There are a ton of festive DIY ornaments floating around Pinterest, so I thought I’d take a stab at making one of my favorites – the DIY Vintage Christmas Carol Ornament!
Truth: I had some serious doubts while making this ornament. I thought is was going to be a complete disaster. Actually, no, I was fairly certain that it was going to be the ugliest ornament in the world. Like a kindergartner’s first paper mâché. But, I kept plugging along and finished the darn thing… and once it dried, to my complete surprise, it actually looked pretty cute!
In retrospect, I would have used some of those free printables that I recommend down below, in lieu of the parchment paper cookie sleeves I saw at my craft store. BUT, this ornament is still adorably festive, jolly AND incredibly easy to make.
If you want to make these, for yourself or as a gift, make a set of four ornaments with a different Christmas carol on each. How cute would that be?! That’s on my to-do list for next year – with my FAVORITE Christmas song, Carol of the Bells.
- One piece of ripped sheet music at a time, dip the foam brush into the modge podge, smooth the glue on its back, then stick it onto the ornament. Spread modge podge on top of the piece of paper (note: I used my fingers to smooth out the air bubbles beneath the paper – it’s the easiest way, but you’ll get messy hands!).
- Repeat that step until the ornament is completely covered with music (it’s OK to overlap pieces!).
- The ornament will be very wet with all of the mod podge once you’re done covering it. Use that opportunity to sprinkle it with white glitter.
- Tie a ribbon or string on top of the ornament and hang in a dry location until dry.