DIY Music Sheet Garland

Hello, hello! I got to share this DIY over at Persia Lou last week. I thought I would repost it here in case you missed it! 

DIY Music Sheet Garland via Like a Saturday

Most of my Christmas decorating this year has a vintage vibe. That means lots of little vintage trinkets and bottle brush trees, tinsel, and sheet music! I created a couple of garlands using vintage sheet music to incorporate into my decor. I already had all of the supplies on hand, so these delicate garlands didn’t cost me a thing to make. You could create your own for a few bucks {or even free!}. 

DIY Music Sheet Garland via Like a Saturday

You will need either an old hymnal or songbook {I found mine on eBay for a couple of bucks a few years ago} or if you’d rather not tear up an old book, you can print copies of sheet music online. You will also need scissors, X-acto knife, paper punch, string, and either scotch tape or glue. {and you’ll want to be sure to do your crafting by the light of the tree…because of course!}.

DIY Music Sheet Garland via Like a Saturday

Start by cutting a sheet out of the hymnal with an X-acto knife. To create a pennant flag style garland, fold the paper into quarters. 

DIY Music Sheet Garland via Like a Saturday

Slightly trim 3 of the 4 sides with a pair of scissors. 

DIY Music Sheet Garland via Like a Saturday

Then, on the untrimmed side, cut a triangle starting at each corner and meeting in the center of the paper. To create any other style of garland, use a paper punch in the shape of your choice. 

Next, cut a piece of string or twine to the desired length. Space out each piece of the garland and attach to the string with scotch tape or a dot of hot glue. You can leave the sheet music as is or embellish with a bit of glitter. 

DIY Music Sheet Garland via Like a SaturdayI strung a short piece of flag style garland across my mantel, and tucked some circle garland {that I made with a paper punch} onto our main tree in the living room.

DIY Music Sheet Garland via Like a Saturday

I love these little garlands! They are so simple and festive.

Thanks to Alexis for inviting me to share last week! I hope y’all will hop on by her place sometime soon! {She’ll be participating in a little tour of homes happening here next week – more details tomorrow!}.  You can also find Alexis on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!  

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