I got this idea from my friend Esther’s awesome blog! She saved and dried some of the flower arrangements from her wedding and encased them in a glass Christmas ornament. Genius, I say!! I didn’t have the the forethought to save and dry the flower arrangements from our wedding, but I did have a bunch of left over freeze dried flower petals from our flower petal toss and thought this would be the perfect way to showcase them:
It’s been almost a year and a half since our wedding, but besides being a little smushed and faded in color, the petals were still in pretty good shape. (Read about our flower petal toss and where I purchased the freeze dried petals here.) All I had to do was remove the little metal cap from the top of the glass ornament and gently push the petals individually through the top hole. For the bigger petals, I curled up the petals a little to get them to fit through the opening:
I filled up the ornament about 3/4 full and snapped the cap back on:
I even found some white satin ribbon leftover from our wedding and used it to create a loop at the top of the ornament. I love how it turned out!! It’s sentimental and a sweet reminder of our wedding day!
You can create a little time capsule from pretty much any big event from your life! Or even fill the glass ornament with pretty potpouri!