Thursday, January 5, 2012

Activity #2 - picture ornaments

I have made photo ornaments each year since we were married. 
Normally it is purchasing photo ornament frames and putting pictures in.
This year, we (my girls and I) decided to make homemade picture ornaments.

Prior to starting, I printed 2x3 pictures of the entire family on regular paper.  I then cut squares of cardboard that were approximately 4x4.
Then we selected a scrapbook page for the back of our ornaments.  here's a few that the girls picked:

We then used Mod Podge to adhere the scrapbook paper to the cardboard

Then we folded the paper over the cardboard and held the paper down until the Mod Podge was a little dry.  Then we folded a ribbon and placed it on the paper, then placed the photo on top....securing them with the sticky stuff.  Then we put a layer of Mod Podge on top.

I had cut out some circles and printed 2011 on regular paper.  After the fronts were dry, we flipped them over and pasted the circles on the ornament and covered with a layer of Mod Podge.

You can certainly tell the finished products were 'manufactured' by a 5 and 7 year old girl...but that's what makes them so dang cute.

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