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Holiday Craft: Easy homemade photo ornament

Posted December 8, 2014

I think Pinterest is fantastic, but I am not very artistic. Each time I try something, it is a disaster.

I really do think it is wonderful to be creative with your children and expose them to arts and crafts. But it is definitely not my strength and the thought of glitter in my house almost sends me into a panic attack.

But, after a few days off at Thanksgiving, I decided to give crafts a try and I was successful! We made small ornaments for the grandparents. I think I am going to put them on their presents as tags. They were SO easy to make and virtually impossible to ruin. Overall it took about 30 to 45 minutes from start to finish.

Here's what you need: 

Set of pictures printed wallet size
Small paintbrush
Small foam brush 
Acrylic paint
ModPodge (found at local craft store)
Small wooden unfinished ornament at local craft store

Here's what you do:

Cut the wallet-size pictures into individual pictures. I had to trim the picture down just a little bit more to fit the ornament better.
Paint the ornament using the acrylic paint on one side and let it dry.

Use a sponge brush to paint a thin layer of the ModPodge on the ornament where the picture will be located.

Put the picture on the ornament and paint another thin layer of ModPodge. The picture will appear to have a “film” on it, but that will dry.

Let the ornament dry and you are done!

Paint: $1
Small brushes: I had these around the house
Ornament: 50 percent off from $1.69
ModPodge: 50 percent off coupon and it was $6.99
Wallet size pictures (comes 4 to a sheet): 50 percent off coupon and it was $0.99

Lissy Wood is the mom of two children and the founder of Wake Gifted Academy located in Cary.



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