Christmas Carol Scroll Ornament

Every year I try to find an inexpensive ornament to make for family and friends.  This year to save time and torture my kids have some holiday fun I wanted to find something that my two big kids could help me with.  I actually found these ornament instructions in one of my Taste of Home cookbooks believe it or not.   They were super easy to make and they really didn’t take long at all to put together.  Oh and cheap too, just the way I like it :)

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Christmas Carol Scroll Ornament Instructions:

Photocopy a Christmas song page onto parchment paper reducing the size.  Make a page small enough that it fits in a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch space.  That way you can get four photocopied song pages on on 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper.  All I did was scan the page, insert it into a Word document, copied four to a page and printed them out on my printer instead.  I also used slightly colored/patterned scrapbook paper instead of the parchment just to be wild and crazy.  Print off and then cut out as many as you need.

Cut 5 inch lengths of 1/4 inch wooden dowel (I used 3/16″ dowel size).  Paint them with red acrylic paint and let them dry.  I gave this job to my son (10).

Meanwhile on each long side of your photocopied Christmas carol, tear off a 1/4 inch strip (we couldn’t do this part without ripping the whole page so we skipped the whole tearing process).  Lightly brush torn edges with tacky craft glue (we just used good old Elmers) and dip them into gold glitter to add sparkle.  My daughter (12) loved this part.  Let’s just say we had glitter EVERYWHERE!

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Next take two pieces of your cut dowel and glue the top edge of your paper over the top of one dowel, then glue the bottom edge around the bottom of the other dowel.

After the glue is dry, roll the top end of the ornament down and the bottom end of the ornament up, rolling each end about hallway.  When you release the ends, you have a scroll shape.  Mine didn’t go too scroll like but I think that was due to the type of paper I used.

Just tie a piece of gold cord to the top dowel (we just used thin black craft wire).  We also added a red bow for an extra touch and my daughter wrote Merry Christmas 2009 on the back of each.

Your ornament will soon have folks singing its praises! :)

Thanks Taste of Home for coming through for me AGAIN!

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11 Responses to Christmas Carol Scroll Ornament

  1. 2
    Melissa says

    Those are very cute! Cheap and easy is the way to go (with homemade Christmas ornaments, that is) :D

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    Rebecca says

    What a great gift! Last year I started having the kids help me with handmade ornaments for family too, I’ll have to keep this one in mind for next year.

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    Sarah says

    What a great personalized ornament! I’m sure it’ll be treasured. WTG involving your kids, too.

    I like the look of your blog update. It is streamlined; clean lines. :-)

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    Intentionally Katie says

    I saw this idea in a different format…with a child’s Christmas wish list for Santa! It was SUPER cute, had their name and the year, and could be a keepsake for you and eventually them. The kids could help put it together too, just like yours!

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    Annie says

    Tam and I made these with cookies in a jar for all of the teachers at the school…they loved them!! Good job and thanks for telling me about them.

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    Amy Lynne says

    That is a great idea! I could totally see my boys making these. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nancy Jones says

    very cute! Bella and I may have to make some of these!

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    Amber says

    Excellent! Thank you!

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