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25 Days Of Christmas~ Photo Ornaments For Your Tree

Hi!These are the ornaments that I made to show for Kristen yesterday for her

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These Oh-so-cute-and-super-easy-to-whip-up photo ornaments!

25 Days Of Christmas~ Photo Ornaments For Your Tree by NotSoIdleHands.com
I saw some like these on my friend’s Christmas tree a few years back and HAD to make some myself! I’ve made these as gifts for grandparents and we have TONS on our tree each year too :)
AND…..
SO easy!!
Start off with some:
~ Plain glass ornaments (any size you want, but I like the 4in. (or 100mm) size since they are nice and big)
~ Vellum
~ Photo printer
~ Some Big, Fat, Purdy ribbon
25 Days Of Christmas~ Photo Ornaments For Your Tree by NotSoIdleHands.com
Open your pictures in Photoshop or other editing software and size them down to 4″x 4″ and print out onto the vellum. (Sorry, but these pics printed kinda grainy)

25 Days Of Christmas~ Photo Ornaments For Your Tree by NotSoIdleHands.com

Then, cut out in a 4in diameter circle. I cut a 4″ circle out of cardstock (yup, using my Cricut) and used that as a pattern.
25 Days Of Christmas~ Photo Ornaments For Your Tree by NotSoIdleHands.com

Then, roll it up and slip it into your ornament.

25 Days Of Christmas~ Photo Ornaments For Your Tree by NotSoIdleHands.com

25 Days Of Christmas~ Photo Ornaments For Your Tree by NotSoIdleHands.com
 You can use a bamboo skewer to help get it in the perfect position, then i hold it in place with the topper (as shown).
25 Days Of Christmas~ Photo Ornaments For Your Tree by NotSoIdleHands.com
The girls really wanted me to put snow into one of them…..and it actually looks pretty cute! Just add some till you like it (I used Martha Stewart snow glitter). But, I guess it would have been better to not put snow in the picture that was taken in August :0)
25 Days Of Christmas~ Photo Ornaments For Your Tree by NotSoIdleHands.com
25 Days Of Christmas~ Photo Ornaments For Your Tree by NotSoIdleHands.com
25 Days Of Christmas~ Photo Ornaments For Your Tree by NotSoIdleHands.com

Now, top it off with a big fat ribbon……

25 Days Of Christmas~ Photo Ornaments For Your Tree by NotSoIdleHands.com

and be sure to hang it in front of some lights on your tree so they shine through!

25 Days Of Christmas~ Photo Ornaments For Your Tree by NotSoIdleHands.com
Be sure to make plenty for all the relatives and grandparents!Have fun!

About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.

Comments

  1. Oh I love these…I did something similar for a New Moon party I had…but for sure I need to do this with our family pictures! I never even thought about it!

  2. I love how you did these. What a great and special gift for someone! Thanks for showing us how and what you used! Love your blog!

  3. These are fabulous…and your directions are so clear and easy to follow…thanks for sharing, I am certainly going to try to make one

  4. The only problem Ive had with doing these is that after being in the hot storage unit all summer they have curled back up… so the glitter at the bottom would probably help with that!! Thanks!! also I took a shiney metallic paint pen and wrote the year at the top so I will remember years from now!

  5. I love it! Next year I am totally doing these for friends gifts with temple or Christ pictures. Thanks so much for sharing your brilliance!

  6. This is a fun idea, our giving tree at church is covered in pictures of families from our ward, it really is fun to check out everyone’s pictures.

  7. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I featured this in my favorite ornament collection on Ucreate! THANKS!

  8. Wow! I love this! I was looking for something easy to do to give to my close friends (we set a $10 price limit which forces us to be creative) and this is it! Thank you so much. I really enjoy reading your blog and while I’m not a “crafty” person, you make me feel like I can be!

  9. The other thing you can put inside is that crinkly gift shredded paper. It comes in all colors. I’ve used red/green, or white. It does help the picture stay flattish and up against the glass.

  10. LOVE it! What a great (and inexpensive) gift idea! I think I just may give those a shot!

    Thanks for sharing Emily!

  11. I have always wanted to try to figure this out, but I am glad you did all the hard work for me! :) Filing this away at thecraftersfilebox.com. Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. These are so pretty! Thanks so much for this, I’ll be linking.

  13. What a wonderful idea! I’ll have to make mine today!!!

  14. I’m making some for my parents of all their grandkids right now! They are turning out fantastic. Thank you SO much for the idea, she is going to LOVE them!

  15. way cute, i need to make these for there grandparents

  16. those are super cute. That’s definitely going on my list to do for next year! or the next! :)

  17. Ok…so I tried doing this, but both of my pictures have stayed curled up in the ornament. I used smaller ornaments and the skewer won’t help unroll them. Not sure how to fix the problem. Any ideas? It was meant as a Christmas gift for grandmas this year, but it’s definitely NOT working out. grr….

  18. I saw these last year and fell in love with them! I featured these on my friday favorites!
    http://lilbitofus.blogspot.com/2010/11/friday-favoritesornaments-edition.html

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