Photo Block Ornaments

    Posted by  ·  December 3, 2008

    I love this creative idea from Christian. These ornaments would make great gifts for family and friends!  They would also be a fun project for a classroom.  Most teachers now receive a set of pictures of each child in their class from the company that comes to take school pictures. They usually receive multiple individual shots of each child—the perfect size for this project.

    For more clever ideas visit Christian at Who Would Have Thought It, you’ll find ideas for kid and grown-up crafts!

    Christian writes——————————-

    You know how Halley’s Comet comes around about once every 75 years or so? That is about how often I have an original idea, one of my very own that I didn’t kipe from someone else. Don’t you feel fortunate? You, yes, you get to witness this rare and beautiful event!

    Okay, okay…I really believe that I came up with this one on my own…but I am afraid to google it and find out..break it to me gently if it isn’t true, better yet, just let me be blissfully ignorant!

    These ornaments will adorn my tree this year. And they were so very easy to make!
    You need:
    Modge Podge
    Diamond Glaze
    Alphabet blocks
    Decorative Paper
    Straight pin
    Eyelet hooks
    Modge podge your paper and picture to the block. Let it dry.
    Screw in the eyelet hook. I also attached my ribbon in this step, but save it until they are all done, otherwise you might drip gooey stuff on and have to cut a new piece.

    Apply the Diamond Glaze. If there are little bubbles you can work them out with a straight pin, or just pop them with your fingernail. The glaze looks foggy until it dries.

    Let it dry.

    Admire your handiwork!

    **edited to say**
    You can find diamond glaze at, or several other online craft stores. I was hard pressed to find it in any store in Spokane or Kennewick. Also, there is something called Ailene’s paper glaze that you can get at Michael’s. It is similar, but I have never used it.

    Cindy here……. Diamond Glaze is also hard to find in my area!  I would like to know if anyone has tried the Ailene’s paper glaze?

    Thanks Christian for sharing such an awesome idea!

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    1. ~Becca~
      Saturday, December 6th, 2014
      If you cannot find the eyelet hooks, drill a hole all the way through the block, put the ribbon through, add a bead ((wooden if you can)) and then tie a knot.

      Also. I would put pictures on 2 sides, name and age then date or year o the other... something to that effect on the sides. Top and bottom -- you could paint, or leave blank.
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    3. Carol
      Wednesday, December 31st, 2008
      The only thing I would do differently is to use all four sides so that no matter which way the block hung, a picture could be viewed. Either the same person's picture on all four sides or different ones would work as well. Thanks. Now I have to find wooden blocks.
    4. Friday, December 5th, 2008
      So adorable!
    5. Friday, December 5th, 2008
      Those are so neat! What a fantastic gift idea too!
    6. Thursday, December 4th, 2008
      I love this idea! Diamond Glaze is used a lot by scrapbookers and paper crafters, so check scrapbook stores or paper stores. I haven't had any trouble finding it once I knew what department to look in at the craft store. If you're looking at someplace like Ben Franklin or Hobby Lobby, check the scrapbook section and the rubber stamp section. Stampers use it a lot.
    7. Nancy
      Thursday, December 4th, 2008
      Such a great idea, but where do you get the little hooks? The hardware store? I'm thinking these would be so cute for presents this year, thanks for showing them!
    8. Thursday, December 4th, 2008
      Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing.
    9. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      These are fabulous!! They would be great to give to the grandparents too!! Thanks for sharing!
    10. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      So cute!! Found this via one pretty thing - you're getting rave reviews over there! :)
    11. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      This may be a silly question -- but where do you get eyelet hooks?? Hardware store?? Also, if you could not find diamond glaze, just put Mod Podge over the top -- may not be as think, but will add a protective layer -- I do this for napkin rings that I make with my kids.
    12. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      These are so sweet - I love them! Thanks for giving the tutorial!
    13. Holly
      Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      I noticed that you were struggling to find diamond glaze in Spokane. I just moved away from there but I did find it at a paper store on the South Hill called Apropos. It is on Grand and 30th. Just across from Gotschalk and behind the Chalet. Really nice and super sweet ladies that work there.
    14. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      Cute and easy, except for getting the diamond glaze! It's easily available online, though.
    15. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      Love this! I think I'm gonna have to steal some of my Goose's block to make some of my own!
    16. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      I am making something similar with the jumbo blocks, but they won't hang. Just something for a shelf... can you explain what the diamond glaze does that the modge podge gloss doesn't?
    17. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      What a great idea! They would look so sweet on a gift!
    18. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      Well, I was just about to give away my kids' wooden block set, but maybe now I'll just hang on to it...
    19. Ninfa DePalma
      Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      I will be making these this afternoon, I already have the supplies stashed away in my craft bin! What a cute and clever idea!
    20. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      LOVE it!!!
    21. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      LOVE this idea!!!! So stinkin' cute!
    22. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      I am so making these!
    23. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      Cute idea! Thanks.
    24. Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
      Way cute!