Thursday, January 10, 2013

Picture Ornaments

I told you, I was busy this Christmas season.  Making many gifts.  Including these beauties.

I got the idea from Pinterest.

So I went out looking for the wood.  Not as easy as I thought.  I found these at Michaels, but realized that it was a bit too big and too heavy for someone to put on their tree.

Then I found these.  They were a lightweight balsa; perfect for crafting and hanging on a tree.  Plus they weren't too big.  Best part was, I got 4 in the package for $4.99. It was the only thing I purchased to make these! BONUS.

When I got them home I painted the wood with a gold shimmery paint.  Then I inked the edges with an old black ink pad, so it was a nice, soft border.  

Then I Modge Podged the photos onto the wood.  

Once they were dry I took old sand paper and roughed up the edges of the photos to give them a more vintage look.  I had printed these pictures from the instant Kodak printers you see in Wal-Mart or the grocery store.  They're not the highest quality but great for a quick project when you need pictures NOW.  

Then I got to embellishing. That was the fun part.  I wanted to make sure that they were all different but also traditional.  

Jill helped me, of course.  I did use a lot of goodies form her stash so it was only fair!
She made this one with the copper flower.

I really liked this blue one.  I made the rosette out of ribbon and then used the ribbon on the back.

These two white ones were for my Mum and Gramma.  They were so beautiful I didn't want to give them away!

I gave these to all the ladies in my life (Sister in Law, Mum, Gramma and Mother in Law) as a wedding keepsake that they could hang on their Christmas trees every year.  Another project that I loved making (and not breaking the bank).  They were just so hard to give away!

The Shabby Nest



Olga StarDec said...

So cute!

Mariel said...

Very cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there!