Decorate your Christmas tree with this keepsake ornament featuring a photo of a loved one.
You will need
- Transparent ornament with a removable top
- Cotton swab
- Acrylic paint
Step 1 Cut out photo Cut out the photo you want to use into a circle that measures about 3 inches across.
Step 2 Remove cap Remove the hanger and cap from the bulb. Then wrap the photo around a pencil, making sure the photo is facing outward.
Step 3 Put photo inside Holding the photo around the pencil, slip it inside the bulb. Release the photo from the pencil.
Step 4 Straighten the photo Position and straighten the photo with a cotton swab.
Step 5 Fill the inside Get creative and glue small shells, colored tinsel, colored sand, and even popcorn to the inside and outside of the ornament.
Gluing decorations inside will also help keep the photo in place.
Step 6 Add date and a message Write the date on the back of the ornament with acrylic paint, and a message if you like. Finish by tying a bow around the top of the ornament and give it as a gift to the person in the picture or hang it on your own tree.
Ornaments on the 2008 National Christmas tree were made with holographic film to make the tree look lit all day.