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I've been noticing that there are a lot of crafts and ornaments made with vintage sheet music around the internet this year. Another trend are the ornaments that have the names that Jesus Christ is known by throughout the scriptures. I love both of these trends and decided it would be great to combine them into one style of ornament. I love keep Christ in Christmas and this a beautiful reminder of Him that can hang on the tree the entire season.
The first thing I did was design the names onto sheet music. I found a vintage copy of O Holy Night that I used as my background and then I came up with 12 names for the Savior and framed them on the sheet music. There are many more than 12 names, but I thought 12 would be perfect to use to put on the tree for a 12 days of Christmas idea, and you wouldn't necessarily have to have your tree up from December 1st like you would if you did 24 days. Does that make sense?
After I printed out my paper copies of the names, I had to decide how I wanted to mount them as ornaments.
My first idea was to put them on raw wood circles of wood with jute hangers. My husband was going to slice up a branch that we have to allow me to do this. But, he had trouble with his saw and asked me if I couldn't just buy some this time. I said that I could, but when I went to price them, I didn't want to spend $3.99 per circle to do 12 ornaments! So, I found another option.
The ornaments are slightly larger than my printed circles, so I needed to decide what color to paint the ornament itself.
First I chose purple. It is a royal color and I felt like the music would stand out on it nicely. I removed the red ribbon that the ornaments came with and later replaced it with a gold ribbon.
My husband thought that they would look good in bright Christmas colors, so I tried red, blue and green. I used the same red ribbon that the ornaments came with for these. They do look good, but I still wasn't sure I'd found what looked best!
After doing the colorful ones, I decided I should try some creamy white ones with gold ribbons.
But, then I went to Michael's and I found these!
Tips On Making These Ornaments:
Side Note: When I went to put the music on the natural wood rounds, the jute was right where the music needed to be. So, I used a paper punch and cut out just a bit at the top so it would fit right up against the jute. You can see what i mean in the photos below.
Okay, here is the pdf of the names for you to download. Just click on the image and print it in color. There will be 2 pages to give you 12 names.
One of the fun things about this print is that I merely put the names up randomly without looking at the words of the hymn behind them. But look!
I'm torn as to which one is my favorite version of these. I have a friend who loves purple who I will probably give those to. I think families with little kids will enjoy the colorful ones because they will catch their eyes more. I love the cream colored ones and the natural wood ones both. Which version would you choose? I may have to put up a poll!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!