Thursday, November 17, 2011

Musical Ornament Gift Idea

Imagine this ornament..... with some old music paper instead of book paper. Isn't it lovely? It might just make the perfect gift this Christmas for some music lovers I know.
My sister Kara has posted a tutorial on how to make it on here crafty/cooking blog
My daughter and I put some together last night for the "recycling themed" Festival of Trees ornaments she's making for school. They are pretty simple to make for an "uncrafty" person like myself.
If you stop by her site, you may also want to check out her recipe index. Some of my favorite prepare ahead dishes for piano teaching days are Really Good Crock Pot Roast, Cafe Rio Pork, Bajio Style Chicken and Dutch Oven Chicken. But watch out... you'll have to scroll past all of the mouth-watering desserts first and might get stopped before you reach your destination:)!

I actually have my older sister Kara to thank for my obsession with piano. She started lessons first but was not very interested, so one day I eagerly volunteered to go in her place which sparked the fire for me. When we were younger she thought she was lacking in talent since music, art & dance were not her "thing" but its obvious when you see the # of followers on her blog - she was wrong, her talents just lie in other areas!


  1. What a cute idea! I'll have to make some!

  2. Thanks Heidi! It did take me awhile to discover my talents, but I am so thankful for them now. :)

  3. What a beautiful ornament! Thanks for sharing this!

  4. Thank-you for posting your sister's craft. The music idea was beautiful and today my granddaughter and I made 10 of them. I could not get the pleated middle to look good so we just cut round circles of different colored papers with a little jewel in the middle. Great Fun!

  5. I'm glad you liked it. I found the cardstock a bit hard to work with too, so I used plain white paper instead and used a hot glue gun so I wouldn't have to wait for the craft glue to dry. It ended up being a bit easier for me.