It doesn't really feel like Christmas until I can see an iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Christmas ornament hanging from my tree. I have iPhone ornaments going all the way back to the 3GS model and an the original iPad too. They make any tree look so much brighter.
This ultra-simple do-it-yourself design allows for hooks to be temporarily attached using a magnet on back — then you can remove the hook after the holiday to use your ornament as a refrigerator magnet.
All of the required supplies can be found at any Michael's craft store. You'll need:
- Small sharp craft scissors
- Strong clear adhesive (for attaching magnets)
- Two .5 magnets for each ornament
- Any brand glue stick
- Ornament hooks
- Premium Photo paper
- Medium-lightweight cardboard for backing
The cardboard backing I use came from a pack of printer photo paper. Any medium-lightweight cardboard will work, but you must be able to cut it easily with scissors. Over the years I found standard poster board to be a bit too flimsy unless you pre-glue two sheets together.
Once your image is printed — glue it onto the cardboard backing and allow 20 minutes for it to dry. Now comes the cutting challenge. I deliberately cut off the volume buttons and power button at the top to make my ornament look uniform.
I think the iPad mini with hand attached looks amazing on the tree — although it's a monster to cut.
Once you have a cleanly cut ornament, glue the magnets on back with the strong adhesive — center them and place roughly 1/2" from the top and bottom. Allow another 20 minutes of drying time.
Now bend your hook on one side to fit around the top magnet and your iPhone 5 ornament is ready to hang.
You'll notice the magnets help give weight to your ornament as well. [But] if you try to attach the hook before the adhesive is dry, your magnet will pull right off.
Note: Photo paper is sensitive to liquid or spit — so try to avoid that. (Photo Credit: iPhoneSavior.com)