Straightforward DIY Acrylic Picture Ornaments to Protect Reminiscences | Thrifty Decor Chick

How one can make simple DIY acrylic photograph ornaments to your tree or decor. 

These candy acrylic ornaments had been so simple to make, and so they remind of us of a few of our favourite reminiscences from this 12 months. 

We’ll have them to look again at for years!

I LOVE including sentimental ornaments to the tree yearly. I all the time buy one for our son and that marks one thing he loves at that age. 

This 12 months his was churro decoration — his favourite deal with once we’re at Disney.  😂 (He is beloved them since our first journey, and now he is 16!)

If you happen to’ve been studying right here for a very long time,  you would possibly bear in mind the thin photograph Christmas tree I put up in our bed room almost ten years in the past: 

I’ve since added these pictures to our photograph albums, and I wished to create some totally different ornaments that might maintain up over time. 

I discovered these flat, round acrylic ornaments within the vacation craft part at Passion Foyer a couple of weeks in the past and knew I may do one thing enjoyable with them!: 
round acrylic ornaments

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I had a plan in thoughts that modified up a bit through the course of, however general this was nonetheless an easy Christmas craft!

A good X-acto knife is all the time good to have for most of these tasks! It makes all the pieces a lot simpler. I had to make use of it to get even get the protecting coating off the acrylic: 
flat acrylic ornaments

At first I believed they’d be that softer matte end. They’re really very clear and glossy. 

I printed off some pictures from my cellphone to the scale I wanted (these are 3.5 inches) and began to determine the best way to adhere the paper to the ornaments. 

My first strive was unsuccessful: 

spray adhesive on acrylic

I attempted utilizing a sprig adhesive on the pictures first, however as you’ll be able to see, you see all the little spray marks. 

No worries! I peeled off the paper and washed these off to make use of once more. 

The reply was my good previous trusty Mod Podge. These things is nice! It’s going to look cloudy if you apply it: 
mod podge on acrylic

However dries good and clear. It additionally acts as a protecting coat if you’re executed. 

I used just a little an excessive amount of for the primary few: 

mod podge acrylic ornaments

However they turned out positive!

Gently flip your decoration over — it could be lumpy like this: 

lumpy paper mod podge

You need to use your fingers to therapeutic massage the bubbles out, however I discover {that a} flat edge works greatest.

I used our pan scraper from the sink: 

smoothing wavy mod podge

The paper is simply primary printer paper, nevertheless it held up effectively! Simply take your time. 

I attempted including the glue to the paper (as a substitute of the acrylic), nevertheless it triggered the printer ink to unfold everywhere in the photograph. 

These things dries fairly fast. I checked on them as they had been drying and continued to clean out the again right here and there. 

After they had been fully dry, I used my X-acto knife to chop the surplus paper off across the decoration: 

trimming paper with xacto knife

After which added a coat of the Mod Podge to the again to guard it: 

shiny mod podge

The extra coats, the extra it’ll cowl the paper. 

I used to be going to hold these on considered one of our Christmas timber, however had a cuter concept in thoughts!

As a substitute, I hung them with actually small nails onto the “branches” of my chalkboard evergreen timber in our massive mud room chalkboard: 
easy chalkboard trees

So cute!! It is a enjoyable little show that exhibits off a few of our current household reminiscences. 

It is onerous to get an in depth up of them as a result of they replicate all the pieces (they’d look so nice on a tree with lights!), however you’ll be able to see how clear the acrylic is: 

Nutter dog

I really like that our family and friends will be capable of verify them out after they come on this door: 

chalkboard with trees and ornaments

And now I wish to add extra, however in smaller sizes as effectively. 

These would make a enjoyable little reward for shut household and buddies — possibly as a substitute of Christmas playing cards? I simply love that concept!

At first I used to be going make these with black and white pictures, however I am glad I went with colour as a substitute. You can do a sepia tone like I did years in the past too. 

What a enjoyable approach to look again on the 12 months:

huge black to do chalkboard

I’ve 16 ornaments (I’ve extra to make) for $5 since I had the opposite objects in my craft provides. Even when it’s important to purchase the glue and cutter, you may be on this for lower than $15 for all these ornaments. 

This might be an amazing craft to do with buddies or household as effectively. Even the youngsters may get in on the gluing half…when you do not thoughts the mess. 😉 

Have you ever ever made photograph ornaments to your tree? I would love to listen to how you have executed it!