Sunday, December 7, 2014

DIY Pallet Wood Picture Ornament: Day 9 of 12

I'm pulling out a whole slew of power tools for today's upcycled Christmas ornament!  But don't let that scare you, they make this project one of the quickest ornaments so far (I'll add some product accessory links at the end of this post if you need to reference them). This Pallet Picture Frame Ornament has a bit of sentimental value for me and is an actual gift that I'm making for my brother and sister. (I'm hoping the brother didn't click through when this blog post arrived in his email inbox today - fingers crossed)  Here's the ornament, see the story below: 

Over the last 26 years, no matter where I lived or what my design tastes where at the time, there was always one photo that I prominently displayed:

That's a picture of my "Ninny" embracing my brother and sister as she was getting ready to leave on her last visit with us.  A few short months later she passed away.  I took the picture (with my 110 film camera), that's why I'm not in it. But I have always displayed it to remember her and what an amazing woman she was.

I've also been repeatedly asked by my brother and sister (and mostly my mother) why I have that photo and they don't.  So this year, I decided to do something about it.  Unfortunately, I only had the one picture and have no idea where the negative might be if it even still exists.  So I scanned my only photo and hopped over to Shutterfly.  I had a couple of sheets of wallet-sized photos printed up to use in these DIY picture ornaments.  When my order total came to only a few bucks...I kept browsing.  And I picked up another Christmas gift for my mother.

Mom was just complaining about how her wedding album was a mess. And boy was it?  The album and the photos have yellowed over the years and one edge on each photo was bent and cracked.  You see her album was a touch small for the photos so they had all been folded up and are now pretty brittle. I was able to scan the photos and crop out most of the cracks in the photos and then drop them into pre-styled pages. I'm not much of a "scrapbooker"so having really fabulous layouts already made for me made it so easy to do.  I'm pretty excited about the way it came out and know she'll be excited to see it under the tree this year...but I digress.

There are just three more upcycled ornaments after today, so before you hop over to YouTube for the tutorial, don't forget to enter to win all of the hand-crafted ornaments that I've made during this twelve day event.  Here's the Rafflecopter to enter with for today's Pallet Picture Ornament:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you need to reference them, here are a couple of the accessory products that I used in today's project:
Martha Stewart Simple Circle Cutter
Lenox Hole Saw

And just in case you missed any of our previous projects that we've made, here are the links. (you can still earn extra entries by visiting each one now):

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