Today my friend Lisa from The Pennington Point is sharing easy sheet music ornaments that she made with her sweet son.
What’s better than combining time with your kids and Christmas decorating?! Nothing I can think of, unless you throw some chocolate into the mix.
I wanted to add some new ornaments to the tree this year, so I went to the supercenter and picked up some clear ones that I could fill with something. It’s a quick, easy project that’s fun for the kids and looks pretty on the tree.
Here’s what you need:
Old book (we used an old song book)
That’s it. No glue, no sewing machine, no patterns. Oh! You also need a kid….if you don’t have one I’ll bet a friend would let you borrow one of theirs.
You just cut the book pages into strips that will fit through the openings in the tops of the clear ornaments. We cut ours 1/4″ wide and we went across the page instead of up and down so the music would show better.
Then we curled them. Did you know you can curl book pages? It’s the same as curling ribbon, but you have to be a little gentler because it tears more easily. My son really enjoyed doing the curling.
Then we just pushed the book page curls into the ornaments and replaced the tops. I used the little ribbon spools to hold the finished ornament so I could tie a bow on them.
After about an hour we had a dozen new ornaments and a special memory.
He is so proud of them and he keeps telling me how much fun it was to do it with me. He’s sweet. I think I’ll keep him.
Have fun trimming your tree!
All week this week I’ll be sharing some great handmade ornament ideas from a few of my friends – with a link party on Friday to share YOUR handmade Christmas ornament ideas. Hope you’ll join me!