As mentioned in my last post, I started playing with trash and came up with a little idea.  This is very much a prototype, but you can get the idea, hopefully.

I tore the front off of an empty ribbon spool (I have a lot), and then sanded down the rough edge and covered it all with a coat of acrylic paint.  Covered the back with some pretty patterned paper (covering up the hole in the middle of the spool), and glued a photo in place.  Then I added some Savvy n Sassy ric-rac as a hanger and decorated the front with buttons.  And there you have it, a mini shadow-box ornament. 

I have a couple more in the works, incuding a Christmas one, that I think will be really cool.  Anyway, so much for throwing stuff away.  🙂