Create a Christmas photo ornament from the pre-made craft ornaments and Mod Podge at your local craft stores. This year I decided to work with those clay prepackaged ornaments at my local Hobby Lobby stores to create special personalized ornaments for my tree because I felt the $8 price tag online was a bit too much (plus I just like creating). You should be able to find these at most of your local craft stores such as Michael’s, AC Moore, or maybe even make your own.
The prepackaged ornaments were regularly $2.99 but with the sale they were 1/2 off making each ornament .75 cents a piece which is a great deal. If you have a printer at home, then you can easily print off a picture of your family, yourself, or your pet to create this unique of a kind ornament. I just searched through all my pictures to find the picture I felt that would fit on the ornament. I used a photo recently taken of my 2 boys for this ornament and for the other ornaments I decided to use my printer and use regular paper to avoid going out again to get more pictures printed. I used ModPodge and spread it all over the ornament and stuck on the picture and then painted ModPodge all over the picture and ornament making sure to seal the picture in. I would let dry for a couple hours, decorate if you want, and hang on the tree!
To add some glitz and glimmer to the ornament, you can easily glue on glitter, ribbon, and jewels to add a personal touch. If you are looking for a family idea to personalize your Christmas tree, then this simple and inexpensive craft idea is the answer. This craft idea is great to do with the kids or grandkids too because you can create a photo to use or search through all your photos to find the perfect picture. The sky is the limit on creating this personalized Christmas ornament.
My hopes are to create several of these ornaments on Christmas day when my oldest son comes to visit and celebrate our last Christmas in the house he grew up in as a teenager. I want to capture him and his little brother (my youngest son who is 19) in a moment so that we can remember Christmas 2016. I will save these ornaments for when my sons are older and have their own Christmas trees to decorate.
You can also create special pet ornaments too. I am creating a couple memorial Christmas ornaments with Dora our beloved cat who passed away just right before Thanksgiving.
Thank you for stopping by and checking out this fun and family friendly Christmas ornament craft. Christmas is a special time of the year and I enjoy capturing those moments in pictures (and ornaments).
Keeping it real, creating, and inspiring!
2016 copyrighted material C Renee
Nikki from Tikkido says
I love photo ornaments! I make (or buy) ones every year of each of my girls. It’s my favorite section of the Christmas tree. Your project looks like the perfect one to try this year.
Thank you! I had fun (sorta) looking through the pics for the right one.
Terri Steffes says
That’s a great way to spend your last Christmas in this house. Let me point out something to you, when I left JC after 19 years, I thought Christmas wouldn’t be the same. I was right, but it’s not bad, it’s good, but in a different way. New adventures, new memories, it is all good. Hugs.
Thank you Terri! It will be an adventure in my next chapter for sure. Creating these memories makes it even more special.