Monday, December 13, 2010

Project MONDAY IV - your grandmother never thought you would want her old sheet music for this.

Welcome to my 4th Project MONDAY!

I have been so excited to share this project - it is one of my all time favorite designs, and it is really quite easy. 
Though it may be a little bit time consuming, the results will knock your socks off. 
So let's get going....


On the previous Project Monday I taught you how to make this:

click HERE for the tutorial

So you'd better get crackin' and make a bunch of them.

 You are going to need one of these Styrofoam wreaths - I found mine at Michael's.

 You need a way to hang it, so now is the time to wind some wire around it - wherever you want the top to be.

 Did I mention you are going to need a lot of those roses?

 I made mine from this book:


 This was very dry and brittle, so a little tricky to work with.

note the pencil notes from lessons long ago...

I made these assembly-line-style and grouped them in piles - that sure did help to speed up the process.




After I had amassed a fair amount I began sticking them into the Styrofoam.

It is very deceiving how many roses it takes to fill in the gaps.

I want to stop here to tell you what I would have done differently.

I should have painted over the green with an antique white. I should have known better, and I still kick myself every time I see green peeking through.
 Oh well, it's too late for me, but not for you - I highly recommend taking the extra time to paint.

Moving on.....

I decided to leave a gap for a fancy ribbon "corsage".

I just cut wide strips from the same music book, "looped" them, and turned them into a ribbon reminiscent of one of those rosette ribbon awards. 


Pretty spectacular, yes?

Now it's your turn....what project have you enjoyed making lately???

I am also linking this week to Faded Charm for White Wednesday.

Now make sure you link in here and join my party...


xoxo


12 comments:

  1. What a fabulous project! This is going on my list of projects to do after the holidays. I have the week off after Christmas and I hope to get a lot of projects started (and finished).
    I'm so sorry I forgot about Project Monday. It just got away from me this month :(
    Hope you have a great week.
    Jane

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  2. Love your wreath and aren't music sheets just the best to use! I love em too! Speaking of, I love love love your attic space...it's a fabulous creative space and I wish I had one.

    Stopping by from WW, and merry Christmas to you!
    -marie

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  3. I LOVE this wreath. I'll have to take some time to watch your tutorial on those wonderful roses. Really beautiful with the ribbon too.

    Thanks for playing along.

    Kathleen

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  4. Oh my goodness, this is stunning. I will have to give this a try. Love it hanging on the cabinet. Ann

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  5. Oh wow! You have outdone yourself~ this wreath is heavenly! I linked up! Have a lovely evening, please stop by my blog I am having a giveaway!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  6. I am so loving this! I've been wanting to make flowers with my sheet music and couldn't ever get it right. This wreath is really nice! I love the "prize" ribbon too. You really out-did yourself - beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Missy

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  7. great project!!

    thanks for hosting event. glad i found you

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  8. Yes!!!! It is spectacular!!! Merry Christmas!

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