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Of all the ornaments in our collection, our very favorite are the ones that have been handmade.
Beyond being a fun way to celebrate the season with a holiday craft, a DIY ornament is a memento you’ll treasure for years to come.
Hanging kid-made snapshots of our family on our tree always brings a smile to my face, and photo ornaments create an especially cherished snapshot of a moment in time.
Here are a few of our favorite ideas for creating your own DIY photo ornaments this year. Click on each link provided to take you to the tutorial. 
1. Popsicle sticks and Pom Poms are all you need to make a whole set of Craft Stick Christmas Tree Photo Ornaments to brighten up your tree this year! (from hello, Wonderful)
2. This DIY Button Photo Wreath Ornament is a fun colorful (and upcycled!) craft for kids to make. Wouldn’t this be a sweet gift for relatives or teachers too? (from hello, Wonderful) 
3. Let your imaginations run wild this seasons with DIY Unicorn Mermaid Dinosaur Photo Ornament – template included! (from hello, Wonderful)
4. Show off your kids as the main reindeer this year in these sweet Rudolph Reindeer Photo Ornaments (from hello, Wonderful)
5. These adorable Photo Snow Globes featuring your kids will brighten up Christmas (from The Best Ideas for Kids)
6. How cute are these Christmas List Photo Ornaments, an adorable way to remember the “must-haves” from your children’s holiday wishlists. (from Positively Splendid)
7. A Washi Tape Photo Ornament is a quick way to DIY a lovely ornament in a flash, and kids will have fun combing their favorite colors and patterns. (from No Biggie)
8. These Pom Pom Christmas Photo Ornaments use wreaths and stars to frame for your kids’ pictures – and are perfectly sized to use up extra wallet-sized school photos! (from One Little Project)
9. Bring on the glitter for this glitzy Lollipop Photo Ornament – a craft that uses simple supplies and is one kids are sure to love making! (from I Heart Arts ‘n Crafts)
10. Add some festive lights around these cute Christmas Photo Ornaments (from I Heart Crafty Things)

11. Does your holiday decorating style lean a bit more towards vintage?  Celebrate your rustic side and try a new technique with some Photo Transfer Ornaments! (from Tater Tots and Jello)

12. These darling Popsicle Stick Sled Ornaments are a twist on the classic painted popsicle stick sled kids craft we used to make in school. (from The Craft Patch)
Love making ornaments, but don’t have a place to hang them? There are so many fun alternatives if you don’t have room for a tree – like this cute washi tape wall tree, or this super cool DIY cardboard conifer!

Check out more fun Christmas Holiday Arts and Crafts for Kids!

Riboon Keepsake Ornament 

Bonus: I know this isn’t a photo craft per se but my son’s preschool did it and it’s too cute not to share! You could easily glue a photo on the back to remember the specific year and age too!

Ribbon Keepsake Ornament


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