11.27.2011

Picture Ornaments

I've been pretty taken back with the traffic I've gotten because of these simple little ornaments I did last year.  So much so, that I thought it might be worthwhile to revisit this project.

I started with large, glass ornaments (these particular ornaments came from Carolina Pottery) and all of our old Christmas card photos from years past.  


Just a little note . . . most of my pictures started out 4x6, but I had to cut them all to size. I used tweezers and a pair of scissors to move the picture around or flatten it out how I wanted it. It took a couple practice times . . . so be sure you make copies of your pictures, as they do tend to bend or possibly tear if you have to pull it back out. Twisting it out is the easiest way to get it back out.

I've gotten lots of fabulous comments about neat things to add . . . like tinsel, or yarn, or other cute things. There's just so many possibilities.

Let the holidays BEGIN!
Have you started decorating?

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29 comments:

  1. these are so cute Holly. I found some similar clear baubles here in Aus (spotlight) - but put shreaded paper in them over the weekend. I forgot about this great idea. hmmmmm - must get me some more baubles!! c x.

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  2. These are adorable. What a great keepsake for the holidays!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  3. They are super cute! Might have to "Pin" it!! We did the mantel yesterday and now we are in the process of decorating our tree :)

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  4. thx, I am going to make these with my pre-schoolers as a gift for the parents! they will love them!! xoxo

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  5. How cute! I think I'm going to try this!

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  6. What an awesome idea! It would be perfect for grandparents I think.
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

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  7. I love this! I saw these clear ornaments at Michaels the other day and was trying to brainstorm some things to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration. I will definitely be giving these a go. I am stopping over from The Bold Abode. I love your kitchen! :)

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  8. What a great idea! I found you at the Tuesday Talent show. I'm your newest follower, too! :)

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  9. You did a great job! I started a tradition last year where I did this (basically just as you did) but I cut about 4 or 5 strips of festive scrapbook paper and wrote short sentences on the back of each about what that person was "into" that year (i.e."Jonah has just started crawling and loves attending his weekly Kindermusik classes..."). Then I rolled them up and put them inside the ornaments as a sort of time capsule. We just took them out last week and read them all and it was so much fun! I can't wait to make them again this year with updated photos and information! BTW, I found you from Sugarbee...
    Katie in Georgia

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  10. Very cute! I stay away from glass and have found nice plastic ornaments at Michaels this year. TFS!

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  11. Katie, what a GREAT idea!!

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  12. LOVE this idea! I'm on it!! Thanks for inspiring.

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  13. So simple - my criteria for any craft! I am a thrifting junkie too. Your newest follower.
    Kelly

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  14. I'm having one of those 'duh, why didn't I think of that' moments. These are fabulous.

    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  15. What a great idea! I bet these look great on the tree :-)

    Stopping by from Southern Lovely
    lifewiththehawleys.blogspot.com

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  16. These are great! thanks for sharing! would LOVE LOVE LOVE if you would link up at my *spend less.give more* holiday gift guide link party!
    blessings!!!
    lauren @ summitstreetjoy.com

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  17. Such a great idea! I was actually looking at ornaments last night thinking about/pondering how to do pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. what a great idea! I never would have thought to do that... it would make a great gift!

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  19. Great idea! I going to try these with mini ball ornaments and wallet size pics for our table top tree. Cant wait to see it done!

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  20. Oh the grandparents would go crazy over this, I see a Christmas present in the making!

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  21. This is such an adorable idea! love love love :)

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  22. Adorable!!

    I'd love for you to share this project on Inspiration Friday at Simply Christmas http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday.html

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  23. Coming to you via sassy sites! Love it. Simple but as you said, endless possibilities.

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  24. I tried doing this twice and can't get the picture to unroll once inside. I can't get them to flatten out! Is there a trick? I'd love to send an ornament to my husband who is deployed with a picture of his new son he hasn't met yet.

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  25. What a wonderful idea! When I did this, I used a pair of tweezers (or recently I discovered a metal paint can opener works well too) to spread it out once in the ornament. If the picture is cut the right size, it should kinda catch on the corners which helps it stay (somewhat) flat. I'll admit, it can be frustrating at times, and I also went through a couple pictures before I got it just right. I Hope this helps! Good luck!

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  26. i used a wallet sized picture and a normal sized ornament and then put tissue paper behind the picture and then wrote the year in glitter glue, looks very nice

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  27. I used the wallet size pictures from costco and they worked great. I rolled them vertical to fit them into the glass ornaments (med or large ones from Michaels, I forget) and then used a chopstick to move it around in place. I then filled the back with tinsel. Looks great! Thanks for the idea.

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