Today I’m sharing nine free printable Christmas carols along with ideas for making them into Christmas music ornaments and other Christmas crafts.
Over the years I’ve made all kinds of handmade Christmas ornaments, but some of my very favorite DIY ornaments are Christmas music ornaments made from old copies of Christmas sheet music.
My favorite 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 my collection of vintage songbooks and hymnals and scanned the most popular Christmas songs to share as free printables. But first I’m sharing a few of my favorite Christmas ornaments and decor using Christmas music.
You’ll find the printable Christmas carols at the bottom of this post.
Christmas Music Ornament Ideas
There are so many ways to turn Christmas music into beautiful DIY ornaments. Hopefully these ornaments will give you some ideas to get you started. Simply click on the links below to visit each tutorial.
This cute little Joy to the World ornament was one of the first ornaments I ever made – and also one of the easiest! I made a cute little tag from the song Joy to the World and added it to a glittery globe ornament.
This ornament was inspired by one of my favorite classic Christmas Carols – O Little Town of Bethlehem. I added my version of the Bethlehem skyline to a copy of the song and made it into an ornament. Simple, but beautiful.
This ornament doesn’t feature one specific song, but rather the beauty of music in general. This tiny wreath is easier to make than it may seem and it looks gorgeous on the tree.
I made special printables of 4 of my favorite Christmas carols for these cute embroidery hoop ornaments: Silent Night, Joy to the World, The First Noel, and Away in a Manger. You can find those printables at the link above, but these would also be pretty sweet made with classic Christmas sheet music.
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. (And if you like the Bible version, there’s a free printable at the link above.)
Christmas Music Decor Ideas
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 for my Christmas table decor.
And most recently I made this cute Merry Christmas banner using an old hymnal and some chipboard letters.
Free Printable Christmas Carol Sheet Music
Ready to create some Christmas music decor?
Because these Christmas songs were scanned from vintage hymnals, you can print them on any paper and they will still have a slightly aged look.
But if you want to go that extra step to make 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.
The following songs are available to download as free printables:
- 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
I’ve included each song as a jpg to make it easy to print them in whatever size you need for your specific project.
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