When my daughter went back to college after Thanksgiving break, she expressed how she would really like to have a tree in her room at home this year. Naturally I checked the sales and ran out to get one so I could surprise her when she comes home for Christmas break. This is a 4.5 feet pre-lit tree I got at Walgreen's. I knew she wanted something simple and preferably a music paper chain.
I was still uncertain about just how I was going to decorate it, until I went to T.J. Maxx this week. I found a silhouette on canvas that I bought for her room. She took a few things off the walls to go to her dorm, and there are some bare spots to fill. As I was admiring the canvas I bought, this decorating idea hit me.
I cut the silhouettes out of white card stock and a black file folder I had. I used thin black ribbon and ornament hangers to hang them. For the topper, I made a small music wreath and glued a circle and silhouette in the center.
Perhaps the best part about this theme is it cost almost nothing. Just a few pages of music and cardstock, staples and glue. Can't beat low cost decorating in my book!
I first made a paper chain out of the hymnal pages for our flea market booth in October. I was surprised how many people noticed and like the chain. Unfortunately I only made one for display and didn't have any to sell. Seems as though many people made paper chains as a childhood craft and loved the memories brought to mind when seeing this. We heart paper chains : )
I'm linking this to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm