If your church or organization is replacing its outdated hymnals with new ones, recycle the hymnals to make elegant angel decorations. Use the pages from old hymnals to craft paper angels for Christmas tree ornaments, bookmarks, greeting cards, gift tags, wreaths, centerpieces and garlands. The printed words, musical notes and staff lines on the yellowed pages of old hymnals make beautiful designs for paper angels. And because hymnals contain many pages, they are ideal for crafting in a group setting such as a youth or senior citizens get-together.
Remove the pages from an old hymnal. Gently tear the pages out or cut them out with a sharp utility knife.
Use a pencil to trace an angel-shaped cookie cutter onto each of the hymnal pages. Use scissors to cut out the angel shapes.
Glue two of the angel cut-outs together, back to back. Roll a pencil over the cut-outs to smooth out the glue. Allow the glue to dry.
Use gold twine or metallic pipe cleaners to create halos for the hymnal angels. Attach the halos with craft glue.