Their invitation had their monogram on the front, so she had it copied onto vellum. (Staples or Office Depot will do this) She then found a scalloped paper punch the correct size and punched out hundreds of discs. She bought inexpensive clear Christmas balls at Michael's, popped the top off, and figured out a clever way to get them into the hollow ball. Aleah rolled them onto a pencil, stuck the pencil into the ball, and pulled it out leaving the "un-furled" vellum behind! So smart, and so beautiful when all piled into silver bowls and used as centerpieces!!! Don't you just love killing two birds with one stone???
Now I believe my mother (and I) came by this fascination with monograms honestly - check out my 80-something year old grandmother in her cute little monogrammed shift! This was taken on the occasion of my grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary - check out that blond on the stairs...
Helen Bennett Dunlap