To get this holiday season started, I'm joining Stephanie at Under the Table and Dreaming for her Handmade Ornament Party! She has shown us 24 amazing ornament designs over the last six days, from 24 different bloggers, each with some really amazing, original, great ideas. So many of them would be great to do with your kids, or just fun to make on your own.
Tonight I'm linking up with my take on this year's most popular paper craft, the sheet music wreath. I have seen these made in every way, shape and size on blogs everywhere and on etsy, and I'm not sure whom to credit for this fantastic vintage idea! I can tell you that they're lots of fun to make, so here we go --
I found vintage sheet music in abundance at my local Half Price Books, for just a dollar or two each. To make this 7 inch ornament I cut each page into 16 pieces. Each piece is approximately 2 inches by 3 inches. With a little practice you can easily roll each one into a tiny cone. Hot glue the edge down. You'll need about 16 to 18 for each ornament.
Cut a 3 inch circle from sheet music, and spacing evenly, glue your cones around the edge. Mine aren't perfectly centered, which is okay, because I'm going to cover it up with the pleated medallion anyway.
Cut a 2-1/4 inch strip of sheet music, and cut that in half to make two pieces about 4-1/2 inches long. Make tiny pleats along the length of each. Fold them in half. First glue the inside pleats together, then each outside pleats together to form a circle. I glue the centers a little too, to keep them from spreading apart.
Dab some white glue on the edges, then dip into your choice of glitter. How cute it this red glitter? Add a rhinestone, or even a sequin or bead to the center, a tiny bit of string or ribbon for a hanger, and you're done!
And how fun would it be to make a customized ornament with someone's favorite song? I sure hope you will try this fun project, and also visit Stephanie for her Handmade Ornament Party! You'll be amazed, and inspired by the great projects she has featured!
Happy crafting! Love, Andrea