Sunday, December 16, 2012

J-O-Y Vintage Music Banner

Make a J-O-Y banner using vintage 
Christmas sheet music. If you don't
 happen to have old sheet music you can
 find it on the internet and make copies.
I found free vintage Christmas sheet
music printables  HERE
 I chose three that were similar in design.
 'O Come All Ye Faithful' in image size 
432x640. I enlarged it to 110% .
'Silent Night' in image size 432x640 
enlarged to 110%, and 
 'Jingle Bells' in size 409x600 
enlarged to 115%. 
 Click on image to see more image sizes
 before enlarging and printing
 For printing I used the landscape setting.
 I wanted to get 2 on each page but couldn't
 figure that out as quickly as I wanted so I just
 printed them each on their own page using
 heavy stock paper. Then I cut them out.

I found a font I liked, Curlz MT for the letters.
 I printed those using regular copy paper
in size 450, outline.
 Using carbon paper, I traced the letters onto the music.
 I filled in the letters with a black Sharpie.
First using a thin one for the outline 
and a thick one to fill in.
 I decided to add a little snowy glitter. 
 I just ran a little white glue around the edges
 and sprinkled it with glitter. Let the glue dry 
 then cut 2 slits with a pointy knife and thread 
some sheer shiny ribbon thru the slits to hang.
 See my little silver JOY letters on the lower 
left window pane? I forgot to take those down
 last year...and may forget again this year.
A fun, easy, J-O-Y banner.

Cheers! 



14 comments:

  1. You always amaze me, girl!!
    Slowly but surely I use many of your clever ideas with my grand kids. I actually HAVE old sheet music - and I hope to make this banner next year when we are back in our home.
    Merry Christmas!!

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  2. Rita, you always have wonderful ideas. Sure wish I was your neighbor.....Merry Christmas!

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  3. Oh that is so pretty...and I love that you used sheet music too! Thanks for sharing, I may just do this one day!

    Jane
    Finding Fabulous

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  4. I love your banner! What is it about sheet music that just makes everything look so festive?!

    Jeanine

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  5. I love the banner, and thanks for giving us the link where you found the printable sheet music. There's is just something about sheet music that bring so much charm.

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  6. This banner has my favorite word of the season on it...JOY! Love it and hope to make one!

    hugs, Linda

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  7. Fun! U always do the coolest projects!!

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  8. It's lovely! Can't wait to try it. Makes me smile to see the JOY up there!

    Jessica
    http://ahumblecreation.com

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  9. I love your J-O-Y banner! Thanks for the sheet music site.

    Merry Christmas!

    Dee

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  10. I love it, Rita. Great tutorial. Thank you and Merry Christmas! :)

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  11. Brilliant idea, it is just darling. Thanks for linking up this week:)

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  12. I have been visiting blogs I am following but haven't visited lately and got caught up with yours this morning. You write some interesting posts! Have enjoyed reading your blog May.

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