This is an easy, cheap craft project for children to make as Christmas gifts for their loved ones. Family and close friends will appreciate receiving one of these Christmas photo wreath ornaments. Simple to make with old puzzle pieces, a bit of felt, glue, paint, and ribbon. That’s all that’s needed to make the Christmas photo wreath ornaments. Made with love, it is a keepsake ornament that loved ones will be proud to hang on their Christmas tree year after year!
Materials To Make Christmas Photo Wreath Ornaments
Old puzzle pieces – I bought an old puzzle for 25 cents at a garage sale
Green & Red Acrylic Paint
Ribbon or ripped cloth
Directions For Making Christmas Photo Wreath Ornaments
First thing you should do is find a photograph of your child that you would like to display in the Christmas photo ornament. The size of the ornament will be based on the size of the photograph.
Cut out a 1″ wide ring of felt. This piece of felt will be the base for the wreath ornament. Put a layer of glue on the felt. Put puzzle pieces on top of the glued felt. Lay them on so that the rounded puzzle shapes face outward. This will give the wreath more interest than flat pieces. Don’t use any of the puzzle’s straight edge pieces. If you get to the last piece and it doesn’t fit on the felt, just cut it to fit. This won’t show when the ornament is finished anyway. Let the first glued layer of puzzle pieces dry well.
When the first layer is dry, glue two more layers of puzzle pieces on top. Stagger the puzzle pieces. Let dry. When finished, the Christmas photo wreath ornament will have three layers of puzzle pieces glued together. Let dry completely.
Paint the wreath with green acrylic paint. Be sure to paint all of the spaces between the stacked puzzle pieces. When the green paint is dry, paint a few bunches of berries to the wreath. Toothpicks, or the end of a paint brush work well for this step of the craft project. Dip into the red acrylic paint. Paint three dots together. Let dry.
To make a hanger, cut a 6.5″ piece of ribbon or ripped cloth. Glue onto the back of the wreath ornament. Cut a circle of felt to finish the back of the ornament. The size will depend on the size of your ornament. Cut and glue the photograph to this piece of felt. To finish the Christmas photo wreath ornament glue the felt with the photo to the wreath shape. Make a small bow from ribbon or ripped cloth. Glue to the top of the wreath. That’s all there is to it. The Christmas photo wreath ornament is ready to give as a special gift to loved ones.