Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Scripture Ornaments




This is an easy and fast yet lovely Christmas Ornament that you can make with the kids. I call them Scripture Ornaments because I used a page from the Bible about the birth of Jesus as my back ground. But if scripture is not your thing sheet music is nice or make up your own verbiage. These would make great gifts or tweak this version to make gift tags.
Here’s how I made these. 

**Update** PicMonkey has started charging for some of it's features though most features are still free and very useable for this craft. I will be checking out other free sites to see what they have to offer and let you know what I find. In the mean time, a good free site is Ribbet and Fotor.

Before we get started, I want to tell you that while there are a lot of popular crafting projects that use old book pages, I cringe whenever I think of old books being destroyed for the sake of crafting! Old books can be very valuable so please do a Google search to find out about yours before you start cutting it up or use cheap paper backs. I scanned the pages I wanted to use into my computer…… I can reuse that same page over and over without destroying another Bible or book! If you don’t have a scanner, try taking a photo of the page. Ok, on with the tutorial.


Upload your image to PicMoney and size it appropriately. I choose to make mine 8x10. Then I choose overlays-geometric-circles. I played with the placement of the circles so I could get the size I wanted and carefully placed them. I wanted them to be uniformed because I would be printing both sides of the card stock and wanted my Monogram to be centered on both sides. Once I had the circle the size it needed to be, I faded it so I could see the words underneath and duplicated it. (duplicate by right clicking and choosing duplicate overlay)

Next I choose ‘P’ (text) then choose a font I liked, and sized the letter to fit the circle appropriately. I wanted the letter to be black and choose not to fade the color. Next I duplicated my letter and placed one in each circle. Then I went back to each circle and faded the color completely out. Now I saved my image to my picture files. 


 I printed my image onto card stock that I had cut down to regular printer paper size. I marked a corner of the page with an X so I would be sure to reload the page for printing on the other side correctly. After the page is printed, find something to trace a circle with that you can see through; I am using a small mason jar lid. Trace your circles and cut them out. 


Punch a hole for hanging in the top; roll them first into glue then into glitter. 


Let them dry and add your string or ribbon for hanging. 


I used twine that I unraveled using only a single strand. If you want these to last year after year, a coat of Mod Podge will be helpful.


This is a great project to make with the kids, it’s easy, fast, and the final product is very good even in the hands of a six year old! My oldest grand daughter and I made these together and she chose to cut hers out in the shape of stars without the monogram. She used a star stamp to trace around. Instead of using ribbon or twine for the tie, she used chenille stems. She could manage the chenille stems but couldn't tie the twine; also I think she liked the pop of color.





Please feel free to save and use my scripture image to your computer to use again and again or upload to PicMonkey, you can do that by right clicking and choosing save image.  If you would like to print this image as is, click here. You can find vintage sheet music at Graphics Fairy. 


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85 comments:

  1. These are so elegant! I can see them strung as a garland above a nativity set with stars and letters that spell "Peace."

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  2. I love this idea - and the tip for not having to destroy the book :) Definitely doing some of these with the kiddos!

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    1. Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I can't wait to see what you share this week, Connie!

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  3. What a fantastic idea! These are so special! thank you for sharing at our Uncommonly Yours link party!!

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  4. These are beautiful Connie!!

    xoxo, Tanya

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  5. Oh I LOVE this idea!! I have never felt right about taking apart a real Bible and therefore had never made ornaments (or anything for that matter!). This totally sovles the problem! I wish I'd thought of it lol. My sister scans photo's all the time, I just never thought to scan my Bible. :)

    Visiting via We Did It Wednesday!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  6. Love this idea, Connie! <3 Heidi Rew from PartiesforPennies.com

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  7. What a lovely idea!!! So glad you linked up at Heart&Home at mercyINK. Would love for you to also link them up on our Meaningful Christmas page:
    http://www.mercyinkblog.com/meaningful-christmas

    Christmas blessings to you!
    Lauren

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  8. Oh I absolutely love that you used scripture for these ornaments. I have seen so many book page projects but never one with the Bible! I love it!!!!

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  9. These are so pretty. Great idea!

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  10. These are lovely. I like how the real meaning of Christmas is so apparent. I'd love it if you'd share this at my linky party! http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2012/11/now-co-hosting-inspiration-spotlight.html

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  11. Oh what great ideas and tips - on this post and the next - I can't wait to give some of these a try! I'm sorry I missed the last grandparents linky party - hopefully I'll make it this week. Extra grandkid babysitting :) Have a blessed and beautiful week!

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  12. Those are lovely! I especially like the glitter around the edges. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  13. Combining beautiful and meaningful! Love these! Pinning and following you now :)

    Jeanette @ creatingalifenow.blogspot.com

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  14. This is a great idea, especially to do with kids!
    Happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

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  15. Lovely! Visiting from DearCreatives.com

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  16. I love these! And I agree with you about the books. I photo copy the pages I use. I can't wait to make some of these.

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  17. Glue and glitter -- does it get any better than that for kids? These are so cute! Amara is coming over this weekend to work on glittering pine cones. I may have to add doing something like these, too! I like J's idea of garland and peace signs... hmmmmm

    OH! Thank you!

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  18. Hi I'm visiting from Sew much Ado. I love this idea!

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  19. What a fabulous idea. what a fun decoration that really focuses on Jesus...
    I love it!
    Can't believe I never thought of this myself.... LOL!
    hahaha!

    Happy Christmas to you and yours!
    Crystelle

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  20. Soooo pretty! I might have to make some for my tree!

    I'm your newest follower and I found you through the "Mom's Library Link Up"

    Phylicia
    http://heartsncraftsboutique.blogspot.com/

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  21. Connie these are really pretty! What a great idea to scan a sheet in to your computer!

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  22. So pretty! You have beautiful grandchildren.

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  23. Great idea. Popped over from pin me linky! New follower. Pinning

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  24. Very cute idea! Pinning, I came from the pin me party!

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  25. What a great idea! Thanks for the tip about scanning old Bible pages and using that. I hate the thought of cutting up books too, no matter how old or dilapidated!

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  26. I love them! What a fantastic idea to inject a bit of the "reason for the season" into your decor! Found you at the Christmas Blog Hop at Life on Lakeshore Drive. New follower. Hope you'll pop over and visit the B farm!

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  27. These are so beautiful! I love that you scanned the page instead of cutting up the original:)

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  28. Beautiful ornaments! I really love having scripture around as much as possible! These will look lovely on the tree.
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  29. Would love to have you link these up at our Christmas Party. Thanks. Love these. Linda
    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2012/11/christmas-ornament-party.html

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  30. These area beautiful! Very elegant and classy...a great alternative to the typical Christmas ornaments. I'm having a homemade holiday link party with prizes and I thinks this would be a great project to link up. I'd love for you to stop by. Linking ends 12/3/12 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2012/12/homemade-holiday-party.html

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  31. I would love for you to link this up at my Flaunt It Friday link party. I also have a series going on right now - "25 Pinterest Projects Til Christmas". I am your newest follower and I hope you will follow me back so that we can continue to share ideas! :
    http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/11/flaunt-it-friday-23-25-days-kick-off.html

    Sarah@
    www.blissfulbucketlist.com

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  32. Over here from Our Sheltering Tree--- love your ornament idea!

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  33. Found this from It's Overflowing. These ornaments are beautiful! I've never used PicMonkey, is it easy?

    Christy, Creating a Beautiful Life
    http://creatingabeautifulllife.blogspot.com/

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  34. Cute idea! Love the background choice. Would be good for an Easter tree also.

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  35. Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your awesome scripture ornaments in our Crafty Showcase http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/12/01/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-9/ this week! We love seeing what you have been up to and visiting your blog.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Susie @Bowdabra

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  36. These are wonderful! I really like the idea of using scripture pages. A wonderful teaching moment for children about the birth of our Savior. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  37. I so love these, and will be making a banner out of mine, I also appreciated your tutorial, very clear, and will be able to make without a problem. I love using the bible page ornaments, and love that we don't have to rip an old book apart. I'm hoping you might share the Scripture Ornaments tonight at Sunday's Best. To cute not to share.

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  38. I have seen these before but just pasted on an ornament.
    This is way cuter!

    Thank you for linking with Raising Imperfection. Please come back Friday to see if you were featured!
    Hope you enetered to be our co-host! You get an entry just for linking up!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  39. These are so cute, I want to make some for myself.


    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection!
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  40. Wow I think I need to quickly make a couple of these for the tree this year! Such a creative way to add scriptures to your tree! New follower!

    www.southernramblings.com

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  41. Great tutorial and a great idea! And I love they you are putting Christ in Christmas with these lovely ornaments! I would love if you would share this at my blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/2012/12/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-1.html!
    Also, I just started following you via google friend connect!

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  42. Wonderful! I love anything that has words in it, and especially the WORD! I hope I have time to try these this year. If not, next year for sure! Thanks for the idea/tutorial.

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  43. My grandaughter love to make a "project." These are perfect and the thought of them hanging on the tree in her room makes me smile. I think I need a set on my nativity tree as well.

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  44. These are lovely! And I am in need of ornaments, it's my first Christmas with my husband and we have one ...count it, ONE ornament! I want them to mean something, and these are perfect! Thanks, newest follower via craft-o-manic blog hop!

    moetalksalot.blogspot.com

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  45. Those are darling!
    Love them!
    Thanks for sharing at Embracing Change!
    Stacey

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  46. I'm so glad you shared this awesome post at the homemade holiday party. I LOVE this ... so beautiful!

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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  47. This is a great idea! It would be pretty on the cards I make as well. Now, how to remember this for next year? I know, Pinterest!

    I'm visiting through Grandma's Briefs.

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  48. Those are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. These are so cute and I love anything with scripture. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party starts at 12:01AM on Wednesday and runs through Sunday night. Have a great week.
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's), Linda (Two Succulent Sisters)

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  50. Thank you for sharing your project on A Crafty Soiree, cohosted by myself and Malia at Yesterday on Tuesday. I've featured yours on this week's linky party. It will be up on Thursday at midnight EST. Please come by and see it & join us again by showing off more of your crafty skills!

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  51. What a neat idea and fabulous tutorial. Thanks for giving the step by step and the printable. Thanks also for sharing this at Think Tank Thursday. We hope to see you again soon.

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  52. Wow, these are awesome! Found you via the Raising Imperfection hop! Looking forward to looking around your blog some more!

    ~Elisabeth@The Beekeeper's Granddaughter
    www.elisabethferre.com

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  53. Thanks so much for being apart of our linky party! I just followed our blog. If you would like to be apart of my adventures follow me back!
    xoxo, Jordan
    www.lilywhite-designs.net

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  54. This is a great idea. You could put a personal verse in it and use them as gift tags, too. Such easy fun.
    Ruth

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  55. I love this tutorial so much!! There's just something about scriptures this time of year. :)

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  56. I love this Connie. What a great idea, I'm so glad that you shared it on "I Gotta Try That" Have a great week!
    Marcie

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  57. These look gorgeous. What a great idea! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Pinning this.

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  58. Hi Connie,
    I just wanted to let you know that this post is one of my featured bloggers for tomorrow at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. You can see the post at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com
    Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above.
    Debi

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  59. What a great idea and a perfect gift for Christians in the family! Love it! Thanks for sharing it at our Show and Tell Linky Party!

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  60. This is such a wonderful idea! I am grateful that you have shared how to make them.

    Jenny @ http://jennylynndesignz.blogspot.com/

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  61. These are stunning! Featuring a little later today :)

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  62. Congratulations! Your awesome tutorial has been featured on Handy Man, Crafty Woman's Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Feel free to stop by the website and pick up your "I've been featured" button!

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  63. Hi Connie,
    Just popping by to say that I just featured you at Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  64. Pinning and featuring tonight! Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  65. What a great budget craft idea. Love the use of scripture. Thanks for linking up to the party at the cabin this week:)

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  66. These are beautiful, Connie! I love the touch of the glitter on the edges. Thanks for linking up!

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  67. Featuring you today! :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/12/take-look-at-you-christmas-edition.html

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  68. This is such a good idea, and they turned out great! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

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  69. I love your idea! And I also cringe every time I see a book craft using real book pages. Even now I cringe as I write those words. I almost didn't click on your link at Hodgepodge, but I'm so glad I did!! Thanks for sharing your tips on how to make these beautiful ornaments. I pinned them for future reference. Have a great weekend!

    Jessica

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  70. These are so cute and everything looks better with glitter!

    You may have heard, but we are giving away a SIlhouette Cameo along with free ad space every week at our link party. Would love if you stopped by! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/giveaway-and-the-humble-brag-link-party-10/

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  71. Oh, I love these!! I see us making some in the near future. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  72. Thank you for linking up at Craft, Create and Inspire linky party last weekend

    Your project is featured today :)

    Hope you will join us again this weekend

    Claire @ Polkadot pretties

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  73. Oh, I love these! I am featuring these tonight. I am so happy you shared these at A Bouquet of Talent!

    Kathy

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  74. Very clever technique! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  75. Thanks for linking up last week at the Humble Brag. Hope you'll come back tomorrow to link up. Also the Silhouette Cameo giveaway ends this weekend!

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  76. I really love this idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a very Merry CHRISTmas!!! (we're getting a bit of snow today!) :)

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  77. Lol I do the same thing! I can't bear to cut up pages from books. These are so pretty! I can't wait until the holidays this year. I'd love to try what you said and use them as gift tags. Thanks for sharing! Pinning :-)

    Ashley @ PioneerMomma.com

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