Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Music Sheet filled ornaments-

Ok, so the other night I was doing a quick run through of my reader and happened to see that Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming was hosting a series of guest posts on handmade ornaments.


Now I’m not very crafty, but one in particular just hit me hard, and I simply had to go get the supplies together and make it right there and then.

It was this tutorial by Mandy at Little Birdie Secrets that caught my fancy.

What made me get up off my lazy tush and actually try to do this?


a) my tree in the living room was short on ornaments and I needed something  white or glass to go with the theme of the tree.

b) On the weekend I just happened to have found a box of a dozen glass craft ornaments I had bought last year and never used.

c) And Mandy’s tutorial promised these would be the easiest ornaments I ever made.


As instructed by Mandy I gathered my ornaments, a pen, and an old church Music Issue hymnal circa 1993, from back in the days when I sometimes played flute at special masses at our church.


They hymnal paper was quite yellowed, which proved to be a good thing.

Anyways, just as promised by Mandy, in less than 20 minutes I had a dozen ornaments to add to my tree!

My music strips were short so they didn’t stay curled up very well, but I still like the effect.

Pardon the dark pictures, I was too excited to wait until the weekend to take daylight photos. (yes, that’s the only time I see my house in daylight anymore!)


I’m now calling my tree decorating done.



I just love the way the mirror wall behind the tree reflects back the lights.

Why, it looks like I have 2 trees in my living room!

Thank you Mandy and Stephanie Lynn for inspiring me to use what I have and get my tree decorated.

If you haven’t seen the Handmade Ornament Series, get on over and check it out. Tons of inspiration there, why Stephanie Lynn even has a link to last year’s ornaments too!



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  1. Rose, I love this too and yours look so pretty. I have all the elements to do this in a box and need to get going. Happy Christmas ♥ Olive

  2. Those are gorgeous!!!! You know... you might have just given me the idea for the perfect Christmas gift for my Mom!!! She is ONE HARD LADY to buy/make for!!!

    Thank You!!!
    ;-D robelyn

  3. Rose your tree is gorgeous! Those ornaments are the perfect addition. I'm going to go check out the handmade ornament series. Thanks and enjoy your tree!! hugs, Linda

  4. I would love to see a full shot of your tree to see the impact of the mirrors!

  5. yay! I love your new ornaments! we crafters are an impatient sort aren't we? I know if it were me, and I didn't make them RIGHT then, I wouldn't make them at all. :)
    your tree is perfect!
    ps my tree? still naked! :(

  6. I love this! As a classical musician, this would be awesome to add to my tree! Thanks for posting! .-_-

  7. Your tree and it's twin look lovely! I can relate to never being home in the light of day! It's dark when I leave in the morning and even darker when I return home at night. But the evening pictures capture your tree lights nicely!

  8. How fabulous! I love what you did with the ornaments! Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

  9. Beautiful. The ornaments are pretty and I love the mirror.

  10. Oh, those are cool! I'd say your tree is done, too. It's beautiful!!

  11. Serious catching up here. WOW! Love what you have been up to and your Christmas tree is the Crow's Toes! Sending Blessings your way : )

  12. Love the old music in the ornaments. Do you get the clear ornaments at a craft store? I have never seen them. Have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. Stella

  13. Rose your tree is so festive and pretty. Love all of it. Great job on the bulbs, I have to find those someday... I really like that look.

    Hugs, Deb


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