Monday, November 28, 2011

Sheet Music Ornaments for the Christmas Tree & Holiday Decor

It's Monday after the long Thanksgiving weekend,
and I, along with many of you out there,
am recovering from the festivities today.

Fighting off the lethargy,
struggling to focus on tasks,
and all the time thinking of how comfy the couch would be,
how nice to snuggle up all day in a blankie,
and just watch some of the episodes of NCIS
that are stored on the DVR.

However, that's just not going to happen.
It's been a busy morning,
my Daisy, a big, old, fluffy 20plus pound Shih,
had an eye that was not looking so well.
Luckily, the vet said some drops would help relieve the pressure,
so the eye should be back to norm in a few days.
However, he also confirmed what we had feared,
Daisy has very little sight.
It doesn't slow her down alot,
but lately she's been bumping into more things.
But she is happy,
and bouncy,
and jumping about,
now that she's home from the vet.
Daisy does not like to leave the homestead for long.
She's a homebody and doesn't see the need to be out and about.
I'm like that somedays too.

I'd been hoping to make some fan paper ornaments
to decorate my booth at the antique mall.

Thankfully, the thrift store had more sheet music,
as I'd used what I had making these ornaments.

I can't remember when I first learned to make paper fans,
perhaps in first grade,
but maybe even before.

So this project takes something that many of us learned as children
and combines it with something that we use everyday - paper.

You can do this with any paper you have about -
brown paper bags, magazine pages, gift wrap,
or, as I've done here, sheet music.

 I want to make a HUGE wreath like this
from some wrapping paper that I found recently.
Crossing my fingers that it works.
If so, I'll be sharing it tomorrow.

Below are a few more of my Christmas ideas
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  1. The paper pinwheels are so much fun. You are so clever. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  2. Love them - especially with the sheet music!

    Thanks for sharing and Knick of Time Tuesday - it's always a pleasure to have your participation.

    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

  3. Looks like we had the same idea with the fanned ones. :-) Love the shredded sheets in the glass ornaments.

  4. Great ideas. I love things made from sheet music, book pages or anything paper.

  5. don't forget to share these at my party! love them!

  6. I really like the fans made from sheet music. It seems even more joyful than those made out of book pages. Thanks so much for sharing these at my Winter Wonderland party over at I Gotta Create!

  7. I love the sheet music ornaments! Visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

  8. Would luv for you to add it in our linking party, so our readers will discover this awesome project at
    Have a great week,

  9. I really like the sheet music , think I will give it a try and then glue a Santa face or some Chritmas picture in the middle

    I will be watching for the larger one out of wrapping paper you are making

  10. Love the sheet music and other ideas. We got a second small tree for our family room and the idea was to only put handmade ornaments on it. So far we have bows....these are great ideas to add to it! Visiting from A-Z.

  11. I love crafts made from sheet music--so simple but so beautiful!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  12. Love the use of the sheet music, the fans came out great, Laura

  13. so pretty. love love your paper crafts.

  14. So Beautiful & Inspiring! Thank you!!


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