oh! i’ve just been so excited to share these pictures, but haven’t been able to until my sister-in-law recieved her gift. my brother, sister-in-law and my nephews and neiece visited this past weekend for christmas. now i can finally share. so check out what i made….
miss mustard seed mentioned she would be be posting a tutorial and when i saw books of antique sheet music at this shop in state college pa, i knew this make a great gift.
i’m still patiently waiting to see miss mustard seeds tutorial, but needed to find some others in the meantime. so i did a search and found a couple. i loosely used this tutorial and this tutorial with changes/techniques of my own. which, in the end, i’m glad i did because i like the way mine turned out a bit better (not to toot my own horn [well, maybe a little]). and while i don’t have pictures of the process (i made this late at night) i can try to explain.
for the form, i just used a piece of really sturdy cardboard i cut in a doughnut shape. thankfully i had to do a lot of online christmas shopping and had plenty of boxes to choose from. all the music sheet cones were wrapped individually. for the outer most cones i used a full sheet. for the inner cones i cut the sheets in half.
once i got the hang of making all the cones the process went pretty smooth. it did take me multiple attempts to figure how to wrap them to look exactly the way i wanted. this is a pretty good explanation. i ended up just doing it on a flat surface. the whole twirling in mid-air this was not working. and keep in mind, the older the music the harder it is to roll as it tend to tear.
i set a glass in the middle of the cardboard wreath form as suggested to maintain a perfectly round shape in the middle. i laid everything out first to ensure i had enough cones. then i hot glued it all together.
what do you think? love it?
if i can get my hands on more sheet music, i’ll defiantly be making more!