(And don't worry, I was sure to find ideas a little more creative than gluing your child's face on a construction paper wreath ornament! Though those do have their place on your tree!)
1. Photo Blocks
Living Well Spending Less has a really fabulous tutorial by Maggie from The Love Nerds on how to make these cute photo blocks. They are a great way to share several of your new family portraits with your mother-in-law, or to stack on your mantle. Or make a smaller size and turn it into an ornament for your tree!
2. Photo Pebble Magnets
How cute are these? Andrea Steed shows you how to create these easy-to-make handy little magnets over on her blog here (scroll down a little). What a great way to show off your kids year-round! Perfect for the office or fridge!
3. Photo Snow Globe
Such A Mom.com helps you create a wintery wonderland for your family with these fun photo snow globes! This tutorial is the most involved, I think, but I love the idea! Perfect gift for grandparents or for that snow globe lover in your life (I know you know one!).
4. Holiday Photo Box
Ahh, Martha Stewart. The Queen of Craft. Follow her three simple steps to make festive photo displays for around your home! I love the idea of filling the box partially with holiday candies. :-) (...okay, maybe I just like the idea of holiday candies in general :-P)
5. Photo Wreath Ornament
Okay, okay, I know I dissed the photo wreath earlier... but... Handmade Charlotte has an adorable printable template for your child's face to be glued to! Read the tutorial and download the template here. This is a great craft to do with your kids, and they make excellent gifts for grandparents! And of course they are perfect to hang on your own tree. :-)
Do you have a favorite photo gift idea? Share it with us in the comments! I'd love to see what you all do with your family portraits!
Feel like being crafty with your gift giving this year? Check out the Pinterest board I've started dedicated to handmade holiday gifts! There are tons of unique gift ideas for family, friends, teachers, neighbors, and maybe even the mailman. Happy holidays!!
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