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Christmas Decorations – Making Music…

Here is an update on my Bauble project!

I aged my sheet music and left it to dry, then cut into random shapes.

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Tea soaked paper

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These shapes were glued to the polystyrene balls, and then left to dry.  They look great so far, I am really happy with them.  I will add another coat of paper as there are a couple of small gaps, and I will also add some red ribbon to hang them from the tree.

The final addition will be a dusting of some gorgeous iridescent glitter which arrived today, and I am itching to open!

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Original Post:

So after pinning what feels like hundreds of ideas, I have started to shortlist a few projects to try.

The first is some sheet music baubles.  I have some foam balls at home, which Miss D dipped in glitter to make homemade baubles as gifts for the grandparents last year (Note to self: NEVER leave a two year old any where near a pot of glitter – its gets everywhere…..).

My plan is to create some vintage style baubles in the style of the images below.

I have started by downloading some Christmas sheet music – I found a website called 8notes, that offers good quality printables.

I printed these onto plain paper, then to ‘age’ the paper I will revert back to my school days – by dipping into brewed tea for a couple of minutes (not too long otherwise the print will disappear!).

Once dry, I will cut into strips and used PVA glue to stick to the baubles.  Depending on how well the paper adheres to the ball, I may do several layers, leaving to dry between each one.

I will coat in glue once finished, to protect and give it a sheen, and possibly also add some glitter…..!

Once I have finished I will post some photo’s to show you.

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