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Family Picture Ornament

by on Dec 22nd, 2010

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First of all, I’m really not sure what to call this! My partner and I saw an ornament via the internet where in they used a hanger and hung other stars below. We liked the idea but decided to try something else. So instead of a simple wrapped up hanger, we decided to make a frame using tinsel.

*Note: This is a 2 to 3 day activity. Let the child do each part per day. It would be tiring to finish them all in just one day.

What you will need:

  • Tinsel
  • Colored Cardboard
  • Family picture
  • Sequins
  • Cellophane (optional)
  • Green and other Colored Construction paper
  • Yarn
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Merry Christmas print out


  1. Cut out the cardboard to just the right size as the photo. Remember to leave space for the tinsel/frame
  2. Measure the tinsel around the frame and trim it down to the right length
  3. Cut out strips of green paper for the mini tree. 4 strips, each strip longer than the other. The longest strip will be used for the base.
  4. Cut out a star.
  5. Optional: Cut out a hole in the center of the star and cut out cellophane that will later on cover this hole.
  6. Print out a Merry Christmas text



Glue the strips together to make a tree and glue some sequins to decorate it


Glue the cellophane on the star and sequins around the star.


Glue the picture to the center of the cardboard

Glue tinsel around the cardboard. Press hard so it will stick.


Punch holes on the frame and tiny ornaments. Use a piece of yarn of thread to tie them together.

I wasn’t able to take too many pictures this time around, but hope the finished product says it all.

Happy Holidays everyone!


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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