Friday, 21 October 2011

Sheet Music Christmas Tree Cones

Materials Needed:

  • Styrofoam cones in varying sizes (I used bristol board rolled into cones)
  • sheet music, approximately 5-10 sheets per cone  
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks

Cut Sheet Music

Use scissors or a paper cutter to cut sheet music into approximately 1-1/2-inch-wide strips. Cut "fringe" that is approximately 1 inch long and 1/4 inch wide along one side of each sheet music strip. Be careful not to cut all the way through the sheet music.



Create 'Eyelashes'

Roll each fringed sheet music strip into a tight cylinder. Unroll and gently use your fingers to separate the fringe.



Glue Music

Using your hot glue gun, apply glue to the base of the tree form. Then press top edge of a sheet music strip onto hot glue. Hold for a few seconds until glue hardens and cools.


Cover Tree

Continue to apply glue and sheet music in rows around and up tree.  Overlap each row slightly to achieve a fuller look. For a balanced look, make three trees in varying height.  Tip: you could also use scrapbook papers, newsprint, tissue paper or wrapping paper for a different look!!




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