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Monday, December 21, 2009

Lighted Ornament Tree

I made a present for my mother-in-law Carolyn that I am hoping she will really like.  I saw this in a gift shop this season and thought I'd try it out.

The boys decorated it for me after I got the ornaments done.  I might spread them out a little more and put a little fabric around the bottom.  I think she could probably leave this out year-round if she wanted to.

I took pictures of our family members and turned them black and white and printed them out as wallet sizes so they would fit in 2x3 frames that I purchased at the dollar store.

These frames had the little prop in the back so they could sit on a table.  I took those off and then hot-glued ribbon to the backs of the ornaments to use as hangers.

I let them dry for a few minutes and they were ready to hang.

Night shot.  I'll rearrange these and maybe add some ribbon once we get to Mississippi.  So what do you think?  I think I need to make one for myself!


Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Stopping by from Met Monday. What a cute idea! I want to make one... and I think it could definitely be left out all year!
Merry Christmas!

Six in One Hand said...

What a cute and unique idea!!!
I love it!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just adore your Christmas inspired metamorphosis.

Be merry and bright!

Jane said...

That's a cool project for anyone, but I am thinking it would be especially great for shut ins.

Kim said...

You can't go wrong with B&W pics of your children - nice!