized ornaments:
- Porcelain Christmas ornaments – I found these at AC Moore for $.99 each so I stocked up!
- Sparkly ribbon (or ribbon in your wedding colors — whichever works best!)
- Metallic permanent markers. Gold Sharpies work great.
First, cut your ribbon into about ten inch strips.
Second, loop the ribbon through the ornament and tie it.
I like to tie the ribbon on first in case I need to use it to hold the ornament while I’m writing on it.
Third, use the permanent marker to write your guest’s name on the porcelain ornament. You really only need a steady hand, but if you make a mistake, you can use a Q-tip and a little nail polish remover to correct your mistake. Uniformity is key here – even your terrible handwriting will look quirky when there are 50 ornaments hanging together!
Depending on the embellishments you add, each ornament should take you just a few minutes.
You can write the table number on the back, or you could write the date of your wedding to remind your guests of your anniversary!
We added a few simple polka dots and a little holly and berries to make these ornaments extra festive.
That’s it! So easy and lovely for winter wedding escort cards or wedding favors, don’t you think?
And if you don’t happen to be planning a winter wedding, you could always make these for your friends for the holidays!
Emily Westbrooks is an American-born writer and blogger based in Dublin, Ireland. She is the Online Editor for Confetti Magazine, one of Ireland’s top bridal magazines. She also writes her own lifestyle blog, From China Village, where she chronicles her adventures in Dublin, travels around Europe, DIY projects and Irish design. She shares her home with her husband, one cat, and four sassy chickens!