Welcome to the second week of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series! Today a group of my blogging friends and I are sharing our DIY Christmas Ornament projects to help inspire you to get crafty for the upcoming holiday season. Click on the links below each image to be taken directly to the different posts!

DIY Christmas Light Tree Ornaments at The Happy Housie
Handmade Ornaments from Free Printables at The Handmade Home
DIY Dollar Store Christmas Tree Ornament at Craftberry Bush
DIY Twig Christmas Tree Ornament at The Turquoise Home

Farmhouse Christmas Sign Ornaments at Tatertots and Jello
DIY Stocking Ornament at Love Create Celebrate
DIY Kid Friendly Christmas Ornaments at Jenna Kate at Home
DIY Wood Bead Christmas Garland at So Much Better With Age
Reindeer Handmade Christmas Ornament Clean & Scentsible

DIY Christmas Ornament at My 100 Year Old Home
Easy Christmas Ornament DIY at Happy Happy Nester
Frosted Pear Tree Ornaments at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Elegant Embroidery Hoop Ornaments at All Things With Purpose
Homemade Christmas Ornament at Seeking Lavender Lane

Easy Wood Bead Christmas Ornaments at Cherished Bliss
DIY Hand Painted Floral Christmas Ornaments at The DIY Mommy
DIY Black and White Ornaments at Taryn Whiteaker
DIY Reindeer Vintage Car Christmas Ornament at Cassie Bustamante
Photo Block Christmas Ornament at Amber Tysl

Melted Crayon Ornaments at Modern Glam
Wine Cork Mushroom Christmas Ornaments at Life is a Party
Cinnamon Stick and Orange Slice Ornaments at A Pretty Life
Easy DIY Reversible Christmas Ornaments at She Gave it a Go
DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe Ornament at Lolly

Happy happy Wednesday, friends!! Can we talk about Christmas yet? Or do you wait? We were undecided on when we would put our tree up this year but on Saturday, I have some of my very favorite sessions at my house — Christmas Pajama Sessions so my bedroom has to be decorated!

The kids were soo excited when we mentioned putting a tree up so the living room tree may get put up, too! However, basketball season is in full swing so who knows how much we will accomplish before Saturday!

This year, I want to pare down things a little and let the children really do a lot of the decorating. I keep leaning towards traditional colors and using their handmade items from the years as our only decor.

I wanted to make it personal and one thing I love doing each year is getting our their special Christmas pictures.

I found these little squares of wood at Michael’s for $1 and $2 and only grabbed some modge podge and ribbon. We keep a pretty heavy stock of acrylic paints around here because you know I love decorating their rooms with their artwork, too.

I lightly brushed the wood with the white paint.

Then, while it was still wet, I applied the picture. I used a black and white picture I printed on regular white paper. I found a couple of older images and inserting them into a google doc and printed from there. This way it was still thin and adhered well to the wood.

I used the modge podge lightly on the edges to give it a little more sealant and I love the way it mixed the glue with the white almost like a little vignette look.

I hot glued the ribbon to the back and I did something different on each of the ornaments with the ribbon. On one, I tied a bow, on the other two I did a medium and smaller sized little loop.

I think they turned out so adorable! Russ saw them laying there yesterday and brought it back to our room this morning almost teary comparing Kuy’s picture with Santa last year to this year. They just change so fast! These little Christmas memories are so sweet to bring back out each year and look at together. Plus, the kids love seeing it, too!

I cannot wait to see what they come up with when we paint their wrapping paper and style their trees!

Be sure to check out all of the cute ornaments today! Thanks, Krista, for hosting!