DIY Crafts · Gift Idea · Holiday

DIY Mod Podge Photo Ornament


This do-it-yourself project is inexpensive, requires only a few basic materials, and is easy enough for the beginner crafter. Just use your leftover school, holiday, or Santa photo prints to create a keepsake ornament!

Get creative with your ornament shape, color combinations, and decorations to make it your own… and whatever you do, don’t forget to make a few extra for Grandma and Grandpa this holiday season!

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(5 Inch) Heart Shaped Wooden Ornament, With Hook

Acrylic Paint in Metallic Gold

Sponge Paint Brush

Wallet Sized Photo Print

Mod Podge

Loose Crafting Glitter in Blue

Tacky Glue

Decorative Embellishment Ribbon in Blue



  1. Paint 2 coats of metallic gold on both sides of ornament. Allow to dry.
  2. Using your sponge brush, apply a thin layer of mod podge to the front center of the ornament and the back of your photo print. Press your photo down, using your fingers to smooth out any bubbles. Take special care smoothing around the edges. Allow to dry.
  3. Apply another thin layer of mod podge over the top of your photo print, brushing over the edges slightly. Allow to dry.
  4. Apply tacky glue all around the photo print in the shape of a square. Working quickly, sprinkle your loose glitter generously all over the wet glue. Press down gently to secure. Allow to dry.
  5. Cut and tie decorative embellishment ribbon to your hook.

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Creatively Yours,
Lindsay ❤


5 thoughts on “DIY Mod Podge Photo Ornament

  1. Pingback: 10 DIY Gift Ideas
    1. Hi Nancy, thanks for stopping by. I have seen mod podge notecard tutorials on Pinterest, maybe try searching there. Sounds like a fun project, be sure to let me know how they turn out! Happy Holidays.

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