Subway Art Personalized Ornaments

I’m loving all the subway art I’ve seen on various blogs I follow so I decided to try something simple before I make my family one for the house.

I decided to create subway art personalized ornaments for my husband, son, dog and me.

I started with four pieces of christmas scrapbook paper, 4 small wooden squares 3.5 x 5.5, red paint and red ribbon.

I used Microsoft PowerPoint to create arrange my words.  I set the paper to the size of the wood by clicking on File and then Page Setup.  Then I started typing in different words to describe everybody and played around with the different fonts.  It really didn’t take that long at all.

After all 4 of my slides were complete, I cut the scrapbook paper to 4 x 6 because I was using my PictureMate printer to print the images.   Then, I just placed the 4 different sheets of paper in the printer and printed the four images.

I then was ready to attach the paper to the wood.  I painted the wood pieces red and when it dried, I simply decoupaged the paper images to the wood.  When it was all dry, I drilled a hole in the wood and pulled the ribbon through so it can hang from the tree.

A fun and simple keepsake ornament!  My favorite part was including Connor’s toys that he loves playing with this year .  It will be fun to look at in the future and remember what he liked in 2010.

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  1. Hi Kara, I found you when I entered the Topsy Turvey link party–mine is the Santa Fabric headband. These are a great way to get started with all of the fun subway art that is out there! Would you come and put this post in my Vintage Pollyanna Tell Me Tuesday link party? I’d love to have you!

  2. Kara…they turned out amazing!!! It makes me really want to try it.

  3. These are great! Come link up at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

  4. Super cute!!!

  5. Hey I just adore this! You did an awesome job!! I featured you at my blog today. I’d love it if you could stop by and say hey! While your there I’ve got a widget on the top right hand side. For each click it gets P&G will donate 1 days worth of clean water! I’d appreciate a click! Easy way to give back! Thanks!


  6. These are fantastic!!

  7. These are awesome Kara!! Especially that you can personalize them with their tastes and interests each year too…great memory maker. :)

  8. They are super cute!!! I don’t know if is harder or easier than the way I don them, but let me give you a tip. There is a website that creates that type of messages is called: it’s pretty cool you should check it out if you haven’t already. :)
    Great site by the way!!!

  9. What a great idea. This would be great for the grandparents with all the kids names on it. I gotta try this! Thanks so much

  10. Thanks for linking up!

  11. That wreath turned out cute! Great job!

    -Rochelle @

  12. Oops- meant to post that comment in the above post!

  13. How fun! I featured you today on my ornament round up :)

  14. okay I know it’s July but I just found your site and I absolutely LOVE this idea for Christmas! Love your blog!

  15. Found this on Pintrest. Super cute.

  16. I love this! Subway art is great all the time and now ornaments. So awesome!!!!
    Thanks for linking up!

    Dee, the CSI Girl

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