Christmas craft

DIY Music Sheet Garland

Hello, hello! I got to share this DIY over at Persia Lou last week. I thought I would repost it here in case you missed it! 

DIY Music Sheet Garland via Like a Saturday

Most of my Christmas decorating this year has a vintage vibe. That means lots of little vintage trinkets and bottle brush trees, tinsel, and sheet music! I created a couple of garlands using vintage sheet music to incorporate into my decor. I already had all of the supplies on hand, so these delicate garlands didn’t cost me a thing to make. You could create your own for a few bucks {or even free!}. 

DIY Music Sheet Garland via Like a Saturday

You will need either an old hymnal or songbook {I found mine on eBay for a couple of bucks a few years ago} or if you’d rather not tear up an old book, you can print copies of sheet music online. You will also need scissors, X-acto knife, paper punch, string, and either scotch tape or glue. {and you’ll want to be sure to do your crafting by the light of the tree…because of course!}.

DIY Music Sheet Garland via Like a Saturday

Start by cutting a sheet out of the hymnal with an X-acto knife. To create a pennant flag style garland, fold the paper into quarters. 

DIY Music Sheet Garland via Like a Saturday

Slightly trim 3 of the 4 sides with a pair of scissors. 

DIY Music Sheet Garland via Like a Saturday

Then, on the untrimmed side, cut a triangle starting at each corner and meeting in the center of the paper. To create any other style of garland, use a paper punch in the shape of your choice. 

Next, cut a piece of string or twine to the desired length. Space out each piece of the garland and attach to the string with scotch tape or a dot of hot glue. You can leave the sheet music as is or embellish with a bit of glitter. 

DIY Music Sheet Garland via Like a SaturdayI strung a short piece of flag style garland across my mantel, and tucked some circle garland {that I made with a paper punch} onto our main tree in the living room.

DIY Music Sheet Garland via Like a Saturday

I love these little garlands! They are so simple and festive.

Thanks to Alexis for inviting me to share last week! I hope y’all will hop on by her place sometime soon! {She’ll be participating in a little tour of homes happening here next week – more details tomorrow!}.  You can also find Alexis on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!  

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Easy Ornament Frame

Psst….this month’s big giveaway went live at midnight. Don’t miss out on a chance to deck out your mantel!

This is my second time to participate in the Craftaholics Anonymous Craft Exchange. It is so much fun! Last time, I made these paint-dipped bamboo spoons. With the Holidays practically staring us in the face, I chose to go with a Christmas-y craft this time around. I made a picture frame ornament….that is made of ornaments. It’s like Inception! ;)

Easy Ornament Frame

 I picked up an MDF frame ornament from the Christmas crafting section of Hobby Lobby, a few packs of mini ornaments, and a long strand of silver beads. 

Easy Ornament Frame - supplies

The actual MDF frame wasn’t quite large enough to attach the ornaments, so I cut a base out of cardboard. I used a large mason jar to guide the actual size of the base, and the glass insert of the frame to guide the inner cut out. 

I started hot glueing the ornaments to the cardboard base. I ended up popping the end off of the ornaments to that they fit a little more snug. I continued glueing until pretty much the entire base was covered, and filled in any bald spots with silver beads. All that is left to do is hot glueing the cardboard base to the MDF frame.  

easy ornament frame - glue ornaments to cardboard base

Easy peasy! This would make a great gift for neighbors or teachers. It will look great holding this year’s Christmas card photo, or a photo of a fun Christmas memory! 

Easy Ornament Frame

 You can hop on over to Linda’s place and see all of the other awesome craft exchange projects linked up! 

Easy Ornament Frame

Have a happy day! 

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