Add a little personalization to your Christmas tree this year with this easy-to-make, festive photo ornament! You can use Instagram photos, family photos, or make one featuring each of your children! This ornament is also a great, affordable gift option for those family members who seem to have everything.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 foam craft cube
    (we used a 3″ x 3″ cube)
  • 6 square photos printed out the same size as the sides of the cube, or cut down to fit
    (Instagram photos are perfect for this!)
  • Glue
    (we recommend Tacky craft glue)
  • 1 jewelry screw eye
    (like these to hang the ornament)
  • Festive ribbon
  • Optional: glitter for the edges

We printed our photos on standard white card stock at home and then cut them out. You have several options for re-sizing your photos to fit the sides of your cube. If you have Photoshop, you can use that to re-size and lay out your photos on one page and then print. If you don’t have a fancy photo editor, but do have Microsoft Word or Powerpoint, open your photos in there and crop and re-size as needed.

Assembling Your Ornament:

  1. Glue your photos to the sides of the foam cube. Our cube had slightly rounded corners, so we rounded our photos a little to fit better.
  2. If you want to add a little bit of pizzazz to your ornament, coat the edges one at a time in glue and then dip in a pile of glitter.
  3. Wait for your ornament to dry.
  4. Once dry, screw your jewelry screw eye into one corner of the cube – whatever corner you would like your ornament to hang from. It’s a good idea to apply a little bit of glue (we used our trusty hot glue gun) before screwing it in so that it has a nice, long-lasting, secure grip.
  5. Lace a thin piece of ribbon through the screw eye and tie into a loop. You can then take some thicker, festive ribbon and tie a big, pretty bow at the base of the loop.
  6. Hang your ornament up and enjoy or give it as a gift!

The great thing about this ornament is that it is extremely affordable to make (we spent about $6 at a local craft store) and the foam block makes it light enough to hang anywhere.

For another fun, DIY gift idea, check out our Yarn Wrapped Monogram Wall Decor.

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Photo Credit: Dreams To Do

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