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Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 29-Photo Memory Block Ornament

 I love the idea of making our trees about our families.
The holidays are such a fantastic time to just remember. To remember fun times shared and loved ones we've spent time with, exciting things that have happened, and the "BIG" moments in life.
 
I think this may be my favorite ornament I've made in the past month because it will help me to remember this past year. Beautiful pictures of my beautiful girls.
 


 
I used 3 square blocks. I cut a 2x2 to square {my blocks are 1.5x1.5}
You can buy pre-cut squares in the wood crafts section of your local craft store.
 
Drill a hole through the center of each block.
 
Sand and Paint your blocks.
 
Prep your pictures.
You have 12 squares to fill, I used 11 pictures and one text box
 with my girl's names and the year. I jumped onto Picnik and uploaded and edited my pictures.
Pictures need to be between 1 and 1.5 inches square. 
Print and cut them out.
 
 Mod Podge your picture to the sides of the blocks only.
 
Double a long length of ribbon {I used two ribbons about 25 inches long each}
 and thread it through the bottom block. Tie a knot above and below that block. Be sure to leave enough ribbon hanging from the bottom to form a tassel of sorts.
Add the middle block and tie another knot above it, add the top block and tie one final knot.
 
Cut the remaining top loop to make to tails. With additional ribbon make a 5 loop bow. Center the bow on the top knot. Tie it down with the two long tails.
 
Tie a knot into the tails to form a hanger and you're done.
 
Beautiful, and personal. Wouldn't this make a great gift for grandparents or far away family?
I'm going to have to make a few more...
 
Happy Crafting!
*As I believe my kiddos are amazing and can't wait to add this to my tree, I won't make you add them to yours! The give away winner will receive this ornament in kit form to add your own photos to.**

41 comments:

Erin said...

Fantastic idea Wendy!!!

I have blocks with pictures I display year round....but I love creating an 'annual ornament' like this!

Julie said...

Love this! what a great way to showcase the year's favorite photos!

Joslyn said...

Adorable. Purely adorable.

Aubrie said...

love this!

Stef said...

I have got to make one of these!! Fantastic idea, as always ;)
Stef
www.itsallinmyheadstefsblog.blogspot.com

Natalie Rose said...

Fantastic! I'm going to have to put this on my list of "to do's".

Cass_wilson said...

what a great idea!

scrappinlil said...

OMG...these are so cool....I might have to give them a try...if you don't mind. thanks for the description. I am a follower on pinterest. TFS

Cherished Bliss said...

I love love love the photo memory block ornament!! They are all so cute!

Amanda said...

I apologize for the dumb question but....
Did you print your pictures on photo paper or regular paper? Thanks!

FlyingPurpleHippos.com said...

Cute idea! I saw this on Pinterest.

Mejia Mamma said...

Hi there! Saw this post via Pinterest...just wanted to let you know I made these block ornaments (except only 1 block) for some family/friends for the holidays and they LOVED them...I linked up to your pin as well:

http://mejiamamma.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-crafting-homemade-gifts.html

Thanks, such a great idea!

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LeannaH said...

How do you print two inch pictures?

totschooltotallyawesome said...

What an amazing idea! Pinning it, thanks for sharing!

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