DIY Photo Ornament

Create a DIY Photo Ornament

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to make a DIY Photo Ornament which will be perfect for Christmas tree decoration during the holiday season. Or perhaps a great gift for family and friends.

How to Create a DIY Photo Ornament in 4 Easy Steps

There are 4 basic steps to this project. Watch the video to see how it’s done and follow along with the detailed instructions below.

STEP 1: Assemble your materials

STEP 2: Get your image ready

STEP 3: Cut out the image

STEP 4: Assemble the photo ornament


Assemble your materials

You will need the following materials for this project:

  • Clear glass(or plastic) ornament balls
  • Paper Glue
  • Scissors
  • Your images printed on regular paper
  • Optional: Double-sided tape, Salt


Get your image ready

  • Download a free trial of PaintShop Pro if you don’t already have one.
  • Open your image in PaintShop Pro
  • Resize the image to fit the ornament you have
  • Cut the photo in circle
  • Remove the background of the image (optional)
  • Create a mirror image
  • Print them out!


Cut out the image

  • Before cutting out the image, first use a pencil to draw a small rectangular tab at the top. This tab will be inside the opening of the ornament once the image is inserted and keep the image upright.
  • Cut out the image and tab with scissors
  • Use glue or double-sided tape to adhere the 2 mirror images together.
  • Trim the paper carefully to cut out the excess parts


Assemble the photo ornament

  • Use a small piece of paper to make a simple funnel. It would be easier to pour the salt into the ball through a funnel.
  • Use a spoon to add the salt to create the ‘snow’.
  • Gently roll the photo and slip it into the ornament. Place it in position.
  • Put the cap back on.
  • And…Voila!

Related Tutorials

For more details on how to resize images and remove image backgrounds in PaintShop Pro, we have selected the following tutorials for you.

Your Guide to Photo Background Change
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Cropping and Resizing your Photo
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Reversing or Mirroring your Image
If you don’t want your photo transfer to end up backwards, make sure you reverse it first! Learn how to do this in PaintShop Pro.

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With PaintShop Pro, you can use the Background Eraser tool to remove the background from a photo!

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