>…and it makes my heart want to sing




It’s HERE!!!!!

I don’t think you understand how happy this makes me ๐Ÿ™‚

To celebrate, I made this:

Want a tutorial? I’ve got one for you (even if you didn’t want one…muahaha) ๐Ÿ˜‰

First, I got this sheet music for 25 cents at my local ReStore. They’re Easter hymns…perfect!

I then tore the music into strips, and mod-podged the strips onto some white cardstock…

I made 6 sections because “spring” has 6 letters:

I let this dry, and then put it under some heavy books overnight to flatten it out.

Then, I used Word to make some letters to spell out “spring” and I printed them out:

I cut out the letters, and then traced them onto the mod-podged sheet music:
Then, I cut them out, and I smeared some ink on the edges of the letters to give it a little bit of an aged look.

Next, I got out my “canvas”. My mom gave me this old shutter (it used to be covering their fusebox!) and it was a perfect size for this project! I hot-glued the letters onto the shutter, and made them “hang” from some hot-glued ribbon:

My husband had the idea to tie in the music notes to spring…birds! Perfect!

Wait…let’s back that up a second. My husband…had an idea…about how to decorate…and I loved it…?! This might be a FIRST! WOW! I’m so excited!!!! Usually I get a, “Hm, sure, it looks great…”

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So I mounted them on some of the scraps of sheet music, and it made it much better!

Lastly, I switched out the original knob for this cute one I bought at Lowes for a project that never happened…

And it’s finished!!

Cost breakdown:

Shutter: Free
Sheet music: 25 cents
Knob: $2.97
Ribbon: Free (from my stash)
Total Cost: $3.22

Can’t you just hear the birds singing? HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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43 Responses to “>…and it makes my heart want to sing”
  1. lifeofcarbon says:

    >What a great way to use up all that sheet music. I know I still have some lying around from when I used to be in band. Maybe now I can use them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. tpdval says:

    >What a lovely craft! It made my heart sing. I too was thrilled to welcome in spring! http://girlfriendlifeline.blogspot.com/2011/03/happy-first-day-of-spring-or-if-youre_19.html

  3. >I love sheet music projects, although I don't have any of my own. Everyone seems to do the same sheet music projects, so I like seeing a different one like yours. It's very cute and whimical by the way you have the letters hung. Thanks for sharing!

  4. >cuteeeeee. i love sheet music projects. it just always looks so good

  5. >How cute! I am amazed that you only spent $3

  6. >Where do I start? This is adorable! I just love your idea. You could use the sheet music and do a Christmas one too…spelling something else of course! Hahaha…great post.Blessings,Debbie

  7. Jill says:

    >Absoultely gorgeous! and I love that your husband contributed too!Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!Hope you have a great week!Jill @ Creating my way to Successhttp://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  8. Kaitlin says:

    >I really like how you aged the letters with ink! Great touch

  9. Cristan says:


  10. Christine says:

    >Cute! I love shutters…and sheet music! I am now following you, hope you can follow back :)krazycraftylady.blogspot.com

  11. Anna See says:

    >What a fun, happy project. I've been dabbling with sheet music myself, so I may try this.

  12. >I love how you made the letters from cardstock! Its alot cheaper than buyer even the least expensive chipboard letters at Hobby Lobby! Great way to use what you already have:) Found you from house of GraceXO,Sarah

  13. Natalia Lynn says:

    >I just found your blog from K's and I love it! What an excellent idea, I am seriously going to try to do something like this because I think I have a lot of the stuff. I am your newest follower!

  14. Ruth Yoder says:

    >wow, that is really cool!

  15. kayla says:

    >that's really cute, love the birds!

  16. >I love shutters…and sheet music and the little birds are so cute! You're very creative…great job on your spring decor!

  17. >Hey that's is really cute. I am a new follower!Conniehttp://thecrafterbug.blogspot.com/

  18. >What a great idea! I have a shutter in my stash. Hmmm…your giving me ideas. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

  19. craftynan says:

    >hiya i am visiting from at home with k , love this project it is real cute and of course you would not have done it with out your husband ???? lol tfs hope to see youat mine soon xmaggiex

  20. >So cute! Love the music sheet letters!~* Jessica Lauren@http://copy-cat-crafter.blogspot.com/

  21. Jennifer says:

    >I love this!!! I love that it is torn up first and then made into the letters! Jenniferhttp://craftyhair.blogspot.com

  22. >Super duper cute! I am loving this idea and might just have to use it in my own house! Great job!www.theobanions.blogspot.com

  23. Cindy Adkins says:

    >Oh, this is adorable!!! What an inspiration your lovely creation is!XO

  24. >Sooo cute! And hubby's idea was a terrific way to embellish your creation! He gets a big "high 5" from me. Thanks for linking to the party, Christina. I've been wondering where you were. ;)Happy spring!Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottagehttp://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

  25. Melody says:

    >You project sings Spring, but I Shutter to think how cold it is here in Ohio.

  26. >Seriously love the layout, stencil and cut lettering. I would've done it the hard way first! Thanks for shaving off about five hours for me.

  27. Terry says:

    >So really cute.

  28. Megan says:

    >the sheet music is really pretty. megancraftycpa.blogspot.com

  29. Jamie says:

    >I love how you used the music sheet. I would love it if you linked your project up to More The Merrier Monday.http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

  30. Pamela says:

    >Love, love, love! My husband is a musician so the project "spoke" to me. And hey, spring makes me sing!Blessings, Pamela

  31. >Adorable project! I shared it on my TT&J FB page and linked to you ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxoJen

  32. Janet says:

    >This is so stinkin' cute!!!iheartmygluegun.com

  33. >It's really pretty – thanks for sharing the great tutorial!

  34. Claire says:

    >LOVE this cuteness!!

  35. >What a cute idea! I love anything made with music sheets! :)Thanks for linking up to my party!Blessings,Traci

  36. >Wow, this looks lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

  37. >Love!!! Very cool the way you hung them. Such a pretty spring project. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  38. Jennifer says:

    >ahhhhhhhhh love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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