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DIY Floating Picture Ornaments

Author My Farmhouse Table

Ingredients

  • Lightweight Photo Paper
  • Pen
  • Index Card with 1-3/4 inch circle
  • Index Card With 2-5/8 inch circle
  • Scissors
  • Grafix Clear .005 Acetate Film Paper
  • Gel Pen
  • Glue
  • Clear Glass Ornament
  • Pencil
  • Tweezers
  • Wire Cutters
  • 12 inch piece Tinsel Garland (for inside)
  • 10 inch piece Tinsel Garland (for loop)

Instructions

  1. Select and size pictures in Word so the main subject of the picture is approx 1 3/4 inch. (On a standard picture I aim to have the picture about 3 inches x 2 inches). Print the page on regular paper and use the index card stencil with the 1 3/4 inch circle to make sure that the subject of the photo fits correctly. Once all pictures are adjusted to the correct size, print onto a lightweight photo paper.

    DIY Floating Picture Ornaments DIY Christmas Ornaments DIY Christmas Crafts Clear Glass Ornaments Easy Picture Ornaments My Farmhouse Table
  2. Place the index card stencil with the 1 3/4 inch circle onto the picture. Move it around until what is shown in the circle is what you want to show in the ornament. Trace the stencil and then using scissors cut out the circle.

    DIY Floating Picture Ornaments DIY Christmas Ornaments DIY Christmas Crafts Clear Glass Ornaments Easy Picture Ornaments My Farmhouse Table
  3. Using a gel pen, add names, years, or other details to the photo. Let dry.

    DIY Floating Picture Ornaments DIY Christmas Ornaments DIY Christmas Crafts Clear Glass Ornaments Easy Picture Ornaments My Farmhouse Table
  4. Using the second index card stencil with the 2 5/8 inch circle, trace onto the Grafix Acetate Film, and then cut out the circle. (You can use a slightly damp paper towel to wipe off any leftover pen marks).

    DIY Floating Picture Ornaments DIY Christmas Ornaments DIY Christmas Crafts Clear Glass Ornaments Easy Picture Ornaments My Farmhouse Table
  5. On the back of the picture circle, add a small amount of glue. 

    DIY Floating Picture Ornaments DIY Christmas Ornaments DIY Christmas Crafts Clear Glass Ornaments Easy Picture Ornaments My Farmhouse Table
  6. Place picture onto Grafix circle. Press and smooth glue so all of the picture is secure.

    DIY Floating Picture Ornaments DIY Christmas Ornaments DIY Christmas Crafts Clear Glass Ornaments Easy Picture Ornaments My Farmhouse Table
  7. Roll paper around a pencil (picture facing inward toward the pencil). Place the pencil in the opening of the glass ornament and slide the picture inside. Remove the pencil.

    DIY Floating Picture Ornaments DIY Christmas Ornaments DIY Christmas Crafts Clear Glass Ornaments Easy Picture Ornaments My Farmhouse Table
  8. Use tweezers to position the photo in the glass ornament. Press the picture towards the front of the glass. 

    DIY Floating Picture Ornaments DIY Christmas Ornaments DIY Christmas Crafts Clear Glass Ornaments Easy Picture Ornaments My Farmhouse Table
  9. Gently thread the 12 inch piece of tinsel garland into the ornament, guiding it to circle behind the picture. 

    DIY Floating Picture Ornaments DIY Christmas Ornaments DIY Christmas Crafts Clear Glass Ornaments Easy Picture Ornaments My Farmhouse Table
  10. Allow the glue in the ornament to dry before replacing the top of the ornament. Add the 10 inch piece of tinsel garland to the ornament top to make a loop to hang on the tree.

    DIY Floating Picture Ornaments DIY Christmas Ornaments DIY Christmas Crafts Clear Glass Ornaments Easy Picture Ornaments My Farmhouse Table