Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sheet Music Flower

With new curtains in the front room, I have been motivated to do some redecorating.  One of the pieces of furniture (if you consider it furniture) is my piano.  Above the piano is a piece of framed music that my dad hand wrote for me:  A song called "Satin Doll" which I used to sing while he played the piano.  Since I want to tie in a couple more music decor items into the room, I pulled down a box of old piano books and some sheet music that was given to me after my Grammy passed away.  As I thumbed through the music I realized that there were some pieces of music that were a) too hard for me to ever play or b) missing pieces of the composition. 

Perfect!  I would, and I did, create art with the sheet music.

 First, I started by making a pattern (or a "tracer" as I say in the classroom) 


 Next, I traced and cut out 7 pieces from the sheet music


 Then, I created a fold in the middle, at the bottom of the pattern.  I made sure not to fold all the way up so that the top would look like a petal.


 I then folded each side up to the middle fold to create a kind of accordion making sure the middle fold was in the upward direction.


 ...and I taped the sides up to hold the accordion folds together (with a very small piece of tape.)


 Once I had all 7 pieces folded and taped, it was time to start gluing them together.  I used a glue gun and just a bit of glue as to not burn my fingertips.


 Lastly, I added a black button from my collection (all three are different) to each flower to tie it all together.


I have an idea how and where I will hang these 3 sheet music flowers, but I'm not quite ready to make it final. I will post a picture once they are displayed.

5 comments:

  1. Those are so cute! I want to make some! I love how you used sheet music!

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  2. Woah! Your dad wrote Satin Doll?! That's awesome!

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  3. Your flowers are just lovely and I have these linked to my paper flowers post too today, well done!

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