Tuesday, December 7, 2010

DIY Christmas Carol Plaque


From very humble materials, I crafted a piece of Christmas decor that I really like.


Here's what I used to make it:



I had this plaque that I bought on clearance at Target for 99 cents, so that was the base for my project. A canvas or even a piece of foam core board would work as well. I found the pretty angel ornament at Hobby Lobby for half price, and I was on my way.

I simply photocopied one of my favorite Christmas hymns onto a piece of parchment and glued it to my board. Do you know this hymn?

Angels, from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o'er all the earth;
Ye, who sang Creation's story
Now proclaim Messiah's birth.
Come and worship, come and worship,
Worship Christ, the newborn king!


The music was a little too small to cover the entire board, so I placed it over to the right. (If you were using a piece of foam core for this project, you could customize the size to fit your favorite Christmas carol.) When the glue was dry, I glued a piece of ribbon to the blank space and then hot-glued on my angel ornament.

Voila! A piece of Christmas artwork!


I like the way it looks on a plate stand sitting on the primitive sideboard in my dining room, although now I'm thinking I might want to swap the red ribbon for something a bit more subdued. Hmmm. . .

Yes.  The gold ribbon works better with the overall decor.


The possibilities for these plaques are endless. Other angel songs include "Angels We Have Heard on High" and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." Maybe a star ornament with "O Little Town of Bethlehem" or "It Came upon the Midnight Clear." Or bells with "Joy to the World." Or a candle with "Silent Night." Or a snowflake with "Winter Wonderland," or even a piece of greenery with "Deck the Halls." What do you think?


26 comments:

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

It's beautiful, Richella! I love this idea...what would the season be without Christmas hymns?

Karen said...

what a really pretty creation. Love the red ribbon & angel.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beautiful! I love this idea!

Lou Cinda

Mrs. Adventure said...

What a great (easy) idea, it looks fantastic!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Girl, I've got to steal-I mean borrow- this project. It's fabulous and so easy. I love modge podge because I can't mess it up.

Holly said...

It's lovely, Richella! I know that song from a few Christmas albums we have, but I don't think I've ever sung it at church. Too bad...it's pretty.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I love it, Richella!!! I think I have to copy this! So many possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

I'm back again stalking this post:) for one more look. I love Amazing Grace and my mind is spinning with "your" idea....

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love it, love it, love it! I love that hymn too. What a great way to use your favorite hymn. Did I mention that I love it?

Heather said...

That is beautiful and so creative!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Very very pretty, Richella! I love the addition of the ribbon. That really dresses it up. Great project!! :)

nonnie said...

LOVE IT!

melody-mae said...

Oh I love it! I have seen so many ornaments this year with sheet music...swoon!!!

Centsational Girl said...

How lovely Richella, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without angels and music! Such a sweet keepsake! Thanks so much for linking up!
xo
Kate

Terri said...

LOVE this idea!! What a wonderful Christmas gift it would make to give to friends. I think I would add a few, fun scrapbook embellishments, too! I am over here to steal, I mean try out, your pumpkin bread recipe tonight! I have a couple of Christmas tea posts up on my blog you would enjoy! I have a 3rd planned, but haven't finished it yet. Blessings!!!

Nancy said...

I really like this idea! And the hymn is a beautiful one. The men's choir at our old church used to sing it a lot and I loved it!

Nancy

Vanessa said...

Hi Richella! What a beautiful and clever idea! It looks gorgeous right there next to that angel. :-)
Vanessa

Blondie's Journal said...

You are so clever and creative! I love it!

XO,
Jane

Southern Lady said...

What a great idea. I may use something similar for my music room this year! Carla

Melissa Miller said...

It is so beautiful Richella!

I hope you are doing well. How is your finger?

Stay warm. ~Melissa :)

HeathahLee said...

Oh, how pretty! I think where you have it is wonderful, but I agree with you that the ribbon might need to be changed. Maybe a burgundy ( because that's my favorite color?)? : ) And yes, I know that carol...I like Steven Curtis Chapman's version the best.

I am working on some Christmas music ornaments for the altos...it's a star ornament from BHG.com and I love the way they're turning out. I'm using my favorite, "What Child Is This?" as well as "O, Holy Night" and "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel." I'm planning a post on it soon but you know how that goes with me. : )

And as far as Hobby Lobby goes, I love me some 50% off ornaments. I just nabbed three (because my husband would kill me if I got more) fleur de lis ornaments for tassels the other day...can't wait to start working on them.

Nadir@StitchSense said...

Oh how beautiful, and what a great gift that would make too :-)

Ally said...

OK. I am totally going to copy your idea! I. Love. This. It would make such a great gift. My mom is totally getting a Christmas carol plaque from me for Christmas!! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

This is GREAT! I love Christmas hymns and incorporated sheet music for one into our Christmas card. I'm going to need to use it for your project as well I think! Thanks!

Terri at Finder's Keeper's said...

I really like this and the red ribbon adds to its beauty.

arkie said...

That is lovely! Great project!

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