(20 crafty days of christmas) handmade photo ornament

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Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings is guest posting today for 20 Crafty Days of Christmas. She’s showing us how to make a handmade photo ornament. Super cute and super easy!
Today I want to share with you my easy handmade photo ornament tutorial. I made a bunch of these for my friends this year and I took my favorite picture of my husband and my nieces and made one for us. It’s relatively easy but you will need to factor in some time to let every thing set.


  • wood pieces (I used 2×3 inch pieces I found at Michael’s)
  • photos sized to fit your wood pieces
  • crop-a-dile or something to punch a hole
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Glue (or regular mod podge)
  • ribbon


First size and print you photos I did it in Picasa which is a free program and super easy to use. If your wood piece has rounded corners trim your photo. Glue your photo to the wood piece (I used both E6000 and mod podge on different occassions and they both work fine). Punch a hole or if you don’t have anything to punch a hole you can just glue a ribbon loop to the back for hanging.

Next place your ornament on a flat surface and top with dimensional magic. Pop and/or move any air bubbles you see off the edge. Let dry (a few hours). It will appear cloudy at first but then it will dry clear.

Sting ribbon and hang on your tree. Easy right?

I’m Marissa from¬† Rae Gun Ramblings. I post about all thing crafty, delicious, and bookish. I also run an Etsy shop where I sell handmade baby clothes and fan stuff for YA reader and I love helping people learn the ropes of Etsy. I am so trilled to be back here guest posting.I would love if you’d let me know if you try it out. I’d love you to stop by and visit me at Rae Gun Ramblings or connect with me on facebook, twitter, and pinterest! Thanks for having me Vanessa.


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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.