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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Christmas Carol Ornament

By: Kathleen George for STYROFOAM Brand Foam

Use Christmas carol sheet music to create a lovely ball ornament perfect for music lovers. These ornaments will encourage friends and family to burst into song! This Christmas carol ornament is a lovely craft that will get you into the spirit of the season. Caroling is a classic Christmas activity that many people wish would become popular again. With this beautiful homemade ornament, the enchantment of Christmas caroling can enter your home once more.

Christmas Carol Ornament

Materials:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • Ball, 4"
  • Christmas carol sheet music or photocopy
  • Artificial berry or holly pick
  • Decoupage medium
  • White/iridescent glitter
  • Silver jingle bells, 1", two
  • Sheer white/iridescent ribbon, 1/2" x 1/3 yd.
  • Silver cording
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Wooden skewer
  • Wide, soft paintbrush
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue

Instructions:

  1. Cut title from sheet music and cut rest of page into 1-1/2" squares. Insert wooden skewer into bottom of foam ball to use as handle.
     
  2. Follow manufacturer's instructions to apply decoupage medium to small area of ball and to back of one paper square. Smooth paper onto ball; if paper won't lay flat, cut tiny slits into paper edges and press to ball. Cover entire ball in same way, overlapping paper edges.
     
  3. Trim music title as desired and glue to ball in visible location; place skewer in heavy glass or jar to dry. Apply generous coat of decoupage medium to entire ball; while wet, sprinkle with glitter. Let dry. Remove skewer.
     
  4. Cut 8" length from cording; knot ends for hanging loop. Use skewer tip to make small hole in center top of ornament. Apply glue to cording knot and use skewer to push knot into hole. Tie ribbon bow and glue to base of hanger.
     
  5. Cut two 6" lengths from cording and tie a jingle bell to one end of each length. Place dot of glue into hole at bottom of ornament and use skewer to push cord ends into hole. Glue small bit of greenery to ornament to cover hole.


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This is a wonderful idea. My daughter in law is a sweet lady but the hardest one to find presents for. She doesn't wear jewelry except for her rings and she us allergic to just about every scent out there, she is nit a kitchen person, so I always come up empty every time I need something for her. This will do the trick. She is a grade school music teacher! How great will thus be for her? Thanks so much for this idea.

this is a great idea! But i didn't have any foam balls to wrap the music around or any glass balls that could be used... so i took a cardboard paper towel roll, printed a small paper with a christmas song on, and then i cut the paper towel tube in half... then i cut them long ways apart so i could glue them together to be a bigger cylinder shape. then i cut the music into sections where the words/lines were not in and glues the 5 pieces to the roll... when i was done i put some beads on it etc. and put a string on it so i could hang it... i also tea stained the music so it would look old fashioned :) it looks pretty good and when your done the ends of the cylinder/tube are open but it looks good :) -ChristianCrafter

a very good idea for my music lover friends.

I love this one. I will be making these for my musical friends this year. What a great idea and you can embellish them with accents to match the decor of whomever you're giving them to. FABULOUS!!

@jayero48 so glad you like it! I can't wait to make them, either! I think they would look beautiful in the tree. :)

This idea will work fantastic for those old bulbs that the coloring is coming off ofor fading and will make them look brand new. You can also get this spray sealer to spray on them after your done and it will keep them looking new year after year! I paint on glass bulbs and I spray it on them and it works. Everyone in the family gets a new bulb every year for their tree. They love it!

@Patches1958 What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

This is great, but an even easier way to make these is to use small balloons instead of balls. Blow the balloon to the size desired, tie a string to the end, hold the end as you work, then hang to dry. Once dried thoroughly, just pop the balloon with a pin! You can even insert bells before covering. I'm a retired teacher and we did lots of projects like this...Easter baskets, bowls, diaramas...you name it. I homeschool my babygrands and we're making some now for shut-ins. You can make lots of things for nursing homes, etc. Also, we mix liquid glue and water to make our paste! You can even add photos or cover the entire ball with family photos for treasured gifts!

@nanawood98 ooohhh I love that idea! Thanks for sharing!

A box of old Christmas balls were going to get thrown out, but because of this great idea and very good crafting....there is going to be given out as gifts/hung on the tree/look vintage/etc.

@Crafter Love it when that happens! :) Another box of ornaments saved!

great idea, i love it.

Not only does this seem easy but it speaks to many different papers that can be decoupaged on the balls. Thanks a bunch!

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