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Last Minute Christmas Gift: DIY Instagram Photo Ornament

I would like to pride myself on my Christmas shopping expertise, but truth be told my fingers are crossed behind my back. I'm holding out the hope that my late night, last minute Amazon shopping spree gifts come through and arrive before Christmas this year.

It's not that I don't care to Christmas shop for others, I just always want the gift to be thoughtful and exactly what they wanted. So I agonize over gifts and overwhelm myself with options, then panic because I haven't finished my Christmas shopping.

Here's to everyone else out there like me.

This makes a great last minute Christmas gift. What's even better is, the Instagram photos give it a personal touch.

ScissorsThin wire/clear stringTapePrinterPaper Clear glass Christmas ornaments Begin by printing a few photos from Instagram. My photos measure 1.5x1.5 inches, adjust yours based on the size of the ornaments you purchased.

Pick two photos and flip one over. Take a piece of tape and attach your …

Trail of Lights in Austin

Yesterday we visited the Trail of Lights, which is basically the winter wonderland I've always dreamt of minus the snow, reindeer and subzero temperatures. It was really fun, but slightly confusing because we entered from the wrong side and had to walk against the flow of foot traffic, dodging baby strollers, small children, distracted people etc.

A photo posted by Alison Lutz Waldon (@alisonwaldon) on Dec 16, 2015 at 6:23pm PST

[Insert blurry Instagram photo]

Eventually we fought our way to the beginning of the trail and had a much nicer, less hectic walk back down the trail.

10 Inexpensive DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

10 Inexpensive DIY Christmas Gift Ideas Custom Gilded Whiskey Tumblers | Freckle & Flair
Faux Agate Coasters | DIY JOY
Arm knit blanket | Simply Maggie

Urban Outfitters Inspired Banner | AW DIY

Simple Sharpie Journals | Lil Blue Boo 

 Jewelry Dish | AW DIY

Neon Crystal Necklace | Sarah Scoop

Alcohol Ink Glasses | Babble

 DIY Marble Tray | The Happy Tulip

Picture Votive | Popsugar