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DIY Ornaments

Well it's the first Monday of the month which means I'll be linking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It and Angela at Hippo Hooray for Second.  I just love giving handmade ornaments as gifts. I use them for my student's families, co-workers, and even friends and family. I've been searching for some fun way to incorporate pictures and left over ornaments. Did you know I ALWAYS stock up on Christmas crafts when they are 75-90% off? Micheal's and Target have awesome deals the day after Christmas. Lucky, I had all the supplies on hand. My inspiration came from  here but I've seen them all over pinterest.

I really didn't follow any directions. First, I tried a wallet size photo and it was a hair too long so I snipped off a tiny bit. I also tried backing the photo with cardstock. I'm pretty sure the photos worked best by themselves  I'll be making one for each of my families. I used plastic ornaments. I found them last year at Michael's. What do you think?

Now I didn't stop there. I needed some cute crafts for the students. Since our class tree is decorated in pinks, purples, and lime green I just had to have these little cupcakes found here. I know the students will love these!

Here are the materials:
light pink or white ornaments
sprinkles (optional)
pom-poms for cherry
cupcake liners
hot glue
All I did was paint the ornaments to look like icing and while they were still wet, I sprinkled sprinkles and glitter. Next, I hot glued the ornaments to the liners and then glued cherry on top.

Doesn't get much easier than this! I promise.
I'll be back later this week for one more DIY ornament and some yummy cookies!
Can't wait to check out the other crafts! 


  1. You are so incredibly crafty!! I want a cupcake ornament!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  2. Thanks Stephanie! They were super easy. :)

  3. Love the cupcakes, they are super duper darling!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  4. Those cupcakes are too stinkin cute!!! Love them:) Thanks for linking up:)) Can't wait to see the cookies and other ornaments:) Be sure to link them up too!

    4th Grade Frolics

  5. Your cupcakes ornaments are absolutely adorable! They look so good my mouth is starting to water. I'm going to have to make a few of those for our tree!

    Elementary School Garden

  6. I L.O.V.E the cupcakes!!
    I'm having a holiday gifts linky party... You should link up with your photo ornaments! Here's the link: http://hippohoorayforsecondgrade.blogspot.com/2012/12/gifts-for-grown-ups-my-first-linky-party.html

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  7. Really adorable! I want them for my home!

  8. SOOOOO cute! My daughter and class will love these! She has a pink tree in her bedroom! Thanks for sharing!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching


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