Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sheet Music Christmas Ornaments


These are cute and easy Christmas ornaments that are made using clear plastic bulbs, old sheet music or pages from books, glitter and Modpodge.  They are sure to bring a smile to the music or book lover on your Christmas list this year!  I had fun making them, and I can't wait to give them away!

Plastic Christmas ornaments, Modpodge, paint brush

Old sheet music or books (even newspaper would work)

Tear the pages of music or books in small pieces,  
remove metal top (hanger) from ornament cover ball with the Modpodge,
 put the Modpodge on both sides of paper with brush getting it very wet

Cover the entire ball with the pieces of torn sheet music or books
using paint brush dipped in the  Modpodge to smooth out... 
your fingers work great for this too but it is very messy!

Let dry (I dried mine overnight).  Mix a little brown color paint
 (I used nutmeg brown) with water to thin it out and brush it 
on the ornament lightly, then rub off with paper towel.  
This helps give it a more "antique" appearance

  Put metal tops back on ornaments.  Use paint brush to put Modpodge
 on the metal hanger, and around the top of the ornament 
and sprinkle with glitter.  I used white iridescent glitter 
but gold or silver would be beautiful too!

 Let glitter dry... I used little paper cups to hold them upright to dry

I made vintage tags in Microsoft Publisher from free clip art I found online

I used my paper cutter to cut the tags evenly

I antiqued my cards using some brown colored chalk 
around the edges and smudging it with a tissue

I punched a small hole and tied a tag on each of my ornaments

I just used a simple twine hanger to keep the rustic 
old world feel to the ornament

These were very easy to make, and I think they would make great gifts for girlfriends, co-workers, secret Santa gifts, or gift exchanges.  If you are looking for a fun craft to make for gifts this Christmas you should give these a try... no time, or not feeling like making a mess, just click on the tab at the top of this page, it will take you to my Etsy shop where you just might find a few already made ;), and don't worry it won't hurt my feelings if you tell them you made it yourself!  

Happy Crafting,

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