Determined to make my holiday sparkle, I decided to tackle some DIY holiday photo ornaments this year.
I looked on Pinterest.
So, so many ideas.
But, as someone who can’t accurately follow a set of directions to save her life likes to forge her own path, I decided that I could eyeball a few samples without actually looking through the tutorials, and then come up with my own design.
Like, sort of.
I was dying to get my hands on the sparkly version of Mod Podge so I snagged myself some of that, along with a circle punch (scissors are NOT my friends), some decorative paper, and a roll of festive holiday ribbon from the sale section. I came home and added that to my stack of photos from the previous year and went to work on making my holiday magic.
Only, not really.
I’ve discovered that the reason I don’t like to craft is because I don’t like to get my hands dirty. And also, nothing I try to make actually comes out the way I imagined it would in my head. Or how it looked in all of the pretty little pictures all over Pinterest.
All of that time and mess to be rewarded with humdrum holiday ornaments that I’m hanging on my mini tree solely because they set me back $30 and 3 hours to create…
These are NOT $10 ornaments, no matter who made them.
So, in an effort to not let all of this sparkle go to waste redeem myself I decided to make myself a holiday photo card display.
It’s not going to become a Pinterest sensation or anything, but I think it’s going to become a permanent part of our holiday décor.
The base is cardboard covered with strips of old magazines and outlined in ribbon.
Then, I covered that with our holiday photo cards from years past.
And sparkle. Plenty of shiny, holiday sparkle!
As the cards come in each season I just stick them on using mini clothes pins.
Easy-peasy, and adorable too!