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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sentimental ornaments!

That's right, I made something once again in the craft family, don't be jealous, you can too! I saw out here in blog land a party that I wanted to join in.  Seeing I am getting confident enough, I thought I would.
Fireflies and Jellybeans is hosting. Beth from the stories of A to Z is the guest judge.  While Beth has it all over me, I will say I have learned a thing or two from her. So thanks Beth for inspiring, Keep on keeping there girl!   The featured item is clothes pins.
  Of course it was easy, why else would I do it?  This one I came up with on my own, no copying from anyone or anywhere...however, I am sure this is not the first time done.

Had some recent fabulous family photos, that I thought I would make into some ornaments for the tree. Here is the short self explanatory tutorial, and the end result.  I just love seeing my family on the tree. I still have some more to make.
I bought some holiday cards from the Dollar tree (2 for a dollar) then I scanned my photos on my scanner at home

Modge podge, I have not used this in a while

Cut the card with my craft scissors, and modged podged the picture on the card.

Cut some nice words from the card itself and embellished my ornament

And there you have it on the tree. I love it! And look, there is a CLOTHES pin to attach it to the tree! I kept mine original, I could have made in glitter but there is enough bling going on.

This one I made look a bit old and worn

And I just love this pic of my Mom and I. What a fun, cheap and easy project. I will have for a life time!
Thanks for all the hosts that I will be joining this week. I do have to go finish my Christmas cards and shopping.
Joining my Uncommon slice of suburbia 
Flamingo toes ornament party
Centsational girl 

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Blogger Erin said...

You go on with your bad self!!! I love this idea, and have never seen THIS done before!!!!Great job lady!

December 6, 2010 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

These are darling! Mind if I give it a try?!


December 6, 2010 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Oh no! Here we go! She's got the modge podge out again. LOL! Seriously, those are wonderful! I would give it a try if I wasn't needing to finish up my crafty wreaths. I like the one of you and your Mom too, yall are both so pretty and sooo photogenic. Great job!

December 6, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

What a clever idea! Your photos are darling shots. They will add lots of joy to your tree. ~ sarah
Thanks for following along! ;-)

December 6, 2010 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Love this idea....very cute!! Your pictures are adorable! ~Liz

December 6, 2010 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are great Debbie. You are getting quite crafty my friend.

December 6, 2010 at 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They turned out great, what a great idea as well. Better than all my little ornaments filled with a face of my family:)

December 6, 2010 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Nice to see the Podge in play. What a fun idea. I had missed the Podge while you were away on "mental break". I knew the Podge would get the best of you.

Podge on,
Hey...what about Podging the whole tree... now there's a Podging idea...

I think I need to wake up more from my wee-little nap before commenting anymore.


December 6, 2010 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Debbie...

Girlfriend, I love your pretty Christmas photos on the tree..what a great idea! You did a beautiful job...sooo fun and festive! Thanks for sharing the always inspire, my friend!

Warmest Christmas wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

December 6, 2010 at 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, I'm lovin this project also! The photos are wonderful and love them on the tree!

December 6, 2010 at 5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it!! I love family photographs all around and each time you showcase a part of your home, I'm just scanning your posts looking for your large picture-frames. :) Very warm and fun!!

I love that picture of Jack!

December 6, 2010 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

Those are cute. Isn't Mod Podge amazing.

December 6, 2010 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your family!!!

December 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Too perfect and a great idea with the clothespins!

December 6, 2010 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Too cute! I bought some Modge Podge awhile back, but haven't opened it. Would you believe I've never made anything with Modge Podge???

December 6, 2010 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

These turned out awesome and look Great on your tree. I have lots of ornament 'frames' on my tree that I've collected for Years!! Your's are much better because they are bigger & more creative for sure!! Love this! Thanks for sharing!!! I'm hoping to get some good family photoes in a couple of weeks when all the boys are Home!!!! :-)

December 6, 2010 at 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kind of, easy, and cute ;o)

December 6, 2010 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

Love this idea. Great project.

December 6, 2010 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

This really is a super idea! Who doesn't love an easy craft, especially one that adds something so special to your tree? Nice job, Debbie!

December 6, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

You clever girl. Love the one of you and your mom.

December 6, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I love that idea! Cute cute!

December 6, 2010 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is SUCH a charming idea and such a fun keepsake for each Christmas! Very creative!

December 6, 2010 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Great idea Debbie, they look great. Love the one of you and your mom and the old worn look.

December 6, 2010 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger MJ said...

Okay now Crafting Mama.....great idea! Love your use of family photos in your projects!

December 6, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

oh so neat! You are really very creative, Debbie.They turned out so pretty on the tree.....Christine

December 6, 2010 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

This is so great Debbie! I was just thinkin' about doing something with the pile of clothes pins that I had laying around! Thanks for the inspiration :D

December 7, 2010 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I love the one of you and your mom! Sweet!
Hey, the last time I was here you were stepping back from blogging!, for so many reasons! I can last about a week with that one, like chocolate! :)

December 7, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger linda said...

OMGosh I love this Deb i want some for my tree please .Now iam on the tree to this is the best idea yet you could even do one as christmas card and send to people to put on there tree you could punch a hole on the corner with a ribbon and everyone would have one for their tree great job

December 7, 2010 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Adorable idea. What a way to make your tree even more personal. I see so many ides for modge podge that I'm going to buy a jar tomorrow. Thanks for showing us how!

December 7, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

These are really sweet and so personal!!
Thanks so much for linking up to the Ornament Party!!

December 7, 2010 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Traci said...

I've never seen this. It turned out great!! Thanks for visiting & following me. I'm following you now!!

December 7, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Hey! I could even do this one! :-) What a great idea Debbie and it looks just perfect on your tree!
Love it!

December 7, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I always knew you were going to make these holidays special for us. So, what do you have up your sleeve next......mmmmmmm... wondering.

December 7, 2010 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Oh you broke out the good ole Mod Podge! Mine has been slowly fermenting in a cupboard. I think I burned myself out for a while there but you've inspired me to go and rescue it!! Your decorations are awesome!

December 7, 2010 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Kelle Dame said...

I love these ornaments! I love seeing pictures on a tree! I might just give this a try :)

December 8, 2010 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a great way to display photos! Love the idea of using clothespins to hang them.

December 8, 2010 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Very cute girl and thanks for the shout out :)!

December 10, 2010 at 8:17 AM  

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