You may have most of your holiday shopping done by now, but maybe you’re still looking for something special for that white elephant exchange at work, or something for that friend who is hard to shop for.  Make a unique floating photo ornament that no one else will have!

This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where you can find me every Tuesday.

My kids had fun posing for these pictures, and they laugh at their unique ornaments.  I think these ornaments would be equally (if not more entertaining) if you were to use the photo of a favorite celebrity, sports team, or any other personality.


  • Clear ornament
  • Printable Transparency Film

Step one:  Take a photo of your child, and ask them to imagine that they are trapped in a bubble.

Step two:  Use photo editing software to erase the background.  I used a free online program called PicMonkey.

Step three:  Print the images on transparency paper.

Step four:  Trace a circle around the photo.  Make the circle slight smaller than the size of the ornament.

Step five:  Roll the image up to insert it into the ornament.

Add a ribbon and display your funny floating photo ornament! If you don’t want to be humorous, these would look beautiful with a special moment captured inside.  I think wedding pictures would look awesome in an ornament.  What picture will you capture for the holidays?


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