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« on: December 24, 2008 05:35:30 PM »

If you can't hang out with your family this holiday season, why not hang them from the tree? Luckily, I am with my mother this Christmas, but I thought I'd make an ornament out of her too. This is her on the ship to Canada. Below is also my mother when she was a little girl. I've hung her from a wine bottle (even though she doesn't drink) because it was such a great shade of blue.

The instructions are:
Hang with the family this holiday season by creating unique Christmas ornaments using photocopies of your old family photos. They can double as gift tags and Christmas tree ornaments.

Balsa wood Pre-Cut Ornaments
Acrylic Paint
Ribbon rose
Family Photos
Photocopy Machine
Sanding paper may be needed


1. If balsa wood ornament is already cut in the shape of an ornament, such as the above, just sand down any rough edges and paint.

2. If ornament is has extra detailed ornamentation, carefully cut it out with a knife and sand rough edges. The blue ornament below had a delicate wooden Santa in the middle. He didnt resemble any of my family, so I chopped him out and threw him away. Paint ornament.

3. Glitter ornament as desired.

4. Photocopy old photograph. Cut to fit frame.

5. Add embellishments such as sequins or rhinestones to the photocopy.

6. Glue photocopy to the frame. Be careful edge of paper does not overlap the back of the frame.

7. Add ribbon and rose.

p.s. Another idea is to frame your photo with paper blossoms. For more photos, please see http://www.extremelycrafty.co.uk/Ezine3p9.html
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2008 05:53:19 PM »

these are adorable Smiley as is the title of this post haha

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2008 06:44:45 PM »

i *love* the pink one!
what a classic photo, too! 
happy holidays!  Cheesy


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