Saturday, November 23, 2013
Christmas Ornament Craft!!!
Today I was thinking of ways to save money on gifts and I managed to put together TEN gifts for less than THIRTY DOLLARS!
So here is the process. I purchased some small wood pieces from the arts and crafts store. They looked like this:
I got square ones and circular ones.
I took some fine grit sand paper and sanded them a bit. Then, I got out some green acrylic craft paint and painted two coats on each wood piece. I had to do the backs first and then the fronts with drying time in between.
Once they were dry, I printed some family photos out to go on the front. I had to measure them, using the ruler function on the word processing program. I measured them at 3 inches. I had to make the circle ones a little smaller than the square ones.
I used mod podge to affix the pictures to the wood pieces.
I painted a coat of mod podge on the sides and underneath each photo and then a coat atop each photo.
Once they were dry, I took some ribbon and made a loop with it and stuck some labels I printed on my laser printer.
Then I used a little 3" length of white packing tape to secure the ribbon onto the wood pieces.
This is the finished product...