In the past year, I haven’t been able to post much due to a very hectic schedule. It’s strange how life will suddenly get so busy that it is dizzying thinking of the things to do and see. Despite the busy schedule, I have managed to knit a few little items here and there.
Usually around Christmastime, I don’t decorate a lot, but this year, I was bitten by the holiday bug.
Exhibit A: Our Paper Cone Christmas Wreath.
Exhibit B: Our 6.5 foot Christmas tree.
This tree is pretty old and has some branches that aren’t quiet connected like they should be … but this is the first traditional Christmas tree that I or Zach has had in years.
Exhibit C: Crafting ornaments.
These ornaments are not based on any other design in particular. They are just something that I decided to experiment with after I put up the Christmas tree.
What you need:
- Sheet Music (3-5 pages depending on how many ornaments you want to make)
- Craft glue
- Small cookie cutters
- Cardstock in your colors of choice
- 1/4″ inch ribbon
How to do it:
- Pick out your cookie cutters and trace them on to your sheet music.
- Cut out the design.
- Flip your cookie cutters over and trace the design on to your cardstock. Cut out the design.
- Cut a length of ribbon to hang your ornaments.
- Glue the sheet music to the cardstock with the ribbon in between them.
- Let completely dry and decorate your tree!
The tree topper is simply a free-handed star cut from two pages of sheet music and glued together.
The other ornaments are gold bells with red ribbon.
The best part about these decorations is that I didn’t have to buy anything! I already had everything that I used on the tree!