How to Make A Paper Photo Ornament :: Craft Tutorial

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Hello friends! I hope you had a lovely long weekend! We spent the weekend up at our house in the pines with a nice mix of work and relaxation! It is coming together beautifully and I can't wait to finish the decorating so I can have photos taken to show you the renovation. I absolutely love being up there because everything is brand new and exactly the style I am so into right now. I come home and want to organize and redecorate my whole house. (or maybe it's time for a new one, again?) Ha! Anyway, back to Dream Tree decorating! In case you missed it, I participated in the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge this year and went with a "Let It Snow" white and silver tree. We styled and photographed it in my home office and I just can't bring myself to take it down. It's so pretty and gets me in the spirit of the holidays, which are right around the corner! Friday I shared the tutorial for How to Make a Christmas Tree Garland and today I am back with another tutorial to show you how to make these easy paper photo ornaments!

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Supplies you will need (all available at Michaels):


  • printed photo (cut to 2.5" x 3.75", including white border if desired)

  • silver glitter cardstock (cut to 3" x 5")

  • white heavyweight photo paper or cardstock (cut to 3.25" x 5.5" for backer and .75" x 2.5" for flag)

  • stickos silver glitter alphabet stickers

  • scissors or paper cutter

  • small hole punch

  • double sided tape roller

  • foam dots

  • 1/8" white satin ribbon


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Step One: Use scissors or paper cutter to trim cardstock to the sizes listed above.

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Step Two: Use double-sided tape roller to attach silver glitter paper to white backer.

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Step Three: Use foam dots to adhere photo on top of silver glitter paper.

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Step Four: Add silver glitter stickers to the small white cardstock cutout for flag.

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Step Five: Trim ends of name cardstock to create the two-point flag shape.

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Step Six: Use foam dots (double layer to add extra dimension) to adhere name flag under photo.

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Step Seven: Use small hole punch to punch two holes at top of ornament. For hanging, tie a ribbon bow and then feed ends through holes and knot on the backside.

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Cute and easy, right? 

View my full tree for the Michael's Dream Tree Challenge here!

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Find the tutorial for the Merry Christmas Garland here!

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PHOTOS BY RENNAI HOEFER, TEN22 STUDIO


THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. THE TOMKAT STUDIO HAS RECEIVED PAYMENT, TRADE AND/OR PRODUCTS FROM MICHAELS IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING, HOWEVER ALL OPINIONS STATED ARE MY OWN AND I ONLY PROMOTE PRODUCTS I LOVE.

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13 comments

  1. emily 11/12/2013

    Looks very easy and so cute! Can't wait to make mine. Thanks.

    • Kim 11/12/2013

      Thank you! Have fun making them!

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  2. Tina 11/12/2013

    YES, super cute and easy! Thank goodness my Michaels DID have the silver glitter letters, I think I bought all they had! They still don't have the wood letters in for the tree banner....wish Michaels had an online store. Kim-Let me know if your Michaels has a large supply...maybe I can get you to pick me up a set :)

    • Kim 11/12/2013

      Oh good! I will absolutely keep an eye out for the wood letters here. Rennai just texted me yesterday that it must be a popular project locally because most of the letters spelling "Merry Christmas" were sold out at our store. :) But I will keep checking for you!

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  3. Lucy 11/12/2013

    Bought my tree bow topper....love it....can't wait to put my tree up now!

    • Kim 11/12/2013

      Perfect!

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  4. Lauren 11/12/2013

    Those specific wood letters are only carried at the bigger Michael stores... I found the bigger store locations had double the selection of wood letters. I live in the Dallas area and found them at the Southlake and Greenville locations... Checked 5 other stores that did not carry them.

    • Tina 11/13/2013

      Such a bummer :(

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  5. Susan Crabtree 11/12/2013

    These photo ornaments would make darling gift tags too!

    • Kim 11/14/2013

      Funny, Susan....I did some tags too for another project that I will post soon! :)

    Reply
  6. Lisa 11/12/2013

    These ornaments are really nice! I like the silver with the black and white photos. Very pretty.

    • Kim 11/14/2013

      Thank you, Lisa!

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  7. Keiel 11/13/2013

    Very nice decorated Christmas tree. I really like :)

    • Kim 11/14/2013

      Thank you, Keiel!

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  8. Inna 11/13/2013

    Hello Kim, LOVE what you did with the tree!!! Every single detail about it. I tried looking up the tutorial on paper medallion but it redirected me to paper picture frame tutorial.... Could you tell me if you used a paper punch or paper already punched out? And where I'm able to get either one of them...
    Thanks in advance :)
    -Inna

    • Kim 11/14/2013

      Hi Inna,
      We used a paper punch. I will be posting the tutorial for these soon, as soon as the other shoot is published for Pottery Barn Kids! I am sorry I don't have it ready yet!

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