One of my favorite parts about the end of the year is looking back at all my photos and memories. Plus as you know, Christmas is in my top five of my favorite things about life, so this year, I decided to put the two activities together and make photo ornaments! Here’s how you can whip up a batch to add a personal and colorful touch to your tree in about a half hour:
Even if you already have your tree up and decorated, there’s always room for one more ornament! At least in my opinion, you can never have too many decorations. And if your tree will simply topple over if you add one more thing to it, well handmade ornaments always make the perfect stocking stuffer! Below are fifteen diys that you will want to make asap. I’d love to know, which ones fit the vibe of your tree?
One of my favorite things about the end of year is that it’s a time to reflect on everything that’s happened. And what better way to keep those memories alive than by turning them into ornaments you can hang up year after year? If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your tree, then you’ll want to make these color blocked instagram ornaments asap! Here’s how:
I used Americana Decor Maxx Gloss paint (you can find at Michael’s, Home Depot, Joann’s, and Meijers). Because it applies so smoothly, you really only need one coat.
Coat your frames with sealer and let dry. Tape off at an angle and paint. Peel the tape and let dry again. On the back, apply a thin layer of tacky glue all the way around the frame and place on your photo. Let glue dry overnight.
With an X-Acto knife, trim the excess photo. To attach a hook, cut about 5 inches of cord, loop, and then secure with a dap of hot glue. Once completely dry, your ornaments are ready to hang!
So what do you think?! You can also write the date and place on the back so that years down the road you wont forget where the photo was taken. They also make the perfect handmade gift if you’re still thinking about what to make your loved ones!
Time: 45 minutes Materials: Glass bulbs with removable caps, acrylic paint, brush, fringe scissors, foil tissue paper confetti
This holiday season, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY ornament projects. And let me tell you, if these 17 ornament projects weren’t enough for you, you’ll definitely want to check out what everyone came up with. I’m blown away with the materials that were used (think copper sheets, veneer, peppermints, paper and more!)