In addition to making our Christmas ornaments and just being crafty in general, I'm working on making many of my Christmas gifts for this year. Since my mother is a pianist, and I love topiaries, I decided to try to merge the two into a gift for her.
A sheet music topiary!
Not only was it fun to make, it was inexpensive. Here's how the cost broke down: $1.50 at Goodwill for the candlestick, $1.99 for a styrofoam ball, $3.99 for craft moss, and $3 at an antique store for vintage sheet music (I already had wooden dowels, and Mod Podge).
I cut the sheet music into thin strips.
Inserted a wooden dowel (I broke the end off to shorten it a bit) into the ball, and decoupaged the strips of music onto it.
I cut down a piece of foam and glued it into the candlestick to support the dowel and ball.
And I glued a little moss to the base of the dowel to hide the foam and glue.
Not hard to do at all, and it turned out very pretty and unique.
I think she'll love it.
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