Time for my annual homemade photo ornaments! I have loved this tradition. I love looking back on past year ornaments-such a great keepsake.
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.
After letting the squares dry, I drilled a hole at the top-to string ribbon through.
Handmade Photo Ornaments
I then cut each photo down to the right size (3.25 inch) for the front and about (3.75 inch) for the back)
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.
Check out past Photo Ornaments on the Crafting Chicks:
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We love using our photos in fun ways!
Check out this FAMILY PHOTO MEMORY GAME.
Play this match game with pictures of your family. This makes such a clever gift idea too.