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Picture-Frame Ornaments

Ornaments with photos of your friends and family are a great way to decorate your Christmas tree.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2006


Dresden embellishments available from D. Blumchen & Company.


  • Photographs

  • Heavy-duty (80-pound) card stock

  • Pencil

  • Scissors or utility knife

  • Hole punch

  • White glue

  • Glitter

  • Wax paper

  • Dresden embellishment


  1. Download and print ornament templates.

  2. Trace template shapes onto heavy-duty card stock.

  3. Cut out two identical shapes.

  4. Punch both ornament shapes at top.

  5. Apply diluted white glue solution (2 parts glue to 1 part water) to surfaces of both shapes.

  6. Apply glitter to glue.

  7. Set aside to dry; cover with a sheet of wax paper and weigh down with a heavy book to keep from curling.

  8. Using a utility knife, cut an X into the center of the ornament.

  9. Use a pencil to curl back points, creating a square opening.

  10. Glue photo to unglittered side of flat shape.

  11. Glue both halves together, sandwiching photo.

  12. Thread ribbon through hole and glue on Dresden embellishment.


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