Creating Photo Ornaments

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Hi there!!! I posted an IG story over the weekend about my class ornaments and I received tons of requests for detailed directions. I'm a total visual learner and I know that watching me do it all might be more helpful than reading the steps. This is how they look when they are done:


Before you begin watching, please note that I took pictures of my kids using a Snapchat filter. That is how I got the reindeer ears on there. Second, I worked a 13 hour day today and I sincerely hope that all my directions were clear...but it's been a long day (Christmas show at school). Please let me know if you need clarification on any of these steps. 

I used clear shatterproof ornaments from Hobby Lobby that measure 3.15 inches in diameter. Anything over 3 inches is super easy to work with. Depending on the size ornaments that you buy, you will have to resize the circles so that they fit. Just play with a sample until you get the sizing just right. 

Part 1

Part 2

Tips: 

  • Use regular paper instead of photo paper. Regular paper will uncurl better inside the ornament.
  • Use shatterproof ornaments. This will ensure that all your kids go home with their gift intact! 
  • Take the pictures against a pure white surface. I like to use my whiteboard. This will make the background removal so much easier! 

This is my go to gift every year! The kids and parents LOVE them so much!

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