Saturday, November 1, 2014

DIY Sheet Music Ornament

I may not have our tree up, or any other Christmas decorations for that matter... but I still spent my entire day figuring out all the crafts I wanna do and listening to Christmas music!
Some may say it's too early, I say thank goodness Halloween is finally over!
All I've been able to think about is Christmas lately!
I organized all our ornaments today and decided, why not make some of my own?
I had leftover sheet music scrapbook paper from this project and decided a sheet music ornament would be the perfect addition to the rest of my ornaments!
Then I saw my gold glitter (one thing you'll learn about me, is that I absolutely LOVE glitter!) and then this ornament came to life!
I'm so happy with the way it turned out and cannot wait to put up our tree now!


  • Sheet music scrapbook paper (you could easily use actual sheet music too but I had this on hand)
  • Gold glitter
  • I know I have mod podge pictured but after I took the picture I actually decided gold paint would be the better option. 
  • Twine and white ribbon (or any sort of ribbon you want)
  • Plastic or glass craft ornaments (I'm known for dropping and breaking things so I went with plastic)
  • scissors
  • paint brush

  1. Cut paper into thin strips (not spaghetti thin but the thinner the better) and paint the back side with one coat of paint. I painted them one at a time then sprinkled glitter over it right away so that the glitter would have something to stick to before it dried.  
  2. Let dry, shake off excess glitter, cut in half, then twist them to make a spiral. Insert paper into the ornament.
  3. Place tops back on and tie the twine/ribbon leaving a hole big enough to hang on your tree.
  4. That's it! Just shake it a few times to evenly distribute the paper, hang it on your tree, and watch the glitter glisten among the lights :)

There you have it, the first craft of Christmas!
I started two others today that I will be posting as soon as they are finished :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

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