Thursday, November 11, 2010

MORE DIY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS:

 

Music sheet this, music sheet that…everywhere you turn in blogland, there’s music sheets.  If you’re tired of music sheet crafts, you might want to skip this post…lol…

Have you seen the latest Pottery Barn Catalog yet?  I LOVE LOVE LOVE their “Songbird Tree”.  It’s so pretty and romantic!  I love the glittery music notes, the glittery oval photo frames, the “Happy Holidays” garland, the little bitty birdcages.  I loved it so much that I ordered everything on that tree.  Yeah right!  I wish I could…lol…  But it did inspire me to make some new ornaments for our Christmas tree, with a “musical theme” of course.  I am nowhere near finished,  but I couldn’t wait to share them with you all. 

I tried to get a picture of the music note ornaments separately but they kept showing up gold for some reason. 

Here’s how I made those:  I printed out some music notes from MS Word.  Transferred them to cardboard.  Cut them out.  Glued and glittered both sides.  I still need to add the ribbon holders.  These are not as sturdy as Pottery Barns I’m sure, but after gluing and glittering both sides, it does get quite stiff.  I think these would also be cute with some aged sheet music mod podged on them instead of the glitter.  I may have to try that and see how they turn out. 

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Well, ok, not all of it’s music themed.  This is a tissue paper flower that I made by cutting up an old sewing pattern.  I added a big rounded button to the center.  I’m sure you remember how to make these from kindergarten.  We used to make them from toilet paper when I was little.

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I’m not sure if tissue paper would be safe on a lit tree or not, (would they?)  but I thought that I would make a bunch of these and use them on top of gifts.  Or maybe make a big bouquet of them and add some really pretty ribbon and use it as a topper.  OOOH…I think that would be really pretty.

 

For the music scrolls, I went to MS word & shrunk some Christmas sheet music that I found HERE to about the size of a pack of cigarettes (do you like how I measure things…lol…).  I was able to fit all four on one page.  I Printed them out on Kraft paper, tore them out & glittered the edges.  While those were drying, I made the scroll part.  I used more Kraft paper cut a little larger than the music, rolled the ends onto wooden skewers, and added round wooden beads to the ends.  I wanted a “layered” look, so I tore some strips of coffee stained paper and glued them on.  When the sheet music parts were dry, I mod podged them on top of the coffee stained paper.  Then I took some craft wire and made the coiled holders.  I love how they turned out but I think I’ll just use twine instead of the wire.  Which would you use?

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And last but certainly not least…my favorite…the stars:

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I used a tutorial from Ladies Home Journal, but it’s pretty self explanatory.  Cut out the larger star from corrugated cardboard, cut the smaller one from sheet music, add a twine bow and a ribbon hanger (I haven’t got those made yet).  I think these are so stinkin’ cute!  I’m going to try some different shapes as well.  Maybe some hearts, ovals, birdies, etc, etc, etc. 

The best part of all of these ornaments is:  They were all FREE!  I would be willing to bet that every crafter out there has these supplies on hand already.  Can’t beat that!

Well, I guess if I want to get these made before Christmas gets here, I’d better hop off of here and get busy!  Thanks for stopping by and I’ll catch ya later!

 

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10 comments:

Jamie said...

I found your at Beyond the Picket Fence link party. I love your site. What cute decorations. We are moving a few weeks before Christmas so I don't think we will do much decorating. I'm a little depressed about it. I will keep these in mind for next year though.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

Bella said...

These turned out terrific. I really love this kidn of project, Free, lol. What a fantastic change to thr normal decorations. I may give this a try this year.

I host a Christmas party **6 weeks 2 JINGLE** would you like to come check it out, and of course participate. I expect to have a great turnout, with tons of great ideas. Please link up your Christmas crafts, they are AWESOME, and I would LOVE to have you.

Bella :)

Gremma said...

Hi! I found you through The Shabby Nest. Such cute ornaments! I wish I could follow via email. Have you thought of adding a "subscribe by email" button like through feedburner? I would love it if you did!

Janet said...

I love your star ornaments! They would make a fun gift for a music teacher. Thanks for the idea.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Very nice! I love the stars especially. The two layers of paper look so awesome together.

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Sandy Ang said...

Really fab ornaments !

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

These would make such great tags on gifts! Adorable!

Claire said...

Found you from the funky junk interiors linky party-love the ornaments-they look antique!

Egy derék asszony said...

Very cute! Greetings from Hungary!

Egy derék asszony said...

Very cute! Greetings from Hungary!

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