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joy to the world, the tree has come

Joy to the World Tree

Every year, my sister and I plan a fresh new tree design. It involves lots of simple handmade ornaments and garlands and a topper, lovingly cut, assembled, stitched, strung, and more each year. It's at the top of my list of traditions I love.

This year, with Craft a Song of Christmas on the blog, I wanted to choose a song as the theme, so we picked Joy to the World because both Anna and I love it so. (There was a brief moment that we were considering Last Christmas, but we moved on...) We decided on the using the first verse of the song as our inspiration, and so I present to you, our Joy to the World Christmas Tree!

Joy to the World Tree

Joy to the world,

Joy to the World Tree

the Lord is come

Joy to the World Tree

Let earth receive

Joy to the World Tree

her King

Joy to the World Tree

Let every heart prepare Him room

Joy to the World Tree

And heaven and nature sing

Joy to the World Tree

And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing

Here's a quick breakdown...

Joy to the world: 18 gauge wire bent into the word joy based on this tutorial
the Lord is come: a felt tree topper based on my ornament design
Let earth receive: paper globes using this tutorial
her King: glitter scrapbooking paper cut and hot glued into crowns
Let every heart prepare Him room: freehand cut felt hearts
And heaven and nature sing: punched card stock clouds washi taped onto baker's twine
And heaven and nature sing: recycled card board birds (from a previous tree)

Joy to the World Tree

Now, have a very merry Christmas! I'll be back later this week, but I'm taking a few days to enjoy time with my family!

29 comments:

  1. Feliz navidad, que el NIÑO DIOS te abrace y te llene del amor verdadero!!!

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    1. Thank you! and to you as well!

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  2. I plan to use this idea for next year's Christmas tree decorating at our local botanical garden. If that's okay? What a lovely idea...yall did a great job!

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    1. Yes of course that's okay! Thanks and Merry Christmas!

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  3. Always so creative, I love this idea! xo

    http://athaliawrites.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Merry, Merry Christmas to you and your family, Mollie! Thank you for all of the creative inspiration you give- you are truly a treasure, sharing so much of yourself with everyone! And may the New Year bring you and yours all the wonders of His love!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathi. I'm feeling so very blessed! Merry Christmas!

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  5. So creative, Mollie! I've enjoyed your Craft a Song of Christmas immensely; wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

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    1. I'm so glad! I hope you had a very happy Christmas!

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  6. Merry Christmas!! :)

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  7. Dear Mollie! Jamie was just putting the joy ornament on the tree and she was so proud to hang it there! It looks absolutely beautiful!

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  8. I enjoy your blog so much but especially this Christmas with your Craft a Song for Christmas. You are so clever and generous. Thank you so much for all the great projects you share with us.

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    1. Thank you! I'm very glad to share these things, and it makes me very happy that you've enjoyed the series!

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  9. Very clever and oh, so sweet! Merry Christmas!

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  10. What an exquisite idea. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome, and thanks!

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  11. The tree looks lovely! Thanks for all the wonderful tutorials this year! Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Thanks! I'm happy to be able to share with all of you! Hope your Christmas was lovely!

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  12. Beautiful way to share the joy of Jesus! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Mollie.

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    1. Thank you. Merry (post) Christmas to you and your family as well.

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  13. What lovely homemade ornaments! This post certainly got me singing - and that cloud garland is just wonderful! Happy Xmas!

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    1. Thanks! They were fun to make! Hope your Christmas was merry!

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  14. Absolutely beautiful!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!""

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    1. Thank you! I hope you had a very happy Christmas!

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  15. Oh! Que bien te ha quedado. Me encantan todos los destalles, especialmente el adorno de JOY :)

    Happy Christmas ^^

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