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 later I realized I should swap the red ribbon for something a bit more subdued.

Hmmm. . . 



Yes.  The gold ribbon works better.


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!

Post a Comment

Did anyone ever tell you to keep your comments to yourself? That wasn't me! I LOVE to hear from you. Thank you so much for visiting!