The Britmums and Kodak Christmas Photocrafts Challenge

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Britmums and Kodak have set down a new challenge to use your printer to come up with a Christmas craft using your printer to print your Christmas photos.

Mine is something of a cheat's version. Two Christmases ago when I was about 6 months pregnant, I picked up some photo baubles in the January sales. I knew that the following Christmas I would have a lovely baby who I would want to show off and, in the back of my mind I thought the baubles would make a great little gift for the Grandparents and close relatives.

The baubles are by Shot2Go clear plastic and I bought a 4 pack in Boots. You simply take off the top of the bauble and then separate the two halves and you can use them to display two photos. You simply cut your photos to size and place them inside, then fit the two baubles back together. It can be a bit tricky to make sure that the photo fits securely although you can use the card which separates the two halves as a template.

I used this photo of Bud dressed as an Elf. We'd actually bought this outfit earlier in the year, when I was still pregnant for about £1 as we knew it would be great for a boy or a girl.


Instead of using two photos I decided to write a little message from Bud on a disc of paper and use that as the other side. The baubles had a little red velvet ribbon to hang them and I decided to dress them up a little. I used cream ribbon to hang them and tied a red and white gingham bow to decorate the top of the bauble. I was really pleased with the results and Bud's Grandparents and Aunt and Uncle loved them too.