Sunday, December 16, 2012

J-O-Y Vintage Music Banner

Make a J-O-Y banner using vintage 
Christmas sheet music. If you don't
 happen to have old sheet music you can
 find it on the internet and make copies.
I found free vintage Christmas sheet
music printables  HERE
 I chose three that were similar in design.
 'O Come All Ye Faithful' in image size 
432x640. I enlarged it to 110% .
'Silent Night' in image size 432x640 
enlarged to 110%, and 
 'Jingle Bells' in size 409x600 
enlarged to 115%. 
 Click on image to see more image sizes
 before enlarging and printing
 For printing I used the landscape setting.
 I wanted to get 2 on each page but couldn't
 figure that out as quickly as I wanted so I just
 printed them each on their own page using
 heavy stock paper. Then I cut them out.

I found a font I liked, Curlz MT for the letters.
 I printed those using regular copy paper
in size 450, outline.
 Using carbon paper, I traced the letters onto the music.
 I filled in the letters with a black Sharpie.
First using a thin one for the outline 
and a thick one to fill in.
 I decided to add a little snowy glitter. 
 I just ran a little white glue around the edges
 and sprinkled it with glitter. Let the glue dry 
 then cut 2 slits with a pointy knife and thread 
some sheer shiny ribbon thru the slits to hang.
 See my little silver JOY letters on the lower 
left window pane? I forgot to take those down
 last year...and may forget again this year.
A fun, easy, J-O-Y banner.



  1. You always amaze me, girl!!
    Slowly but surely I use many of your clever ideas with my grand kids. I actually HAVE old sheet music - and I hope to make this banner next year when we are back in our home.
    Merry Christmas!!

  2. Rita, you always have wonderful ideas. Sure wish I was your neighbor.....Merry Christmas!

  3. Oh that is so pretty...and I love that you used sheet music too! Thanks for sharing, I may just do this one day!

    Finding Fabulous

  4. I love your banner! What is it about sheet music that just makes everything look so festive?!


  5. I love the banner, and thanks for giving us the link where you found the printable sheet music. There's is just something about sheet music that bring so much charm.

  6. This banner has my favorite word of the season on it...JOY! Love it and hope to make one!

    hugs, Linda

  7. Fun! U always do the coolest projects!!

  8. It's lovely! Can't wait to try it. Makes me smile to see the JOY up there!


  9. I love your J-O-Y banner! Thanks for the sheet music site.

    Merry Christmas!


  10. I love it, Rita. Great tutorial. Thank you and Merry Christmas! :)

  11. Brilliant idea, it is just darling. Thanks for linking up this week:)

  12. How WONDERFUL IS THIS!!! Love it ;)

  13. I have been visiting blogs I am following but haven't visited lately and got caught up with yours this morning. You write some interesting posts! Have enjoyed reading your blog May.