Saturday, August 8, 2009


These are by far one of the easier things to make. And because you are putting the picture on a transparency sheet you can see the picture from both sides.
Materials: clear glass ornament balls. Overhead transparency sheets, photo of your choice, computer, scissors, tweezers.
Directions: Measure the size of the ornament ball you have chosen, you will be cutting a circle about 1/16” smaller than the diameter of the ball.*
Remove the hanging top of the ornament.
Using a computer program for Avery circle labels chose the appropriate size import a picture of your choice into the space of the circle. You can continue this for the whole page or just one picture. The key here is to print it on the transparency sheet.
Cut out the circle picture, carefully roll this around a knitting needle or anything thin and round, slide it into the center of the ornament, and remove the needle this will open up automatically and fill the open space of the ball. You can do this step by hand it just takes a little work. Note make sure to line the picture up so that the persons head is at the top of the ball, you can move it inside the ball if you have to with a pair of pointed tweezers,
Replace the top of the ornament.
If you want you can add a little fake snow in the bottom of the globe before putting in the picture, you can also crochet a fancy lace to cover the top of the globe if you want.

*you can figure this by using calipers or by dividing the circumference by 3.14


  1. Thanks for the tutorial I am definitely going to try it!

  2. I come from a very large family and one year we had a ornament exchange party. All the girls in my family got together, everyone brought a dish to share and an ornament. The ornaments were store bought and homemade. We ate, reminisced of christmas's pass and played games. It has since become a family tradititon,even the kids are included,they also bring an ornament. Every year there is always that one ornament that everyone wants. The fun part is the ornament game, this game is played every year and it is how the ornaments get exchanged and you never know what ornament you are going to end up with. Sadly,our mom has since returned home to the heavens and I wanted to make a memory ornament this year, I have a feeling that this will be the ornament that is going to be wanted by all. Thank you for sharing this idea!! Blessings to you and yours. Fondly, Chris