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Sheet Music Christmas Ornament — Gift Idea for Piano Students

Christmas is nearing! Today, I’m busy making sheet music ornaments as gifts for my piano students.

I found this idea from this blogger, thanks to Pinterest. Here’s my own take on this sheet music ornament idea.


  • Old sheet music paper
  • Jute twine
  • Black pony beads
  • Scissors
  • Hole puncher
  • Ruler

For each ornament, I cut 12 pieces of sheet music into strips measuring 1 inch x 6.5 inches, and then punched holes at each end of the paper. I cut a length of 30 inches of jute twine, folded it in half, knotted it to create a loop, and added beads and knots at various places along with the sheet music (as described in the video). The last step is to gently pull apart the paper around to form a circular shape. I love how it turned out!

There are many ways to vary the ornament: perhaps cutting smaller strips of sheet music, cutting the paper with fancy-edged scissors, using a different type of bead, etc.

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6 thoughts on “Sheet Music Christmas Ornament — Gift Idea for Piano Students”

  1. Thanks, Joy !
    The little ornament is a wonderful gift to give to students and friends. I clicked on the blog and was tickled to see it was in Hungarian (My parents are Hungarian and I am fluent in the language). Also enjoyed your studio Christmas Carols chains. Keep sharing all your wonderful ideas with us. Merry Christmas to you! Em

  2. Thanks for blogging this, Joy. I made them for my students and I think the crafty ones especially liked the homemade gift!

  3. What a wonderful idea !! I am definitely making these for my students next year.

    Thank you Joy for posting the video very helpful! You are so very creative!!

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