Time for my annual homemade photo ornaments! I have loved this tradition. I love looking back on past year ornaments-such a great keepsake.
This year, while shopping at Poppy Seed Projects, I found their mini wooden plaques…and thought how perfect they would be for the 2012 ornaments on my tree!
I love Poppy Seed Projects and all of their creative ideas/crafts you can use with photos. I could think of many ways to use these mini photo plaques…they are adorable.
I ordered 4×6 photos in black and white of each of my children and our family. I also made a little digital design for the back sharing our highlights of 2012 and milestones of each kid.
I spray painted each plaque with Kyrlon’s Silver Foil Metallic. I Love this paint…remember the pumpkins I transformed.
After letting the squares dry, I drilled a hole at the top-to string ribbon through.
While holding the photo in place on the square, I used a pen to draw a mark so I would know where to punch holes on the photos.
I then used my trusty mod podge to glue on the photos, back & front, and to give a nice sealed finish on top.
I added 1/2 inch festive ribbon and red painted chipboard letters for monograms to add some color.
I love how they turned out with the silver and bright berry red!
Every year I love seeing the photos on my tree…it makes me happy. My kids love hanging their “special ornaments” each year.
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