Also to note, this is a great time to snag a few of these bulbs at your local craft store for discounted prices.
Marry Christmas Bulb
For full instructions, see my original post. Below is the bulb that I made with our wedding invites. I was happy that we had lots of different elements: doilies, purple and gold papers and gold ribbon. I also added some glitter that I had used for our table numbers.
|Marry Christmas Bulb!|
|A bulb that my friend Marie made from her wedding this year!|
One of my best friends was living in Hawaii when we were engaged. She sent a bouquet of roses to us on the night of our engagement. It meant so much to me and I wanted to preserve them somehow. I ended up filling a bulb with the rose pedals. I think the pedals dried prettier inside the bulb since they didn't crumble or break like they would have if I had dried them beforehand. However, I had to be careful about keeping the ornament top off and periodically shaking up the pedals so that they did not get moldy.
Wedding Bouquet Bulb
I put together a pretty shadow box with my wedding bouquet (post coming soon!) but also had some extra flowers left over. I ended up filling another bulb with the dried pedals from my wedding bouquet. This is also a unique thing to hang on the tree and another way to preserve a little bit of the wedding.
|Marry Christmas Bulb with Wedding Bouquet Flowers|
As always, these ornament ideas do not have to pertain to weddings! You could cut up a baby announcement, preserve Valentine's Day flowers that your father sent you, fill a bulb with sand from a trip you just took or insert movie stubs and receipts from date nights with your significant other. There are just so many ways to make a meaningful but simple ornament to enjoy for years to come.