Making handmade Christmas ornaments has become one of our holiday traditions. We make one for each of the grandparents and then one to hang on our tree. Some of my favorite ornaments on the tree are the handmade ornaments. I just think they are so special! This year we decided to go with this decoupodge ornament.
We first stamped one side of the ornament with Ava's painted footed. After it dried I decorated the foot like a Christmas tree. I wanted to do mistletoes but I didn't have enough room.
While that was drying I found the pictures I wanted to use for each ornament. I used the Photo Booth pictures from Ava's first birthday this year. On my computer I used the Pages software to shrink the picture so it would fit on the ornament. Then I printed the pictures using a colored printer with regular computer paper and cut it out.
Once the ornament was dry I painted the blank side with Modge Podge, then placed the picture on the ornament. I painted the top of the picture with Modge Podge. After that, I took little pieces (all shapes and sizes) of tissue paper and placed them around the picture. I then pressed the tissue paper down using the same paint brush I used for the Modge Podge. If the tissue didn't stick I just used more Modge Podge.
When both sides of the ornament were dry I used a permanent marker to write Merry Christmas and the date. I think dates are so important on things like this!
There you have it! A super easy, fun and kid friendly holiday craft you can cherish for many years to come!
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