Last year, I needed a Christmas gift idea for my piano students. I wanted to make each of them a Christmas tree ornament, and since there are several students, I didn’t want to spend a lot.
Here’s how I ended up making inexpensive ornaments using old music:
First, I cut old pieces of Christmas music into strips.
Then, I curled the strips. I used a scissors, just as I’d do if I were curling ribbon (if your music is on the older side, you’ll want to be careful not to tear it while curling it).
Buy a box of clear glass ornaments. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby. Various sizes are available, but the ones I used were about 2.5″ in diameter. The tops come off, making it easy to place several curls of music into each one. I also added a strand or two of silver “icicle” into each ball.
Related ideas would be to cut strips from pages of a favorite book for a book lover. Or, fill the glass ball with any tiny item that’s meaningful to you. My oldest daughter, who loves marching band, filled a ball with tiny bits of turf from the practice field.
Merry Christmas, all!
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