Monday, December 5, 2011

"O Night Divine"

 For the last three years I have shared with you the favor we've made for our church's Christmas Home Tour.  This year we decided on the theme, "O Night Divine", a phrase from the song O Holy Night.
Music was definitely necessary. This is real music, but from an old cantata book, not precious sheet music. I began by trimming it down a little, then folding it fan style, probably 1/2-3/4" wide. You'll need two sheets for each ornament. A bone folder comes in very handy for this as well as a glue stick, hot glue and binder clips.  
We glittered 4 inch stars to go with the Night Theme, of course.  We bought glittered paper for them and glittered them even more. I used Martha Stewart's glitter. She has beautiful colors. Then I cut little medallions with the Cricut.  The colored ones are 1-3/4" with the cream color being 1-1/4". I used a variety of colors.  Why make it easy when you can change it up? Basically it's because I couldn't make up my mind.  I liked several combinations.

I punched holes and tied crochet thread for hangers.
 There were several color combinations to choose from.
 These would be cute on the tree or anywhere.
They could say all sorts of Christmas phrases, whatever is appropriate for your home.

I really love the gold and gray one. I wanted to "age" them and glitter the edges but ran out of time.
You can see the other gifts we made in 2010 and 2009.  Everyone loved them.

I'm linking up Centsational Girl's Holiday Craft party and House of Hepworth's.  It's not too late to check out all the great ideas!


  1. These decorations are just lovely, Karen. Did you copy the sheet music or just use up an old cantata book? Wasn't quite sure. I just saw some sheet music paper at local art store that may work for this. I've been searching for ideas for this year's handmade ornament gift. You may have ended my search! Thanks!

  2. Very cute and they look like fun to make.

  3. Those ornaments are beautiful. T

  4. Those are so darling! Just one more justification for why I need a cricut :) Haha. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  5. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!


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