Fast and Fun Photo Ornaments
Photo Ornaments: Buttons & Holly
Decorate your tree with your favorite faces in fun photo ornaments. Great for package accents, too!
Unfinished wood frame ornament
Gold acrylic paint
Green & tan cardstock
Aleene's™ Paper Glaze
Tag (Paper Bliss)
Spray gloss varnish
Alphabet stamp & ink pad (optional)
Hot glue gun & glue
Take frame apart & remove ribbon. Paint frame. When dry, spray with gloss varnish.
Draw & cut holly leaves (3 large, 1 small) from green cardstock. Outline each with black marker.
Stamp or print "MOM" on tan cardstock & cut into small squares. Mount on green squares that are slightly larger. Glue to tag. Edge tag with watercolor marker.
Apply a heavy coat of Aleene's™ Paper Glaze to holly leaves & MOM squares. Let dry overnight.
Hot glue leaves, buttons & tag to frame. Re-tie ribbon to frame & insert photo.
Photo Ornaments: Tag Ornament
Use these cute tags individually or mount them together for a fun family photo story!
Cardstock - white & burgundy
1 pkg. Favorite Findings Buttons
1 pkg. Creative Tags
Assorted color eyelets
Perle cotton thread - burgundy, green, gold
Glue gun & glue
Hole punch (small)
Button shank remover
Computer generate (or print) names & sentiments on white cardstock. Trim to fit project. Mount "HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THREE GENERATIONS" & "AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TOO!" on burgundy cardstock. Glue buttons to Happy Holidays tag & slide green thread through button shank. Trim shanks from two buttons with the shank remover. Glue buttons to Happy New Year strip. Set aside.
Large tags: Punch small holes around edge & stitch with contrasting pearl cotton. Glue name at bottom of tag.
Small tags: Trim 3 tags to fit within stitching of large tags. Glue on photos & names. Punch holes around edges of small tags & stitch with contrasting pearl cotton. Glue onto large tags & insert thread through holes of large tag.
Lay tags & sentiment on white cardstock to determine size needed. Mount white cardstock on slightly larger burgundy cardstock & insert 3 eyelets for tags & 4 eyelets in top corners for hanging. Glue tags to cardstock, threading pearl cotton thread through eyelets & gluing on back of card.
Thread hanger through corner eyelets & tie in back of card. Glue Happy New Year strip to bottom of card.
Embellish each tag with 2 buttons that have pearl cotton bows.
Photo Ornaments: Button Ornaments
Make your favorite photos into ornaments and gift accents that are cute as a button.
Santa's Workbench® beaded oval frame
Embroidery floss: red, silver
Aleene's™ Paper Glaze brush
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Small paper punch
Cut out a tag from red cardstock. Write name with marker. Punch small holes along edge & stitch with silver floss. Brush on a thin coat of Aleene's™ Paper Glaze. Let dry.
String silver and red floss through a variety of buttons and tie in bows or simple knots.
Glue buttons to frame as desired. Glue tag to frame and embellish with buttons. Insert photo.
Note: All styles may be personalized with phrases and themes as desired.
Approximate Crafting Time: 3 hrs. to complete all
Skill Level: No experience necessary.