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!
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
Step One: Use scissors or paper cutter to trim cardstock to the sizes listed above.
Step Two: Use double-sided tape roller to attach silver glitter paper to white backer.
Step Three: Use foam dots to adhere photo on top of silver glitter paper.
Step Four: Add silver glitter stickers to the small white cardstock cutout for flag.
Step Five: Trim ends of name cardstock to create the two-point flag shape.
Step Six: Use foam dots (double layer to add extra dimension) to adhere name flag under photo.
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.
Cute and easy, right?