Sheet Music Ornament Tutorial

Hi, friends!
I’ve noticed that this little ornament has been getting a lot of attention lately on Pinterest and elsewhere, so I wanted to post the tutorial here {I originally guest-posted it at Sweet Anne Designs last month}.
Here you go:
One of the first projects I tackled for this year was a sheet music ornament.  I had seen something similar on Pinterest using the text from the Christmas story in the Bible, but something in me just couldn’t bear to rip up those precious words.  Instead, being a music lover, I made my own version using the music and lyrics to “Adeste Fidelis,” aka “O Come All Ye Faithful.”  Here’s how I did it…and how you can too!
Sheet Music Ornament
– clear plastic ornament {I guess you could do it with a colored one too; it gets all covered anyway}
– Mod Podge Glossy finish {I love this stuff}
– paint brush
– sheet music and lyrics for Christmas carol of your choice, or any printed document
– glitter!
– ribbon
STEP 1: Gently tear your sheet music and lyrics into small pieces, ripping toward yourself for neater edges.  As a side note, I just searched online for free piano sheet music and printed it out; there’s a ton of it out there.  For the lyrics, I copied them from Wikipedia, then pasted them into a Word document and changed the font to make them a little fancy.

STEP 2: Remove ornament topper and paint some Mod Podge onto the ornament.  Begin layering your sheet music on top to cover the surface.  Smaller pieces are better so they don’t get too wrinkly.

STEP 3: Continue until entire ball is covered.

STEP 4: Layer some of your lyric pieces on top so you have a nice mix of words and music.

STEP 5: Paint Mod Podge over entire surface of ornament to give it a glossy finish.  While still wet, sprinkle glitter {yay, my favorite part!!} all over it.  Let it dry.  To dry mine, I stuck it on my ring mandrel and put the ring mandrel in an empty baby bottle…yeah, I know…totally ghetto-rigged.  But it worked!
STEP 6: Replace ornament topper {you can glitter that too!}.  Tie ribbon around top and make a bow.  Enjoy!
What do you think?  It’s easy, it’s cheap {the ornaments only cost about $1 at Michaels}, and you can personalize it with your favorite song.
Happy Crafting,

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  1. I love this! I’ve got a whole jar of glossy mod-podge I bought accidentally, some old sheet music and some old boring ornaments. I might have to borrow this idea! Thanks for making a tutorial!


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