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Take A Festive Walk Down Memory Lane

This holiday season take a festive trip down memory lane and let your senior loved ones know how much you love them and are thinking about them. Here is an easy 10 minute craft you can do with your family that will mean the world to them!

Supplies

  • Round distressed wood ornaments
  • Twine
  • Matte Mod Podge
  • Foam Brushes
  • Scissors
  • Printed Photos
  • Hole Punch
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The first thing to start with is choosing the photos you will use for your ornaments. 

You can crop the photos into circles using a photo editing program and chose to add some simple text telling where and when the photos were taken. You can do it online using PicMonkey’s free text editor.

Print your photos at home or at your local photo lab.

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Purchase distressed round disc ornaments. If you can’t find these at your local Michaels craft store, I did find these wood ornaments that you could paint white and distress yourself.

Cut out your circular photos and punch a small hole at the top in line with where the hole is on the ornaments. I used a sharpie to mark this.

Now apply a generous layer of Mod Podge to the top of the wood ornament. You’ll need to work quickly here, making sure your mod podge coats the surface of the ornament entirely and that you have an even layer.

Next apply a quick layer of mod lodge to the back of your photo. Place the photo on the wood ornament making sure it’s centered. Apply a final layer of mod podge on top of the photo to seal it. Make sure you apply this layer evenly and that your brush strokes and even and are all going in the same direction.

Once the mod podge is completely dry thread a length of twine through the hole at the top of the ornament and tie in a knot. Now hang them on your tree and enjoy looking at some of your favorite photo memories throughout the Christmas season.

 Source: Simple As That Blog

Source: Simple As That Blog

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