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.
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?