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*NUO* Family Frame Ornament

Family Portrait Christmas Ornaments

Hi friends! My name is Janette, and I blog over at The Johanson Journey.  Today I am sharing my personalized Family Frame Ornament as one of my favorites for the No Ugly Ornament Series!  This year, my Christmas Theme is centered around vintage music paper.  So I decided to incorporate that element into my Ornament. 

The Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament FINALE
Let me show you the supplies I used and the steps I took to make this cute ornament! 
*Red & White Bakers Twine
*Krylon Glitter Spray Paint
*Modge Podge Matte
*Red Acyrlic Paint
*Music Print Washi Tape
*Small cardboard gift box
*foam brush
*Poking tool {no idea what its really called}
*Scissors {not shown} 

The Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament-Supplies 
1st step:  I bought these boxes at Hobby Lobby that already had the top of the box cut out, but you can certainly cut your own top and create your frame as big as you need it.  

The Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament-FRAME 
2nd Step: I cut my picture to fit in the opening of the box top and used double-sided tape to hold it in place.  The precut box from Hobby Lobby comes with the backing precut to fit in the top of the box, but you can easily cut a piece of cardboard or paper to fit for holding your picture. 

The Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament-pic-frame 
3rd Step: Using the poking tool, create a hole on the top of your frame box top. 

The Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament-HOLE 
4th Step: Lay your washi tape on the top face of your frame and use the scissors to cut off the excess.

The Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament-WASHIThe Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament-WASHI CUT 
5th Step: Paint your edges with your desired paint color; in my case, I used red to match my d├ęcor. I used the very edge of my brush to paint carefully and used just a little to keep it from running over. 

The Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament-painted edgeThe Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament-painted edge 2 
6th step: I don’t think any project is complete without a layer of Modge Podge.  In this case, I used a Matte style and just wanted the extra security that everything was sealed up. 

The Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament-Modgepodge seal 
7th step: Once everything has dried, I generously sprayed my glitter spray on the sides and top of my frame. 

The Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament-krylon glitterThe Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament-glitter 2 
8th Step: Use your twine to thread through your hole on the top of your frame and knot it on both sides, including on the top to create your loop for your ornament. I also added the picture insert during this stage, so the box opening is no longer visible.

The Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament-loop2The Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament-loop 
I wish I could show this already on our tree, but we get a live tree, and they haven’t come out yet.  I know it will be perfect for our theme and tree this year! 

The Johanson Journey Family Frame Ornament FINALE 

Thank you, Erin, for including me in your NUO series!  

Happy Holidays everyone!

Erin Sipes
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  1. Very cute!! I love ornaments with pictures of the kids : ) Such a great reminder!

  2. That is a super cute ornament Janette.

  3. Washi tape, now why am I not surprised?

  4. Love, love, love this ornament!!! I totally want to do this:) Super cute....

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