Over the years I’ve made a lot of handmade Christmas ornaments out of all kinds of materials But some of my very favorite DIY ornaments are Christmas music ornaments made from old copies of Christmas songs.
I’ve found the best place to find vintage copies of Christmas carols is in old church hymnals. Most hymnals contain a lot of the classic Christmas carols and where I live in Virginia, it’s pretty easy to find old hymnals at thrift stores and estate sales. But I know it isn’t necessarily quite so easy to find them in other parts of the world. So I figured I’d share the wealth. I looked through all of my vintage songbooks and hymnals (I love to buy them to decorate with) and scanned the most popular Christmas songs to share as free printables.
Free Printable Christmas Carol Sheet Music
You can print them on any paper and they will still have a slightly aged look. But if you really want them to look like the real deal, I recommend printing them on parchment paper. It will help give the paper that textured, slightly yellowed feel of old paper.
All of the songs can be downloaded right here. The file contains all of the songs listed below.
Angels We Have Heard on High
Away in a Manger
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Joy to the World! The Lord is Come
O Little Town of Bethlehem
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Silent Night, Holy Night
The First Noel
Christmas Music Ornament Ideas
Need a few ideas for Christmas music ornaments to make with your printed carols? Here are a few of my own ornaments. (You can click each title to see a tutorial)
I also made this similar ornament using a print out of the Christmas story from Luke 2 in the Bible. But you could make the same ornament using Christmas music if you prefer. (Get the tutorial and printable I used here.)
And I’ve got a few ideas that aren’t ornaments as well. I’ve used Christmas sheet music to make a super cute (and cheap) Christmas table runner.
And most recently I made this cute Merry Christmas banner using an old hymnal and some chipboard letters.