Mini Photo Canvas Ornaments featuring Cameron from Homemade {Handmade Ornament No.23}

Mini Photo Canvas Ornaments featuring Cameron from Homemade {Handmade Ornament No.23}

Thanks for stopping by and joining us for the
Handmade Ornament Series
This week we are sharing last minute ornament ideas for the season

Please welcome our next guest,
Cameron from Homemade

{Handmade Christmas Ornament No. 23}

Last-minute shopper? That’s easy – try being a last-minute crafter! Lucky for me (& you if you’re part of the Procrastinate Tomorrow movement), I have a super quick and cheap project that takes minutes to make, a little longer to dry, and could be given to SO many people. A DIY photo ornament made from tiny canvases.

3×3 canvases (so tiny & cute)
Pictures you can crop to 3×3
Paper to back the canvas
Yarn, baker’s twine or ribbon to hang the ornament
Mod Podge
*not pictured – some way to attach the hanger – I ended up using furniture tacks

To crop my pictures, I held the photo with a canvas behind it in front of a light source (aka the sun).

Then, I traced my placement on the back. I trimmed the picture using my paper cutter (you may need to check your picture and trim a little more off to make sure it fits on the canvas).

I thought it would look nice to round the corners of the photos just a little since the canvas doesn’t have totally square corners like an art board. I used my scallop edge scissors – they cut just a little bit of the corner off – perfect!

It fits just right! I used Mod Podge to attach it to the front of the canvas. In this case, putting the Mod Podge on the picture turned out to be easier. Again, I didn’t put a top coat on – I like how the pictures look un-Mod Podged.

Now, spread a thin layer of glue or Mod Podge on the back and attach the backing paper.

Finally, use the furniture tacks to attach the hanger – I tied a knot in the ends of the yarn first. I also had to trim the ends off the tacks with a wire cutter or they would have poked through to the front – yikes!

I wrote a message around the edge of the canvas – I looked through my ribbon to see if I had any that would fit to go around the edge, but it was all the wrong size! I like how the message turned out anyway – it’s going to make a great gift for my awesome husband!

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Cameron can also be found on Etsy

Thanks so much Cameron for sharing these adorable photo ornaments and contributing to this years series.

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  1. How adorable! Love!

  2. Love this idea so much that I am going to make some for my family. thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks great – you’ll have to show me how you made that awesome photo montage at the end! You made me look so cool 🙂 Thanks for featuring me!

  4. Where did you find the mini-canvases? They are adorable!

  5. what a great and simple idea. love it

  6. Oh my goodness, this is just fantastic. Thanks

  7. What a great idea..
    Have a Blessed Christmas..

  8. Hi!! I found your site through Ucreate!! I so LOVE this thoughtful Christmas Ornament!! I know I can make this!
    Thank you for posting such a simple ornament but such a keepsake for generations to come! 🙂
    Merry Christmas!!

  9. I like the orniment but I like delicate on my tree and make photo orniments of loved ones also. I would like to share my
    idea. Very simple and very cheap to make. You will need a photo copy of picture on card stock (I use the cream color
    cause I like the aged look), A can of spray varnish, a orniment wire hook, a red velvet bow or ribbon bow,very small
    garland with berries,trinklets such as scrap booking supplies.

  10. please allow me to finish,lol! I make a photo copy in a 3″ circle, Cut out the circle. Spray with varnish and quickly ( if
    you like sprinkle with clear glitter lightly). decorate outter edge with garland of choice. add a trinklet that reminds you of something they like. wrap hook at top around garland. wrap your bow around hook and hang near a light on your
    tree. The light will make the orniment bright and the picture near transparent and shows nicely even standing at a
    We love to look at them and when friends and family visit they remember when also.


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