Welcome back to Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas!
Today I have a fab holiday-inspired DIY for you: DIY Wood Slice Photo Ornaments!
And, as you probably also know from previous posts here on IBC (like this one, this one, and this one), I’m all about incorporating personal photos into projects and décor. I especially like to do this around the holidays. It’s a great way to reflect on the year, remember special moments, and think about the people we hold dear.
This year I decided to make some photo ornaments using wood slices. Aren’t they fun?
A while back I spotted wood slices on eBay and bought them in hopes they would inspire some project down the road. Thankfully, they did. However, if you’re slightly handy, you can just cut wood slices from a tree branch.
Today I’m going to show you how to make these personalized ornaments.
Here’s what you will need:
Drill and drill bit
Let’s get crafting!
First, get your photographs. I recommend an at home photo printer to print them out, but any photo will do.
Next, cut the photos to fit your wood slices. I just eyeballed it, but you can use a pencil to trace a circle around your wood slice onto your photo as a guide for cutting.
Once your photo fits nicely on the wood disc, grab your Mod Podge.
Using a foam brush, apply a layer of Mod Podge on the disc.
Then, place your picture onto the wood disc.
Once you are happy with the placement, apply another layer of Mod Podge over the picture.
Allow the first layer of Mod Podge to dry; then give it another coat.
Once your second coat is dry, use your drill to make a hole near the top of your wood disk.
Then slide a piece of ribbon through the hole and tie it in a knot at the top of the ornament.
In no time at all, you’ll have a collection of personalized, homemade ornaments for your tree.
What I also love about this project is that these ornaments can double as gift tags.
Use the picture of the recipient for the photo and tie the finished ornament onto the package. You’ll quickly know who the gift is for, plus the recipient will then be able to use the tag as an ornament. Who doesn’t love a bonus gift.
Once you have all of the supplies gathered, this project is easy to do. The is also a fun project to involve the kids in. They could make ornaments for their friends or classmates.
I hope you enjoyed this little DIY. What holiday projects do you have planned?