Rustic Baby’s First Ornament

This will be our granddaughter’s first Christmas! To celebrate that, she will be getting a special ornament from me! This Rustic Baby’s First Ornament is really easy to make!

Rustic Baby's First Ornament

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It’s Day 6 and we are sharing DIY Ornament Ideas!

Rustic Baby’s First Ornament


1 wood slice with hole drilled
Ribbon or twine for hanging
Picture printed with laserjet printer or color copier (inkjet does not work)
Plaid Mod Podge Transfer Medium
Paint brush


If your wood slice already has twine attached, untie it and remove it.

Cut your picture out to fit on your wood slice. With the picture side up, use the paint brush to cover the image with the transfer medium. Place the picture side down on the wood. Use fingers to smooth out the picture. Remove any excess medium from the edges with a wet paper towel.

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Wait 24 hours allowing time for the transfer medium to dry.

Wet the sponge so it is moist. Using the sponge, rub gently across the picture removing the paper. The image will be transferred to the wood.

If you use words, make sure they are mirrored before you print them. Use the same process to transfer them to the other side of the ornament. 

You can also use some sandpaper around the edges if like mine the edges come out a little uneven.

Spray both sides of the ornament with finish or coat with glossy mod podge. Tie twine or ribbon to the ornament for hanging.


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5 comments on “Rustic Baby’s First Ornament

  1. My daughter made me one of these last year with my grandson’s photo and it’s a favorite! Hopefully this year I get one with my new grand daughter’s photo.

  2. An ornament like that would be sure to be treasured for years as it was brought out each year.
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  3. This ornament is so precious. It is sure to become a treasured keepsake.

  4. What a special ornament for the first Christmas. She is adorable and the ornament looks wonderful.

  5. Your granddaughter is adorable and what a sweet gift. Enjoy her first Christmas! I love it!

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