While I was Christmas ornament shopping for my boys, I was simply annoyed at the ridiculous prices! I decided that I was going to make my own ornaments and save tons of money and have awesome ornaments. I made my boys, Hazen and Revin, the same ornament with their initial on it and for the family ornament, I had 4 different pictures that I used. A motherly moment, a fatherly moment, a brotherly moment, and a family moment. You could also do 4 different highlights from the year like a vacation or something. Anyways, this is how it was done!
This is what you will need:
Wooden blocks, paint, sponge brush,
mod podge, ribbons, scrap book paper,
photographs, and wooden letters
Trace letters on the back of scrap book paper and cut it
out just a little smaller so that it doesn't hang over
the little wooden letter when placed on top.
Paint wooden blocks and letters. Once they are dry,
paint a very thin coat of mod podge on the surface of
the letters. Firmly press down paper cut outs and paint
mod podge over the top and set aside to dry.
Cut out photos and squares of scrap book paper. Make sure
that they are smaller than the side of the block. Paint on
a very thin coat of mod podge and firmly press on photos
and paper. Be careful when using regular paper because it
can tend to bubble. Card stock paper is easier to use in this
regard. After pressing on paper, paint on a top coat of mod
podge. Choose which side to put the letter on and press it
on tightly to the freshly mod podged side. Let it dry.
*If you're putting pictures on all sides, make sure to do the next
step of putting the ribbon on BEFORE you place your pictures.
Paint a thin line of mod podge down the sides and across the
bottom. Firmly press on ribbon and tie a square knot at the top.
Tie another knot at the top to create a loop to hang it up with.