Tissue Paper Printed Christmas Ornaments
Tissue Paper Printed Christmas Ornaments is such a fun and sweet gift idea! I made these photo ornaments with our two furbabies, Ona and Mittens. But these would be great with family photos too. I’m so excited to share the details on how to make these as part of the Christmas Ideas Tour hosted by Postcards from the Ridge… so make sure to check out more great ideas below!
These Christmas ornaments take only minutes to make too, which is perfect during the busy holiday season.
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You also need an inkjet printer to make these ornaments. Let’s get into how to make these fun ornaments.
How to Make Tissue Paper Printed Christmas Ornament
The first step is deciding what cute photos you want to use in making these photo ornaments. I picked our fur babies for this craft. You need to measure the width and height of your ornaments, so you know what size to print your photos. Three inches was perfect for the wooden ornaments I used.
You can use google docs, microsoft word, photoshop, or any program that allows you to insert your photos and resize them and then print.
Then it’s time to prep your paper.
Cut a piece of tissue paper about 2 inches wider and 2 inches taller than the copy paper – so 10.5″ x 13″. Center the copy paper, so you have an inch of tissue paper sticking out on each side.
Fold over the edges and smoothly tape them down with your clear tape. I used a 2-3″ piece of tape on each side, and a small piece of tape on the edges to make sure they lay flat.
Make sure you insert your tissue paper covered copy paper the correct way into your printer, you want to make sure you are printing on the tissue paper.
Then print your paper, make sure to print in black and white. Let them sit a few minutes before removing the tissue paper from the copy paper.
Then I used sharp scissors to cut the images out. I cut them into a circle shape since that was the shape of my ornament.
Here’s the tissue paper laying on top of the ornament after I cut it out.
Then paint on an even layer of mod podge on top of the ornament.
Place the cut tissue paper image on the center of the ornament on top of the mod podge. Gently press down.
Then brush mod podge on top of the images… gently!
In a few minutes, it will dry and will smooth out.
I finished off the ornament by adding the holly and berries through the opening for a little bit of color.
These are precious, and I can’t get over how simple they are to make!
What an adorable idea! Love it!
This is such a clever and special way to pay tribute to our loved fur babies! So smart and precious!
Cutest idea ever!!!!!!! I need to do this Maryann. Thanks for the idea!
Maryann, this is such a clever idea. They have an old fashioned look to them and the berries are so charming. Perfect for fur babies!
These are so cute and it’s such a clever idea! I had no idea you could do this. I’ll have to give it a try with my pups.
So your post opened and I read….”print on tissue paper”….and I’m thinking….”Oh this I gotta see.” LOL…no joke. I did. But the result is amazing. Love it so much. I think I’ll be trying your process very soon. Thanks so much for the fabulous tutorial. Happy, Happy Holidays… XO
So unique Kristi, I’ve never heard of printing on tissue paper!!! I love how your ornaments turned out!
I love this! Pinning to make.
OK, I have never heard of printing on tissue paper!! I love the ‘old world’ look it gives the ornaments. Ona and Mittens are natural posers too!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Great idea to wrap the tissue paper around a printer paper; I would never have thought about that! I’m singing, “a whole new world” in my head! Cute ornaments with your fur babies!
Your ornaments are darling, Maryann! I would love to make these for my friends with pets and I need to make one for our tree with Sherman’s picture on it.
Oh these are darling! I’m a crafting addict and I have never seen the printing on tissue paper method before. I am pinning this and trying it this week! Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Maryann these are so cute. I love that you printed them in black and white giving them a pretty vintage feel. I’ve tried printing on wax paper before but not tissue paper. Can’t wait to try this new to me technique.