DIY Ornaments with Family Christmas Photos

DIY Ornaments with Family Christmas Photos

The other night, we had the coziest little family Christmas get together at my moms house & I was reminded of my childhood when we would create DIY Christmas Ornaments. My mom's tree is so Christmasy and nostalgic and I love seeing all the ornaments me and my sisters made as children.


I love this tradition so much that I wanted to carry it on with my own kids because it’s such a great way to freeze a special moment in time. I know this is a tradition for so many other families as well, so I thought it would be fun to share this activity we tried for our DIY Christmas Ornaments.

When I saw this idea on Pinterest, I loved it because I had amazing family Christmas photos shot at the Salt Flats. I love the contrast of the bright background with our dark formal attire. My photographer is amazing and I knew these would be perfect in black and white and color as the focal point of these adorable DIY Christmas ornaments.

Here's How we Made Our Ornaments...


Step 1. Create a template with a piece of cardstock, we cut triangles, squares and circles that would frame the photo.
Step 2: We used felt that had a sticky backing and cut it to the desired shape, this made it super easy to put it all together.
Step 2. Cut your photo to the shape of your template.
Step 3. Remove the sticky back and stick it to your photo, but place the ornament string on the sticky backing so it will hang.
Step 4: Frame the photo with a little felt on the front edges of your photo or frame it with popcycle sticks.
Step 5. Get creative! I pulled out sparkles, ribbon, markers, felt, wooden stars and pom poms and helped the kids create their own personalized ornaments.
Step 6: Let your kids hang these on the tree! Isla and Ford each made extra so we good give as gifts to their grandparents. Such a fun gift idea!

I hope you enjoyed this little DIY Christmas Ornament tutorial! Have fun getting creative with your kids this holiday season...

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