This Sheet Music Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornament is my favourite homemade Christmas craft of the season so far! This a cute homemade gift for kids to make for a music teacher and they make great gift toppers for any music lover.
I played the piano for years in my youth, so I kind of have a soft spot for sheet music. I find sheet music charming and rustic and somewhat romantic. At this time of year, it tends to have a festive holiday feel about it too, so I like to use it when I’m crafting with the toddlers and preschoolers for Christmas. I have a bunch of old music books that are worn beyond belief, so I use some pages from those when we’re making sheet music crafts. You can see last year’s simple sheet music Christmas ornaments in this post.
I think they turned out beautifully! They’re so sweet and simple and so easy to make!
To make our sheet music Christmas tree ornaments, you’ll need:
- sheet music
- craft sticks
- decorative ribbon
- thread/cord (for hanging)
How to make a sheet music popsicle stick Christmas Tree
Begin by cutting your sheet music into strips. Older kids will be able to kind of eye-ball this step, but for younger kids you might want to mark lines on the back of the sheet music for them to follow with their scissors.
For each tree, cut several strips. For now, don’t worry about the length of your strips. You’ll play around with that in a minute. Depending on how wide or narrow you make your strips, you may need more or fewer than I did.
To get an idea for how your tree will look, lay your strips across a craft stick, leaving a bit of space in between each one.
When you get your tree looking the way you want it, trim the length of the strips.
Start by cutting the strip that will be at the bottom of your Christmas tree. Then the strip above that one will be slightly shorter. Continue cutting shorter and shorter strips until you get to the top of your tree.
Glue them all in place, and make a small bow with a piece of ribbon. Glue that to the top of your ornament.
Finish by gluing a loop of string or cording to the back of the craft stick.
And there you have it – an adorable sheet music Christmas tree!
Gosh, could Christmas crafting with the kids get any easier than this?
And speaking of making ornaments out of paper, I’d love to try these folded, geometric holiday ornaments by Today’s Creative Life! I’m off to get my free printables now!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.