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Creative Ways To Use Ornament Frames | Charlotte Family Photography

These Organic Bloom ornament frames are gracing trees all over town but what else can you do with them for the holidays and beyond?  Here are a few of my favorite ideas from my partners at The Organic Bloom.  You can find even more ideas on their blog including last week’s tips for painting unfinished ornament frames. If you missed it, go back and check it out.  Happy Holidays!

Leave Santa a key.  No chimney, no problem.  Just leave Santa a key.  It’s a great decorative item until the big man comes to town but you’ll want to move the key outside on Christmas Eve so that he can actually get in.

Leave a key for Santa using an Organic Bloom ornament frame


Make a clock. I love this funky DIY clock made with ornament frames.  It’s a piece of art and it makes a HUGE statement in any room of your house.  It’s so easy to personalize and change for the seasons with sayings, pictures, numbers and more.

12 Organic Bloom ornament frames used together to make a clock


Make place cards. This has always been one of my favorite uses of the ornament frames.  You can use them to let your guests know where to sit or to label items on a buffet table.  You could even use them to label your family stockings with names and/or pictures.  If your kids love art, then let them decorate their own place cards for a festive table or name tags for stockings.  If you love pictures, fill the frames with an image of each honored guest or family member.  I’ve also seen these used as present toppers either with a picture or name of the recipient.  That’s actually a gift on top of a gift!  The possibilities are endless.

Organic Bloom ornament frames as place cards

The Organic Bloom frames can be purchased exclusively through approved professional portrait photographers.  Abbe McCracken Photography carries the entire line of handmade frames which includes 16 modern, fun and whimsical styles in over 48 different standard sizes and 53 standard colors.  You can read more about my Organic Bloom frames by clicking here or looking under Wall Art in the main navigation bar.


Abbe McCracken is a natural light, on-location portrait and lifestyle photographer serving Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas of Matthews, Ballantyne, Weddington and beyond.  She specializes in family, newborn, child and event photography.  

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