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Photo Transfer Glass Ornament

By: Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
Chris Myer Williams
I have always found comfort and happiness when I was busy designing and creating. I have many interests and talents and often I am torn when deciding which art medium to work creatively in. Decorative painting is my first love; however, I also enjoy stenciling, jewelry making, sewing, crochet, needlework of all kinds, cooking, card making, faux finishes, decorating and gardening. Working in the craft and hobby industry for many years, I have enjoyed the pleasures of traveling, teaching, and sharing with others basic crafting how-tos! Currently, I am employed as the Marketing Education Director at Plaid. My career journey to this day, is still allowing me the gift of sharing with others the joys of crafting and finding their creative spirits! I hope that our creative paths may cross one day. Until then... happy creating!
Creating personalized ornaments are treasured for years. With Mod Podge and photo copies, an exceptional holiday becomes more memorable when you capture those special moments!
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Skill Level: Beginner


FolkArt ® Metallics - Silver Sterling, 2 oz.
Item #662
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish


Other Supplies
3” Round glass disc ornament
Photocopy of photograph
Metallic ribbons
Coarse iridescent white glitter
12 6mm Silver beads
Brush basin or container for water
Scissors (I used pinking shears)
Small piece of silver scrapbook paper
Photocopy of any personalization such as: 2012 PARIS
Rubbing alcohol
Small flat brush
Paper Towels


1. Moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe over entire glass ornament to remove dirt and/or grease.  Allow to dry.

2. Cut photo copy image to be placed on back side of disc to desire shape and size.  I used pinking shears and cut the image into a vertical oval.

3. Apply Mod Podge to the front side of the image and immediately place the image to the backside of the clean glass ornament.  Press in place to smooth out excess Mod Podge.   Allow to dry.

4. Cut a small heart shape from a piece of silver scrapbook paper.  Apply Mod Podge to the backside of the heart and adhere to the front of the glass disc.  Continue applying any other personalization such as the date and location, (2012 P A R I S).  Allow to dry.

5. To give the back of the print a more finished look, I painted Silver Sterling over the white.  Allow to dry and reapply for more opaque silver.

6. Remove the ornament cap and fill the disc ornament with small silver beads and a couple teaspoons of coarse iridescent white glitter.

7. Replace the cap and embellish with metallic holiday ribbons tied into a bow.

8. Enjoy on your tree or give to loved ones!

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