Mod Podged Shape Frame Ornaments

Today I am going to show you a really basic Mod Podged ornament that you can even make with the kiddos. Using pre-cut wood shaped frames makes it super simple and a great way to preserve your favorite picture of your kiddos year to year.

Mod Podge Shaped Frame Christmas Ornament


Matte Mod Podge

Shaped Frames – mine came from Joann Fabric & Craft Store

fun cardstock – mine is American Crafts


hot glue

Silhouette machine or print out of shape to trace

1.  Apply Mod Podge to the front of your ornament and then flip it upside down to adhere it to the back of the paper.  Make sure to babysit it for 5 minutes burnishing it down to make sure no air bubbles form.

shaped wood frames

decoupaged ornaments

2.  Using a sanding sponge or sandpaper sand the edges of the paper in a downward motion.  Optional: I also sanded a little of my cardstock just to give it a worn look.

modpodged ornaments

3.  I found the same shape of the frame in the Silhouette American store and brought in pictures of my kids to the Silhouette studio program to cut.  You could easily find the shape online and print and cut it out and use it as a template for your ornament.  Print and cut out your framed pictures.

shaped pictures 

4.  Apply Mod Podge to the back of the shaped pictures and adhere it to the front of the cardstock.  Again babysit it for 5 minutes to make sure no bubbles form.

mod podged shaped ornaments

5.  When dry coat the entire front of your frame with Mod Podge to seal the image and the cardstock.  1-2 coats should be good.

mod podged ornaments

6.  Use a hot glue gun to attach ribbon the back and you are done.

decoupaged ornaments

shaped frame ornaments

Easy, customizable and fun to look back on.  If you want you can date the back so you can remember the ages they were at this point in time.

Here are a few more custom ornaments I have made over the years.

Spoon Ornaments and Silhouette Ornament


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  1. Ooh-Ah…I think this would be a cute gift to add to my children’s presents with their children on them. However, I was thinking as nice and sold as the wood is, it could be done with cardboard covered with card stock or even use just the cardstock. That would save some $$ for someone that is frugal or cannot get out to the store to get the wooden backing. I am tempted to try it that way to see if it works, if I have time.

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