I took four years of piano lessons. I adored my teacher, a college student who patiently corrected my theory and listened to me slog through song after song after song.
The only problem was that I didn’t actually play the songs in the book. Oh, I tried to play them. Really, I gave a valiant effort.
Okay, maybe not so valiant. I gave a little effort.
The truth is, when the going got tough, I stopped playing the notes in the book and just made up “songs.” I put “songs” in quotation marks because I’m not convinced they were really songs — more like notes that happened concurrently and randomly as my fingers banged punishingly on the keys. Strangely enough, my teacher never called me out on my laziness. Maybe I was truly that hopeless of a piano student.
I tell you this story to absolve myself of any guilt I might feel for “ruining perfectly good music” in this project. Trust me, this project is much less ruinous than me sitting down at a piano and attempting to play the music.
Without further ado, here is how to make a wreath with old music.
Step 1: Gather Supplies and Cut a Base
In case you missed it, you need:
Music (about 35-40 pages. You can use sheet music or detach it from a book)
A piece of cardboard
A circular object
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
A piece of ribbon
A button or other center decal (optional)
Step 2: Make the “Fronds”
In the video, I say you need “about” 35 fronds. This is very approximate. I suggest you make sure you have enough music before starting to make the fronds! 35-40 pages go fast!
PS – Be careful of your fingers. I have burned myself a few times during this step!
Step 3: Glue the Base
Step 4: Glue the Top
Step 5: Make a hanger
Voila! I made 10 of these last year for Christmas gifts, but this wreath certainly can be used year-round as well!
If you try this tutorial, I’d love to see your creations on display!