So today is the twelfth and final day of sharing handmade Christmas ornaments! I’m pretty sure this last ornament may just be my favorite of the Twelve.
I made this tiny Christmas music wreath using pages of Christmas carols torn from an old hymnal. Around here, hymnals are pretty easy to find at estate sales and thrift stores but if you don’t have time to go searching for your own, I’ve got you covered. Yesterday I shared a free download of three of my favorite Christmas carols straight from my vintage hymnals – Silent Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and Joy to the World. You can download your own copies, print them out, and you are all set. Just make sure to print them on both sides of your paper for this project.
Sheets of Christmas music (you can find free printable versions here)
hot glue gun
tiny wreath form
three jingle bells
Making the Ornament
To make this wreath, I used pretty much the same method I used for my salvaged Bible wreath – just much smaller and with more layers.
First cut a few long strips from your music and cover your little wreath. This will be your base.
Cut the rest of your music into tiny rectangles – around two inches by three inches. Roll each rectangle into a cone and hot glue it together.
Hot glue the cones onto the tiny wreath form.
Tie three jingle bells together with a piece of twine or string. Push the twine through the hole in the center of the wreath. You can glue it in place or just tie the ends of the twine around the wreath form.
Finally, tie another piece of twine around the wreath base for hanging.
Love it! And now for the final round of ornaments from my brilliant blogging friends:
Simple Red Bead Ornament | May Richer Fuller Be
Christmas Music Wreath Ornament | Lovely Etc.
Nautical Jute and Rope Ornaments | Thrifty and Chic
Star Pine Cone Ornament | Cherished Bliss
Clay State Ornaments | Whats Ur Home Story
Rudolph Ornament | Mom 4 Real
Fabric Heart Ornaments | Remodelando la Casa
Easy Burlap Ornament | Bigger Than The Three of Us
Kid’s Fingerprint Christmas Light Ornament | The Happier Homemaker
Mini Tinsel Wreath from Canning Lid | It All Started With Paint
Snowy Forest Glitter Ball Ornament | Serendipity Refined
Faux Mercury Glass Ornaments | All Things G&D
If you missed any of the 12 days of Christmas, you are going to want to be sure to catch up on all of the handmade Christmas goodness here.