DIY Photo Christmas Ornaments

So, I realize it’s sort of silly to post a DIY for Christmas ornaments on December 31st, but hear me out.

I couldn’t post this until after Christmas because they were gifts! Also, this gives you a good idea for Christmas gifts next year – get started on them now! 😉

When we went to visit my father in law a few weeks after Thanksgiving, he had all of his Christmas decorations up. He has a cute little tree in his front room and puts all the kids’ ornaments on them. But he only had one up from D. (Not by his own fault – we just never gave him any!) So of course, my husband challenged asked me to make some with the kids to give him. I am sure he thought I would just hand D a crayon and tell him to go to town on a piece of paper. Oh no, no, no. You should know me better than that!

I looked around my “craft room,” (I use the term loosely…it’s still a giant mess) and found some wooden rectangles that were perfect sizes for ornaments.

I took to Microsoft Publisher (you can use Microsoft Word, too!) and grabbed a picture of each kid and squared (well, rectangled) off their faces with a black rectangle that measured 3×2 (the wood rectangles are 3.5 x 2.5) and put their names on it.

I took some Christmas scrapbook paper and cut it down to 3.25 x 2.25 and mod podged it onto the wood, front and back. Then cut the picture on the black lines and mod podged that on there, too. Then I found some red ribbon and glued it on to hang it.

That. Is It! So super easy. I did some for my parents as well.

I hope everyone has a super fantastic 2015! We can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for us! Hopefully all good things 😉

See ya next year,

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