I’ve been super busy preparing for the Holidays this year. We hosted Thanksgiving and I also went Black Friday shopping the next morning. With preparing my shopping lists for Christmas, buying presents, decorating and working, I have not had the chance to blog! This year, one of the things I decided to do was start a homemade ornament tradition. I have an obsession with Mod Podge and anything that glitters is my friend, so here is a simple tutorial on making Mod Podge Photo Ornaments.
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- Mod Podge extreme glitter
- Acrylic paint (I used a solid red and Martha Stewart’s red glitter for a top coat, black for the letters)
- 4″ x 4″ wood square (or coasters will work too)
- Christmas ribbon
- Journaling box
- Wood letters
- Photos of choice
- Wood glue
- Paint the wood square (I painted solid red and after it dried I used the red glitter for a top coat)
- Paint the wood letter of choice (I painted solid black and after it dried I used the red glitter for a top coat)
- After the wood square is dried, drill a hole through the top for where the ribbon will go
- Crop your choice of photo to fit the square
- Prepare a journaling box for the back (I used a plain journaling box and old die cuts I had)
- Apply a liberal coat of Mod Podge to the front, set the picture down and use another liberal coat over the picture
- After dried, repeat on the back with the journaling box
- Poke holes where you drilled the hole earlier and string through the Christmas ribbon
- Glue on the appropriate wood letter
I did this over a few nights after my daughter went to bed since you have to let everything dry appropriately. I’m giving a few of them out for Christmas gifts this year and I put one for my daughter and one of the family on our own tree.
Update 10/26/17: I have done these five years in a row and have made for a wonderful tradition that we plan on continuing.
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