Monday, December 3, 2012

ABS Ornament Big Reveal

Merry Memory

Time for the ABS Ornament Blog Hop!
This year I knew I wanted my design to be a way to keep a memory .
However, I seem to be very short on time.
I think came up with the easiest ornament  to make ever !
But, it is really versatile and you can make use of your orphan beads!
How to ? Just curl a wire loop to form a  "holder '
Then string a nice assortment of beads on the wire.
Form a  loop at the top and add a bow if you like.
Your ornament is almost finished
Just add a special photo and that's it !
If you wonder why I used a beach themed bead with my daughters deer photo,it is because those are tiny Key Deer. They only live on Big Pine Key .We vacation every year in the Florida Keys and last summer she was able to get very close to the deer for her best photos  of them ever!
It was a moment to remember.
Next year I can make a new photo holder ornament or just change the picture in this one.
I think these would be perfect to hold my grand-children's annual  photos with Santa too.
I can also imagine a garland of ornaments to hold Holiday cards.
These would be great as little gifts or to tie on a big gift .
You wouldn't need a gift tag you if used a photo of the recipient !
Easy projects are welcome during the busy holiday season.
I think I'll be making more of these .
this week
Check out more fun and fancy ornament creations
at the ABS hop
Bead Happy !


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  1. Really cute and such a great idea to use photos as decorations love the gift tag idea as well!

  2. Very Clever... you can hang family photos or anything from it!

  3. Simple memories are always a winner. I vote for the garland idea ...just keep adding to it year after year, might steal that idea myself (I mean BORROW!) LOL HAppy Holidays!

  4. Love your ornament memory keeper-what a brilliant idea! Well done.

  5. I love it! Very clever!

  6. I love this. It would be great to hold photos of family you can't hug at Christmas. Just to keep them close. :)

  7. What a winner of an idea! Love the versatility of your photo ornament!

  8. Sweet AND simple... love them, Mary Ellen! Great idea to use a photo as a gift tag... really nice for the preschoolers to DIY.

  9. A terrific idea - what better captures the holidays that memories. I love how many different ways you could use this design to display your photos - fantastic!

  10. That has to be one of the most clever ideas in an ornament that I have ever seen! My mom likes to have ornaments on her tree with the grandkids pictures. This might be a good way to share that with her and allow her to change the picture! Thanks for being a part of this fun holiday hop! Enjoy the day! Erin

  11. This is a lovely ornament and what a great idea! Very creative!

  12. What an incredibly clever idea! It certainly would be a wonderful way to add the kids artwork to the tree!

  13. Sweet! I love your idea of a memory keeper! There are so many things one could do with this clever design idea.

  14. What a clever idea. Especially if you have little ones they can hang their holiday ornaments made from school. thank you for sharing. Im in the hop but not added on the list yet. Please stop by and comment. Happy Holidays and Hopping, Kim at

  15. Fabulous idea, I love the use of the photo and that you can switch it out each year!