A couple of years ago, I began the tradition of making homemade ornaments every year. Last year I posted my Homemade Block Ornaments. This year…I used metal juice can tops to make our ornaments. On the front of each ornament is a photo and on the back is a little something about that person. For our family ornament, I added our 2010 highlights of the year. These will be so fun to read each Christmas in the future. I love how they turned out.
What you’ll need to make Juice Top ornaments:
-metal juice can tops (2 per ornament)
-hot glue gun
To get started, cut out your circle photo, front and back. Then I used mod podge to glue the photo on to the juice top. I also applied a thin coat of modpodge over the photos to create a seal. The photo should be placed on one side of a juice top, and the back photo/wording should be glued on the back of the juice top. That way they will fit correctly when it is time to glue them together. Before gluing, figure out how to make them fit and which sides to glue photos and backs on.
Let them dry for a couple of hours. While they are drying you can cut your ribbon. You will need 4 inch or so strips to create a loop for the ornament to hang.
While the ribbon is in a loop (just how you want it), glue the ribbon on one of the insides of the juice top. Next, cover one juice top inside with hot glue and then put the two juice tops together, the front and the back. Squeeze tightly to glue it together well.
My kiddos and I couldn’t wait to hang them on our tree…but first we had to experiment and see where else they would look cute…
What are some Homemade ornaments you have made? We would love to see yours too!
And if you like these ornaments, how about these juice top magnets. Wouldn’t they make a cute gift?