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Today we are featuring DIY holiday ornaments! Every year I usually buy a picture frame ornament with the year marked on it for each of my daughters. I put a photo of them in it from the current year as a keepsake item. This year I’ve decided to make my own. I’m enthralled with rustic wood slices recently, so this year I will make rustic wood slice photo ornaments! (You can see my tutorial on how to make these simple ornaments below.)
These are such easy ornaments to make that your youngest kids can make their own photo ornaments this year!
For my rustic photo wood slice ornaments, I was inspired by this project by The Sweetest Occasion. I like the sweet look of the ornaments – and how easy they are to create. With my DIY photo ornaments this year, I’m glad that I won’t have to purchase the photo frame ornaments that I usually do. For Christmas this year, I am making one of these of my puppy, and one each for my husband and kids. (Because I don’t show my kids’ photos online, I’ll just be sharing an ornament I made for myself and one for my puppy.)
Easy Rustic Wood Slice Photo Ornament
Easy DIY Photo Ornament Instructions
Print out photos to use for your photo ornament. Make sure that the people (or pets) to be featured on the ornament are in the center of the photo with a good amount of scenery or background around them. (This is important so you can cut the photo to size.)
Trace one of the wood slices on the photo so that the part of the photo you want on the ornament falls within the circle.
Cut out the circular portion of the photo that you are keeping. If you like you can then trim the circle so that some of the wood slice will show around the edges of the photo.
If you like, paint on DecoArt Galaxy Glitter Acrylic Paint (I used moon-silver ) to add a glittery effect to the edge of the ornament. I have used DecoArt paints (e.g., acrylic and chalk paints) and have found them to be very reliable and easy to work with.
I like the sparkle that the Galaxy Ornament adds to the ornament.
I used DecoArt Galaxy Glitter Acrylic Paint -Aurora Borealis – Green on my second DIY wood slice photo ornament. (The Galaxy Glitter comes in red and a lot of other fun colors, too!)
Slip a strand of ribbon or twine into the drilled hole of the wood slice and knot. Then glue the photo onto the wood slice. Your ornament is complete!
For my second ornament, I made one of me with my sweet puppy. This Christmas will be the second Christmas my family has spent with our puppy!
I used a simple Sharpie to add the year onto the back of the ornaments.
I added the ornaments I made to a sweet ornament stand my husband bought me a few months ago in the Poconos. On the stand are also the adorable DIY snowman ornaments I received from the 2019 Ornament Exchange blog hop. (Stop by the Ornament Exchange blog hop to get the tutorial for these cute snowman ornaments.)
Thanks for checking out my simple DIY wood slice photo ornaments.
Be sure to check out my friends’ DIY holiday ornaments above. We are also hosting a BIG GIVEAWAY with lots of great gifts for the holidays! Scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter!
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