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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Vintage Sheet Music Christmas Ornaments

Hi Everyone,
I know, it may seem a bit early to be thinking of Christmas already, but I just can't help myself!  The other day I made a few ornaments that I'm taking to my booth, and thought I'd share them with you today.
 I had fun making a bunch of these last year, so I thought I'd make a few and see how they sell in my booth before I go hog wild making a ton of them!
 I began with clear plastic ornaments from Michael's.  (No worries about breakage, yeah!)  Then came the fun part: filling them with hand torn strips of vintage sheet music, and embellishing them with crinkly seam binding, glittery silver stars, and dainty little glittered silk flowers.  I am in love with this gorgeous aqua seam binding!  Since I only had white silk flowers, I just brushed their petals with a bit of Mod Podge, then dusted them with some light blue flocking from Martha Stewart.  I think they came out quite nicely!
 And for the ornaments below, I used my favorite taupe seam binding, and just added some glitter to the flowers.  Because you can never have too much glitter!
 They are so much fun to make, and they look so pretty gathered in this wire basket for their photo shoot, I think!
 The wire basket was also one of my most recent creations.  I love wire anything, and was thrilled when I discovered this three tiered beauty last week while out thrifting!  It was black when I first discovered it, but I thought it would look oh so much better painted a creamy white!  It was quite challenging spray painting all of that wire!
 A bit of distressing, and I am lovin' the new look!  As much as I adore it, I'm putting it in my Etsy shop.
 Oooh, la, la!
 Now I'm off to do some more creating and blog hopping!  Hope you all have a tres magnifique day!!
I'm linking up with Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday


Trisha said...

Those ornaments are wonderful and I just love that aqua color! I can't wait to see what else you come up with for Christmas!


sissie said...

Hi Donna,
Love your ornaments. I don't blame you for testing them out before you make a bunch. I wish I had done that last year when I made up about twenty christmas cones and couldn't sell them....don't know why but I think it's because they were easy to copy. This year I'm trying just a few things at a time.

Love your three tier container. They are always good displays and sellers.


Myric said...

Your ornaments are so pretty! I don't think it is early to think about Christmas! I am too thinking of starting my Christmas projects!


Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hey Donna,
These ornaments are soo pretty, I'm sure you'll sell heaps of them.
Thanks for sharing the pretty easy to make decorations with us.

The Shabby three tier baskets are a fabulous idea for displaying and selling stuff on at any stall.
Ah, Full of good ideas!
Have a great weekend,
Creative hugs,

Kim K. said...

Very shabby. Very pretty, Donna.

Susan said...

These are just gorgeous Donna! I want one! I'm sure they'll sell out at your booth. You have such a lovely creative touch and it really is never too early for Christmas!
I love that tiered stand, too. :)
- Susan

Myric said...

After we left from France, we stayed in my in-law's for a few months in IL before we moved here in Arizona. It's been around two months now since we moved here in Tucson.

My grandma-in-law lives in Michigan! There's nothing like white Christmas in Michican!


Gail said...

How gorgeous Donna ! Hope you sell lots ! the little wire stand is a great find and you did a great job on the paintwork . Hope you have a lovely weekend !
Gail x

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I seem to gravitate towards the wirey things also. I love the tiered stand. So many ways to dress it up for the holidays!

Debbie said...

Pretty ornaments Donna! Glad the glitter fairy is back in business for the holidays.
That stand will work well for displaying things in your booth.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Donna, Your ornaments are gorgeous!!! And I love the basket too...so precious!!! XO Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

I LOVE Emily's pic on your side bar--lol! It's so adorable!! Now Jamie needs a raincoat!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I don't see how you parted with that wire basket...Love it!!! Your ornaments are great...the little star is the perfect touch with the glitter, of course!!!

Love of the Sea said...

Catching up on my blogging. This reminds me...I will email you when I get home over the weekend about my christmas order. I completely forgot I am on the road.