Monday, August 26, 2013

Joy Sheet Music Christmas Tree Ornament

Some people do Christmas in July projects.  Well, here's my Christmas in August ornament.  Really I have just been busy and am behind on finishing some projects, so I am blogging about an ornament I made for my tree last Christmas.

This ornament was super easy to make, and it looked really cute on my tree.

--sheet music (I found Ode to Joy online for free)
--clear glass ornament ball (I got mine on sale at Hobby Lobby)
--acrylic paint and brush

Step 1: Cut sheet music into long sheets that are narrow enough to fit into the ball.

Step 2: Curl the sheets some and then put them into the ball slowly so that they curve around.

Step 3: Paint "Joy" (or whatever you want it to say) on the ball.  Let the paint dry.

Step 4: Cut ribbon/twine/string in the size size you want for hanging the ornament on the tree.  Attach it to the ornament.


  1. Very clever idea! Thanks for linking up to 'Anything goes Mondays'

  2. Cool idea! Christmas will be here before we know it! I should get started on my holiday crafts soon, too! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!

  3. I have seen these done and they are very pretty on a tree. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I'm sure it's not intentional, but I am not seeing a link back to the party.

    1. I'm still a bit new to blogger. I have seen people have a separate page for link parties, but I haven't figured out yet how to have tabs/separate pages on my blog.

  4. Hi Julie! This turned out so nice! I did something very similar last Christmas. Instead of music I wrote special memories of the recipient and my year together and then curled those up and put them inside those clear ornaments, how great are they?!?! Thanks for sharing it at the Pinworthy Project Party at Planned in Pencil. I've been using blogger for years so if you have any questions I'd be happy to help :)