Well, I have also seen people have their kids glue on their school photo and decorate.
I wanted something in between, Victorian, but a memory of my child. So I decided to make a Silhouette Victorian Ornament.
In Jane Austen days, making silhouettes was often great fun. Here is how to create one a la Jane Austen.
Then you would use a pantograph to enlarge or reduce it. For real fun, make a pantograph. Or you can be modern and just use your computer and some scanning software or fancy printer to shrink it.
Well, I didn't do either because I have a 2 year old who I am not about to ask to hold still to be drawn! So I looked through photos of her and found one I had taken that had a good profile.
After gluing on the silhouette and background, first put on the lace, you will have to scrunch it as you hot glue along so that the lace will lay nice and flat around the ornament instead of caving backward. Then I put on the trim and ribbon hangar.
The final touch was the year and name of my child. However, I am in a time vortex as I just now see I wrote 2006! Thankfully "6" is easily converted into "8."