Easy Photo Ornament

Make fun and easy tree ornaments or gift tags.

Inspiration struck as we were decorating our tree while trying to fill one of those Hallmark ornament frames with a picture.  I went looking for a photo to put in the frame to commemorate the year when I came across the perfect sized photo taken in a photo booth at a wedding we attended earlier in the year.  By the time I came back with the photo, my oldest had taken it upon herself to draw our family for the photo frame.  Okay.  This is where inspiration hit. Homemade photo Christmas ornaments or gift tags.

I loved the fun photos we’d taken at the wedding.  I wanted them on the tree! So, we made it happen.

This is how you can preserve your photos or make fun gift tags with extra photos lying around the house in less than 20 minutes:

You’ll need a hole punch, a laminator (or heavy clear tape) and string/ribbon.

Make fun, cute and easy ornaments or gift tags.
  1. Cut out the photos. Some cut outs I did as outlines, some I cut in hearts, some just squares.
  2. Have your kiddo write the year on the back of all of the photos.
  3. Laminate the photos, cut out.
  4. Punch holes in the laminated photos.
  5. Add cute string/ribbon and hang them on the tree!  


 Getting laminated.

Getting laminated.

 Finished in minutes.

Finished in minutes.

While I was doing this, I thought of some free pictures I ordered from Shutterfly that I didn’t know what to do with, so I took some of those out, cut them in shapes and laminated those too. We also had family over for so I gave each of them an “ornament” for their trees at home.

 On the tree they went.

On the tree they went.

Make fun, cute and easy photo ornaments or gift tags.
Make cute, fun and easy photo ornaments or gift tags.

What are your fun homemade Christmas ornament ideas?  I’d love to hear about them.  Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. Thank you, as always, for reading.

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I'm a part-time work from home, full time stay at home mom to two daughters and an Australian Labradoodle puppy. We are enjoying our last year before big girl school, playing with friends, swapping childcare to get the job done and getting crafty when we can fit it in. We live together in a wonderful community that we are truly thankful for and proud to be a part of. It takes a village and this is ours.