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Photo Transfer Three Block 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 ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. 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 Wood blocks 2” square
1 1” Wood bead
3 5/8” Wood beads
1 ½” Wood bead
1 1” Wood candle cup
1/8” Wood dowel
Photocopies of photographs
Holiday ribbons
Brush basin or container for water
Scissors Small pieces of holiday scrapbook papers
Photocopy of any personalization such as: “The Lewis Family – Christmas 2012”
Small flat brush
Paper towels
Wood glue
Hand or electric drill
¾” Flat brush


1. Using either a hand drill or an electric dril, drill a hole through the center of each wood block.

2. Basecoat all wood pieces with Wicker White.  Allow to dry and reapply.

3. Cut photo copy images slightly smaller than wood block.

4. Cut holiday scrapbook papers (different one for each block) into 2” squares.  Cut six pieces for each block.  NOTE:  you can use the same paper for all six sides of the block or you may select different papers like I did and stay in the same color family).

5. Apply Mod Podge to the front side of the wood block and the backside of the scrapbook paper.  Place paper square onto the wood block and press in place.  Continue until all six sides of each block are covered.  Allow to dry. Cut holes in paper on top and bottom of each block where previously drilled.

6. Apply Mod Podge to the backside of the photo copy images and immediately press the image on top of the scrapbook paper block.   Press in place to smooth out excess Mod Podge.   Allow to dry.

7. If you choose to add personalized such as the family name and/or date, cut out personalization and Mod Podge to a side of the wood block.  Allow to dry.

8. Thread the small dowel through the candle cup and glue in place using wood glue.  Attach a ½”wood bead to a 1” wood bead and glue to candle cup to create bottom finial.

9. Begin stacking the ornament by threading a block, bead, block, etc. until the last bead is applied using wood glue to secure. 

10. If desired, thread both ends of a 6” piece of ribbon through the last bead prior to attaching to the dowel as this will become the ornament hanger. Allow wood glue to set.

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