Yup, raising my hand as the last one to jump on the horse that is the sheet music wreath. They have been around blog land for some time and I've had the project in my mind since the very first one I saw. I won't repeat the dozens of tutorials out there explaining how to make one of these beauties.
Last night while I was watching a movie I rolled the individual pages from an old book I picked up at GW. The pages were already aged so I didn't need to do anything but rip them out of the book. I could hear librarians everywhere screaming as each of the pages gave its story to complete my wreath.
It took me about an hour or so this morning to glue each page into the small six inch foam wreath form I picked up at the Dollar Store. I thought it was going to be too small but as you can see the finished wreath stretches across my door so I'm glad I didn't go with the bigger is better theory I usually conform to.
The pages had print and illustrations, some of the pages in this picture make it look like there are voids but I can assure you the pages are crammed in tight and there are no voids. I do however in examining this picture see that at the top there is a small area that needs a longer page added to balance it out, I'm going to head to the craft room and add a couple of more pages to the wreath to balance it out. Its amazing sometimes how something looks perfect until you take a picture and then you see its flaws.
As I pulled the pages out some of them curled when they left the binding. I love the look of imperfection, from a distance the wreath kind of looks like sea shells.
This is a side view which really shows how the pages had yellowed over the years. Can you tell I'm in love with this project?