First I started with plastic bulbs I bought at Michaels. They were on sale for $1.49. They look just like glass (which make them hard to photograph!), but they are sturdy plastic, so they might actually last a while!
I took a photo of each our boys and cut a 3" circle of each. I then punched a small hole in the top and tied a string through it. When I put the top back on, it held the string in place ensuring that my picture would not be floating around the bulb. I rolled the picture up to fit it through the hole in the top of the ornament.
I cut an entire 8 1/2" x 11" piece of scrapbook paper into (roughly) 3/4" x 3" strips, and rolled them on a toothpick to make little paper "shavings." I placed these paper pieces in front and behind the picture to hold it in place.
I replaced the top, and tied a cute ribbon through it. There you have it! A festive little goody! This is one of the gifts I included in my mom's 12 Days of Christmas. Here are some more pictures.
Ornament: $1.49 at Michaels
Picture: $.12 at Walmart
Ribbon and Paper: I had on hand
Total for each bulb: $1.61!
Time: 1 Hour