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17 November, 2012

Fun Christmas Projects...Sheet Music Decorations

IMG_4378 Wow! Christmas will be here before you know it and it’s time to get crafty! I am seeing a lot of interest on Pinterest and on my blog in my tutorial on creating sheet music decorations for Christmas.  Sooo...just in case you want to make your own, I thought I would show it to you again…with a few more details added. It’s super easy and very inexpensive to do!

page1First, I tried my hand at sheet music candles. I took some vintage sheet music, found at Goodwill for about $1.00 for a whole book, and some cream pillar candles from Michaels…bought with a coupon, of course, and went to work! I simply cut the music to fit, brushed Mod Podge on both sides and attached it! I like the glossy-finished variety. Then I finished with two more coats of it and…

IMG_4373here is the result! What do you think? The candles should tunnel burn…down the  middle…but I think I will wait until closer to Christmas to try that! For now, they will just look pretty! And they were so inexpensive to make, coming in at about $2.00 each! Woo hoo!

page Then I was looking at all of the little sheet music scraps when an idea was born…sheet music ornaments! I had bought a plastic sleeve of 4 ornaments for $1.00 at Target and decided to try covering those since the little hanger was already built in. I cut the music into small pieces, notching it in about half way in 3 or 4 places so that it would fit the curve of the sphere a little better. Once again, I applied Mod Podge…my new BFF!…on both sides and two final coats of it at the end. I added a bow on top and…

ornament  …voilĂ ! And since I already had the supplies I needed, these were just 25 cents each for the ornaments! Love it!

IMG_4192 And finally, you know I had to try making a sheet music wreath! I have seen so many pretty ones! I will say that it was a lot of tedious work, but fortunately, I was aided by my lovely assistant, Miss Isabella!
First, I made the cones…50 to 60 made from 1/2 sheet of music, 20 or so made from 1/4 sheet of music and 10 or so made from 1/8 sheet of music. A whole sheet of music makes a big wreath so I cut mine. The wreath will be about 18 inches across when finished. You may have to adjust your cones according to the size you want. I just rolled them and secured them with matte finished tape.

wreath backIt’s simple to put together! Start with a foam wreath form. I found mine at Dollar Tree and cut the foam in half because it was too thick. Then I wrapped it with a strip of white fabric from my stash so that it wouldn’t show. Next, start hot-gluing the cones starting with four…one at each side…north, south east and west…then fill in in between. This is how it looks from the back of the wreath.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Sheet Music DecorationsContinue adding the cones going from the largest to the smallest. I opted for a wreath with no hole in the center…almost a kind of sheet music flower instead.

I hung it on the mirror over the fireplace using a wide ribbon attached to the back. I like the way the mirror makes it look even fuller than it really is! And it only cost $1.00 for the wreath  form!

IMG_4392 And there you have it…fun with sheet music! These really could be used any time of year but I am planning to incorporate them into my Christmas decor. I’ll be showing you some of that soon!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my sheet music decorations! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Fall into Fall

The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials. Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays
Centsational Girl for the Holiday Home Craft Party
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!

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  1. Hi Deb, I have a friend that would love all of these great projects. I have musical instuments and some little sheet music ornaments I use to put on my angel tree in the living room. I have not decorated that tree for awhile! Love the idea of black and white sheet music. Hmmmm? maybe next year???? xo

  2. These are all darling, Debbie! I love the sheer black ribbon along with the sheet music ornament...very elegant! Miss Isabella looks like she's tooting her own horn!


  3. You are so crafty and that Miss cute.

  4. It comes as no surprise that thse are beautiful! I did a sheet music wreath last year and it is one of my favorite things that will be used agin thisyear! Love the photo of sabella "helpint".

  5. Hi Debbie,
    I love your beautiful creations. I'm thinking of making a wreath myself and you have motivated me to get started.

    Love kitty helping out.


  6. You are absolutely exceptional with Mod Podge!

  7. Ciao Debbie,mi piacciono molto le tue decorazioni natalizie a suon di musica!!!
    Buona domenica Lieta

  8. You are so creative...I ♥♥♥ the wreath...and Isabella!

  9. As always, it's beautiful, Debbie! Love all the mercury glass with it, too!

  10. Debbie, just gorgeous and great tutorials. Hugs, Marty

  11. Very pretty, Debbie! I think the wreath is my favorite!

  12. Debbie,
    Gorgeous wreath!!! Miss Isabella looks as if shes blowing one of those party horns! Too darn cute!!! I used sheet music from an old hymn book and made a paper chain garland for the smaller Christmas tree which sold quickly at the Unique Antique Fall Market! They are easy to make and a Unique item for your holiday decor!!! Thanks for sharing this with us again!

  13. I am getting into sheet music this year too. I will have to try the candles. I put sheet music strips in my clear balls. I like your version too.

  14. Love these candles. You do amazing things with Modge Podge.

    - The Tablescaper

  15. You are at it again! I admire your creative, artistic talents, Debbie. Thanks for sharing with us.

  16. Pretty! I am doing a sheet music tree this year!! Can't wait!! I might have to make some of these candles! They are great. Your cat is too cute....playing the horn!!

  17. there anything that you can't make, Debbie? You have so much talent.

  18. Stunning! Your sheet music creations bring music to my ears and a smile to my face!

  19. Debbie, I said I was going to make that wreath last year, but never got around to it. This year, I am determined to do something with the sheet music. I don't have a pretty assistant to help with my wreath like you do. My dog would chew up the cones! Thank you for all of the inspiration you provide. laurie

  20. Hello Debbie, what would you do without Miss Isabella's helpful hands?! She is such a doll! I made a cone wreath from book pages and love it! I used about a gallon of glue but it was worth it! My glue gun was smoking'!
    Take care,

  21. Thank you so much for showing us how you designed and put together this beautiful musical mantle!!! I love those candles...and that wreath!!!!!! You really have a gorgeous start on Christmas decor!!!

  22. Hi Debbie, What beautiful projects! Thanks for the how-to and a great picture of Miss Isabella!

  23. I have been addicted to using sheet music for Holiday Decor for the past 2 years! You made these look so easy so I'll have to try these out too!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  24. I love everything Debbie! What is it about sheet music that just makes the world (and holidays) a much better-looking place?!


  25. I love all of these projects. I have to pin this so that I actually remember to try these this year.

  26. These are gorgeous!Pinning :)
    xoxo, Tanya

  27. Your wreath is so cool! But I love how the candles look with the music on them! :)

  28. Isabella helping made me Smile! Great Ideas for Sheet Music Creations.

    Happy Thanksgiving from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  29. Pinning right not! I actually went out and bought some plain candles this week, with no real plan, but just knew I would find something I loved...found it! Thanks for sharing!
    Crafty Hugs,

  30. Gorgeous and Amazing! I say amazing because I tried the sheet music wreath before and just couldn't pull it off! I love what you've done and love the candlesticks too!

  31. oh, I love love love it all! sheet music decor for the holidays is always so pretty! thanks for the tutorial, I just might have to try to make those balls! oxox, tracie

  32. The sheet music decorations are wonderful! You always create the prettiest things.


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