Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ornament Frame

Passing Notes Today:  Mrs. Williams

Hey ladies,

The first Christmas that my husband and I were married, my good friend gave us an ornament frame with a picture of my husband and I at our wedding.  It was such a sweet gift.  However, the year she gave it to me I had no idea it would spark an ornament tradition that we have carried on with as our family has grown through the years.  You see, since her first photo ornament, I have been adding a photo ornament of the boys or our family each year.  Now, as we decorate, I always look forward to finding the picture ornaments, so that I can smile and remember and feel so thankful for each of our years together.  Knowing that I was going to add another picture ornament to the tree this year, I attempted to make our own picture ornament.

First, I started with a small place setting frame from the Dollar Tree.

Then, I pulled out the red and green buttons that my boys helped me sort by colors this summer.  (Sorting buttons...a great way to occupy rowdy boys.)

Once my hot glue gun was warmed up I got gluing.  I ended up sticking to green buttons only.

So that it could hang on the tree, I glued a ribbon loop to the side.

Here's the ornament right before it got its finishing touch...

And now, our 2012 ornament is complete...

Happy decorating, 

Mrs. Kelly Comment:  This might be what I needed to occupy our children while I scramble relax and finish up the holiday prep.  I always go to the dollar store for my wrapping paper anyway!  Love the finished product.

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