Thursday, December 12, 2013

Handmade, White Rosette and Vintage Hymn Book **JOY** Christmas Ornament

Glad greetings to you on this bright morning! I hope you're all having a wonderful
season of celebrating. Being able to enjoy the spirit and beauty with a peace in your heart!
Does it seem to you that this time of year seems to overflow with
goodness and bring hope for miracles?
Well, today I wanted to share a project that I've been working on.
For me, the season is a joyful time and I want to share that with others.
And that's where the inspiration for this ornament came from.
I hope to make several to give as gifts.
I love old, printed music. And rosettes are so festive looking and so I wanted to
work them together somehow to make them look like a snowflake. Have you ever thought of a snowflake as a little miracle? I'm so amazed at how each one is unique;
just how God created us.

The project is easy. I hardly ever plan my projects out step-by step. I try to have on hand
what I know I like to work with. (Much of which I find at thrift stores.)
 I used my Martha Stewart scoring tool to make the rosette.
The little sheet music spirals are made from hymn book pages quartered, rolled
and glued to the underside of the 4" rosette. I smudged the 6" doily with a bit of
Chocolate Chip ink to make it look a bit aged and then I glued it to the back of the rosette.
With a paintbrush, I applied glue to the front side of the rosette and sprinkled some snow-white
glitter on it to make it sparkle like snow! I then took another
 hymnbook page and with my Bigshot and Sissix Perfect Pennants die,
I cut the center medallion and glued it on.

The letters for the Joy were cut out of thin cardboard from a cereal box using
the Tim Holtz Wordplay die. I brushed them with glue and applied the silver glitter.
The letters were then glued onto the center medallion.

I finished it off with a torn cotton bow and a button. There's
a piece of silver, elastic cord attached to the back for hanging.

And there it is. I hope you like it. Thank you so much for stopping by and
may the rest of this Christmas season and your new year be lovely and filled with
joy and blessings!
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