DIY Photo Cube Ornament

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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Ariel is a working mom of two (expecting baby #3 next July!) who is married to her high school sweetheart. When she isn’t at the office or playing with her young kiddos, you can find her writing on her personal blog, Dreams To Do. Ariel is a lover of inspirational words, photography, coffee, reality TV, and of course, her family. You can connect with Ariel on Twitter and Facebook.

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