I haven't had all that much time to share holiday craft projects this month. For some reason, this December just seemed to fly by even faster than usual. But here is a quick and easy version of a sheet music garland that you can whip up in no time at all. I chose the word PEACE for my mantel.
Old hymnals are usually pretty easy to find, very reasonably priced and are perfect for so many sheet music craft projects.
If only seemed appropriate to go to the Christmas section.
I just tore out five pages.
Then I went to Microsoft Word and printed out a few different fonts and sizes of letters until I was happy. I ended up with Century, size 400. Then I used a glue stick to glue the sheet music on printer paper at the correction position where the letters would print.
Once they printed...
I just cut them out.
These pages were especially cool because they actually had drips of wax on them - see that spot in the lower right corner in the above photo. I could just imagine someone singing these songs by candlelight.
Then I just punched two holes in each sheet and connected them with red and white bakers twine. I added a little red bell for fun.
And that was it - quick and easy!
And you could certainly add glitter or other embellishments, but I kind of liked the simplicity.
And in case you're wondering, I attached the garland to the mantel with these nifty little Command hooks.
They will be so easy to remove.
I just covered the hooks with garland.
Our stockings still need to be hung, but the stocking hangers seem to be missing at the moment.
But I'm loving the garland and PEACE is exactly what I'm wishing for all of us this holiday season!
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Glitter, Glue and Paint