I make my kids an ornament every year. When I look at my parents tree every year…I always find the homemade ones first. I love the one of me in First grade—no teeth–and misspelled words in all ! These are the traditions and “artifacts” of a family—where we have been and where we came from. And every year—when we get all our Christmas ornaments out to decorate our tree, it is those homemade ornaments that we laugh at every year—the bring an instant smile.
This year—I did one of these little Time Capsule ornaments.
All you need is
Plastic clear ornament
picture printed on computer paper
Small piece of ribbon (I used my son’s favorite color)
I cut my scrapbook paper so that I could run it through my printer.
I came up with some things that happened this past year for my son. Example: his teacher, his best friend, favorite sports team, vacations we took, what he did for his birthday, etc….
I printed them on the scrap paper (on the white side) and cut them into strips. (I used Century Gothic font size 16) You don’t want the strip to be too long—or it won’t fit in the ornament.
Gently take off the top of the ornament by squeezing the metal prongs. Cut up the strips of paper and slip them into the ornament.
Replace the top of the ornament.
Cut out your picture and use modge podge on the back. Adhere it to the ornament.
Brush a layer of Modge Podge on the top of the picture. Smooth out picture with your fingers. After that drys–brush on another coat and let dry. It’s ok if it is a little bubbly–it’s homemade!! Love that!
Time for me to make Emily’s!
How fun to look back on these;)
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