'Home for the Holidays' Photo Christmas Ornament

4 Materials
45 Minutes
Going home for the holidays is as easy as making this charming and sweetly sentimental ornament with a photo of your very own childhood home inside! Make them for family and friends who enjoy remembering the good old days of home sweet home!
I made this one for our kiddos as a keepsake. One day, when they are all grown, they will be able to share this snowy ornament with their families.
Using imitation snow, a plastic craft ornament, a photo copied image of our home and a little glitter...in no time I was able to create a treasured memory.
Cover one side- which will become the back of the ornament with a coating of glue and craft paint.
Sprinkle with glitter and let dry.
Cut out a photo copied image of your home to the size of the ornament. I used a pencil to outline the shape.
Once the image is cut, gently roll the paper and slide it into the ornament.
The eraser side of a pencil can help to smooth out the image.
Add a small amount of imitation snow...
This is my childhood home...I made one for myself too!
Add a ribbon and your snowy....sentimental walk down memory lane is complete! For more details on this project, including where I sourced my supplies, please visit: http://blueribbonkitchen.blogspot.com/2015/12/home-for-holidays-christmas-ornament.html
Suggested materials:
  • Plastic ornaments   (Joann's)
  • Craft paint, glitter   (craft store/Walmart)
  • Ribbon   (Jaonn's)
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Karri @ Blue Ribbon Kitchen
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  • L L on Dec 08, 2018

    Why do you need glue and paint? Adorable and what a great memory!

  • Bubbles Bubbles on Jan 02, 2019

    I am surmising that static inside the bulb keeps picture in place??

  • Linda Klass Linda Klass on Nov 06, 2020

    Would metallic glitter paint work just as well for the back of the ornament without the actual glitter? Or do you think I could put the glitter on the inside just on the back piece?

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  • Kelli norris Kelli norris on Nov 28, 2020

    I did something similar a couple years ago with one of my daughters wedding photos. I cut them out leaving them ever so slightly taller than the ornament so they would stay in place. I then printed off a pic of some trees and cut those out a little smaller so they looked 3D