One of my oldest friends is getting married on April 21st, so I decided to challenge my left-brain dominated mind…
Challenge: Attempt & complete a Pinterest craft.
Little Side Note: I don’t “craft.” I don’t “cook.” I don’t “garden.”
Back to my friend. I’ve known her since 6th grade. I can still see her comin to school with her rather devine version of Alicia Silverstone’s hair in Clueless. Ya know, the wedding scene at the end where it’s curled & bouncy & luscious. Big, but not southern big. She totally pulled it off too… Until you complimented her on it. ”EEEEEEEEE! OH M’GAH, your hair looks soooOOOO pretty! *CHEER POSE*” Then, bless her heart, her face turned sunburnt with Crisco red. I think becoming a doctor helped her (self-prescription perhaps?) manage her levels of embarrassment. You get it. She’s cute. With amazing hair. Oh. & super long lady legs.
Because of how long I’ve known her (& my desperate need for a project), I wanted to give her a meaningful wedding gift. Original? Nah. Nothing is original after it’s been pinned. Good thing she’s too busy working 80 hours a week to even know what Pinterest is. I decided on an invitation ornament. My step-by-step below.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
-Scissors (Or in my case, Henkels poultry shears)
-Glass Ornament Ball (I used a 2 5/8″ ball, could have went bigger)
-Pen or Pencil
-Ribbon or Charm (Or other garnish of your choice)
-Patience… Preferably On a Right-Brain Dominant Day.
-Wrap strips around a pen or pencil. I found that if you use your hot breath to “steam” the coiled invitation, it holds it’s shape better & shapes faster. Don’t worry. Your germs will be trapped in a glass case of emotion aka the ornament ball.
-Stuff all the invitation coils into the glass ornament opening. You’re supposed to make sure the names are showing along with key words like “marriage,” but, um, I tried. And, well, I got upsetted & quit within 5 seconds.
-Attach your garnish. I think that word is strictly for items used to decorate food, but I think I’ll use it for all decor. ”Gonna spruce up my front porch by garnishing the chairs with pillows.” Or is garnish just another word for parsley?
Not too shabby for a first-timer. Heck, maybe I can learn to use that unopened, 6 year old sewing machine before I’m 40!