Silent Night – DIY Crafts for All Seasons

Our simple sheet-music crafts make it easy to celebrate “Silent Night” all year long. Use sheet music that you have on hand or simply print free arrangements of the carol (or other favorite songs) available online along with our templates and you’re ready to craft! (DIY instructions below)

Bronner’s Silent Night Memorial Chapel is open daily during store hours for visitation and meditation. You’ll be inspired by various arrangements of “Silent Night” playing inside and outside the chapel along with narration by Bronner’s late originator Wally Bronner. Discover the history of the Silent Night Memorial Chapel.

Silent Night Chapel at Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, MI during Spring

The chapel is a favorite destination for all seasons. We celebrate it year-round! The chapel grounds are beautiful in spring when nature is in bloom!

Spring blossoms in the trees near the Silent Night Memorial Chapel in Frankenmuth, MI
Friends enjoy a cake outside of Bronner's Silent Night chapel
We even celebrated Lauren’s birthday outside the chapel one fine summer day!

Silent Night Spring Songbird

Supplies:

  • “Silent Night” or other sheet music – or free printed sheet music from your computer (print double-sided)
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • bird pattern – draw your own or use our template
  • Spanish moss
  • glue gun & glue sticks
  • twig (7 inches in length)
  • mini bird eggs from a craft store or shiny baubles
  • gold (or your color choice) ink pad
  • feather (optional)

Steps:

  1. Shred two sheets of music. Set aside for nest.
  2. Mix sheet-music shred and Spanish moss. Glue and shape the mixture to the outside of the grapevine nest.
  3. Trace and cut out two matching birds from a sheet of music.
  4. Ink the edges of both paper birds by holding each bird between your thumb and fingers at a 45-degree angle and raking the ink pad across the edges of the bird. Let dry.
  5. Glue a sheet-music bird to one end of the twig. Line up the second bird on the other side and glue. (Add a feather to the tail of your bird if you wish.) Let dry.
  6. Glue the bottom of the twig into the center of the nest. Glue and shape the sheet-music shred and Spanish moss to the inside of the nest. Add mini eggs and/or shiny baubles. Glue to secure if desired.

Set spring aglow in your home with our lighted blue bird glass vases.

Silent Night Paper Feather

Supplies:

  • three sheets, double-sided sheets of music
  • feather pattern – draw your own or use our template
  • glue
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • wire 37 cm in length
  • gold (or your color choice) ink pad

Steps:

  1. Draw your own feather pattern or use our template and cut out the feather. Set aside.
  2. Fold the wire in half, leaving one end 3 cm longer than the other.
  3. Draw a line of glue down the middle of one page of sheet music, making it 1 cm shorter than the length of the wire.
  4. Lay the folded wire on the paper along the line of glue, leaving the 3 cm of single wire sticking out at the bottom.
  5. Place the second page of sheet music on top of the first, press it firmly into the glue and wire. Let dry completely.
  6. Place your feather pattern over the center of the wire, trace around it and cut out your feather.
  7. From the paper remnant, cut a narrow (5 mm) strip of paper the length of the sheet. Dab one side of it with glue and wind it tightly around the exposed wire starting at the base of the feather. When you reach the end of the wire, snip the rest of the paper off and pinch the last wrap snugly into place. Let dry.
  8. Using a pair of sharp scissors, cut fine diagonal lines all the way around the feather.
  9. Ink the edges of the feather by holding it between your thumb and fingers at a 45-degree angle and raking the ink pad across the edges of the feather (optional). Let dry. Ruffle a little if you wish.
DIY Paper Feather from Silent Night Music Sheets

Silent Night Paper Chains

Sheet-music paper chains make easy, inexpensive decorations so appropriate for band and choir concerts, piano recitals and many more musical celebrations! They’re lovely on a Christmas tree, too!

DIY Silent Night Music Sheet Paper Chain Garland

Supplies:

  • “Silent Night” or other sheet music – or free printed sheet music from your computer (print both sides or leave one side white – your choice)
  • scissors or paper cutter
  • stapler

Steps:

  1. Cut each page of 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheet music lengthwise into four equal strips. The number of pages you need to cut will be determined by the length of paper chain you need. This will make a wide paper chain. If you’d like a narrow chain, simply cut each page of sheet music into six to eight equal strips.
  2. Loop and staple strips to make chain.

Shop Bronner’s music ornaments.

Silent Night 3-D Paper Ornament

DIY 3-D Paper Ornament from music sheets

Supplies:

  • 20 pages “Silent Night” or other sheet music – or free printed sheet music from your computer (print both sides)
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • pencil
  • ornament pattern – draw your own or use our template
  • glue gun & glue sticks
  • sewing needle and white thread (or your color choice)

Steps:

  1. Draw your own ornament pattern or use our template. Trace and cut out 20 ornaments. (You should be able to cut three or four pages at a time.)
  2. Make two stacks of 10 ornaments and fold them in half lengthwise.
  3. Line the two stacks up spine to spine and staple them together in the center and at each end. Fan sheets.
  4. To improve the fanned appearance of the sheets, place a dot of glue next to the spine in the center of two pages and pinch it gently. Go to the next page and place dots of glue next to the spine near the top and bottom of the two pages and pinch. Repeat this process all the way around the ornament. The sheets should fan open better. (See video.)
  5. Using a needle and thread, poke a hole through at least a few pages at the top of the ornament and make a thread loop for hanging.

Shop Bronner’s shatterproof finial ornaments.

Silent Night Wrapping Paper

Music Sheets are perfect for wrapping paper for small gifts.

Use your sheet music or free printed sheet music as gift wrap. Regular-sized sheet music will wrap very small boxes. If you have access to a larger format printer, you can print a little larger sheet of gift wrap.

Our exclusive musical Silent Night Chapel Hummelscape is dotted with bright blooming flowers. Accessorize the scape with a votive candle or Hummel figurine. It’s a lovely way to celebrate the chapel and song throughout the warm-weather months.

Making any of these Silent Night crafts? Let us know your favorite in the comments below!

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