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.


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

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

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

  4. So pretty! love it! I need to k the size of it length n wide i tried my own size first time it messed up lol

  5. Is this site even checked anymore? I only see activity from Emily up until the '15. She says she lives in Northern California. That's where I'm from, as well. I hope her & her fam are okay, after the wildfires in that area recently, especially in Paradise. I have more people than i want to count who lost their homes & their entire towns from the Camp Fire. I Hope all is well with you. God bless you.