A sentimental keepsake photo ornament is my favourite decoration to pull from the box each Christmas. Photos of the years gone by bringing back such wonderful memories.
Welcome to Seasonal Simplicity hosted by The Happy Housie, scroll all the way to the bottom for over 20 ornament ideas from my crafty friends!
Each year I like to choose a few special memories to create into a photo ornament. Find tutorials for these glass photo bulbs and these canvas photo transfer ornaments that I have made in the past.
These 365+ cork coasters are perfect to create a keepsake ornament. I knew exactly what my photo ornament was going to look like when I found these at IKEA! I love a good IKEA hack!
Watch this quick video to learn how to make a easy photo ornament
The best part about these ornaments is that anyone can make them, no special tools required!
Supplies to make a IKEA cork coaster photo ornament:
- IKEA 365+Coaster
- hot glue
- double sided tape
- decorations (optional)
- drill (optional)
How to Make a Keepsake Photo Ornament
- Find a glass that will fit snug inside the coaster.
- Drill or poke two small holes for a string for hanging in one side of the coaster.
- Use the drinking glass to trace a circle around the portion of the photo you wish to have in the ornament.
- Cut out the photo, and put double sided tape on the back.
- Stick the photo on the inside of the coaster.
- Decorate! Simply add a bow or use pieces of a wreath picks to make a decorative edge!
Get those sweet photos off your phone and onto the tree! For less than $2 each to make you can make one for every person on your list!
Add fun trinkets and bells for the kid at heart, glitz and glam or traditional colors to suit any Christmas decor style!
Today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series. We’re all sharing our DIY Christmas Ornament ideas with you today! Be sure to check out these fabulous ideas by clicking on the links below each image.
Simple DIY Wood Bead Ornaments at The Happy Housie
Rustic No-Sew Mitten Ornaments at Home Made Lovely
Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments at Clean & Scentsible
DIY Salt Dough Ornaments at Jennifer Maune
Anthropologie Inspired Vined Monogram Ornament at Craftberry Bush
DIY Stamped Christmas Ornament made with Clay at The DIY Mommy
Ikea Hack Keepsake Photo Ornament at Fynes Designs
How to Make a Gingerbread House Ornament at My Sweet Savannah
Baking Soda Scandinavian Painted Ornaments at Tatertots and Jello
DIY Leopard Print Christmas Ornaments at Love Create Celebrate
Easy DIY Christmas Sleigh Ornaments at A Pretty Life
DIY Stone Christmas Ornaments at Cherished Bliss
DIY Nordic Christmas Ornaments at This is Simplicite
Gingerbread Salt Dough Ornaments at Modern Glam
DIY Snowflake Ornaments at The Handmade Home
DIY Anthropologie Inspired Felt Letter Ornament at Zevy Joy
DIY Chicken Christmas Ornaments at Dans le Lakehouse
DIY Wood Finial Ornament at The Turquoise Home
Boho Orange Slice Ornament at Cassie Bustamante
DIY Star Garland at Life is a Party
Coach Gift Christmas Ornaments at Just a Girl & Her Blog
Upcycled Pine Cone Ornament at She Gave it a Go
Have you made a photo ornament before? Let me know in a comment below!
Such a great idea Virginia! I wish I would have started this when my kids were babies!
Cassie Bustamante says
these are so cute- i love the pom pom one!
I just love how nostalgic these are. Adorable.
Sarah @ The DIY Mommy says
What a beautiful idea! These really are something special to cherish for years to come.