12/20/11

sentimental ornaments

We had so much fun doing Christmas stuff this weekend. We made a gingerbread house, watched Frosty, and even made some ornaments for the grandparents.

I knew I wanted to make a keepsake type of ornament. I am pretty sure my mom and grandmas would much rather receive something made by Sawyer than something bought from a store. But making something just wasn't enough - I wanted to add in a picture of their sweet grandson along with it.


There is no tutorial needed for these. I bought a 5 page chipboard album in the $1 section at Michaels. It's precut, thick cardboard and already has a hole punched to string a ribbon. One dollar for five ornaments? I'll take it. 

Then I got out some white paint and let Sawyer work while I took pictures. After they dried, he decorated them with snowflake stickers (or in his words, "seekos"). 

That's where I took over. I printed the picture of him painting the ornament and traced the tree shape onto the picture. Cut out, glue down, and add a ribbon for a hanger. I also added the date at the top. 

An ornament, a picture, a 2 year old's masterpiece. Perfect!

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5 comments:

  1. Absolutely fabulous! Thanks for sharing. They are PERFECT!

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  2. my kind of ornaments! I almost bought the same trees! :)

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  3. my kind of ornaments! I almost bought the same trees! :)

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  4. These are beautiful! I can't wait to try this next year!

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  5. Awesome idea!!!! :)

    Meg K.
    mme622@yahoo.com

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