Posted by: ad65shorty | December 4, 2012

Photo Block Christmas Ornaments

One of our family’s traditions is making an ornament for our Christmas tree every year. This week, I thought I’d share a couple of ideas. Maybe you can find one you’d like!

We made these cute photo block ornaments one year. They are so simple. And even my then 2-year-old could do it with little assistance. (Sorry I don’t have more pictures of the steps. I took the pictures years before I was writing on this blog.)

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Supplies:

1-inch wooden blocks

pictures, cut to 1-inch squares (I wanted a little border around my pictures so I cut mine just a bit smaller than 1-inch. I love that my son’s is a little crooked in the picture above. It shows HE did it!)

Mod Podge

brush for the Mod Podge

thin-tipped markers

hooks for hanging

ribbon

Procedure:

1. Mod Podge the picture onto the block. I had a bunch of those old children’s blocks lying around that we used, but you can buy plain wood ones at the craft store. We each picked a block that had our initial on it.

2. Using marker, decorate the other sides of the blocks (optional).

3. Write the date on the block.

4. Mod Podge the whole block to seal everything.

5. Let dry.

6. Twist the hook into the top of each block.

7. Tie with ribbon. You could make a bow to make it more fancy, if you want.

8. Hang on tree!

Here are ours–without the hooks:

ornament

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