SHEET MUSIC TREES - tutorial





Here is my Sheet Music Tree tutorial so many have asked for.






Supplies I used:
Sheet music book with cover
(paper and light cardboard)
Scissors
Glue gun and Glue
Glitter
White glue
Styrofoam cone


COVER THE BOTTOM
First I covered the bottom of the cone with the sheet music



Cutting a circle an inch bigger then the cone base and cutting
 notches every inch or so around for folding up the sides



With my hot glue I adhered the tabs up the sides of the cone.
Below you can see the finished look of the bottom.

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MAKING A CARDBOARD CONE
Using a heavier weight book cover I rolled it into a 
cone shape to make my tree the height I wanted.
Quickly scan through the next few photos to help you
 understand what I was trying to achieve.



MONEY SAVING TIPI chose this method so I didn't have to spend more money on
bigger Styrofoam cones, and to get varying heights with multiple trees.


Once I achieved the size I wanted I glued it together.
Keep in mind my cone is going to fit inside the base
so the base circumference needed to be considered.


Working with my Styrofoam cone I trimmed the
 excess off the bottom of the cardboard cone.




With my hot glue run I ran a bead around the Styrofoam cone
 about an inch from the bottom, then slide my cardboard
 cone on top to adhere into place. Below you can just see
 where the glue ring is peeking out at the cardboard seam.




MAKING THE BRANCHES
I cut my sheet music into strips approx. 1.5" wide.

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Then I cut into my strips every half inch,
3/4 of the way up from the bottom.


I then rolled each frayed strip in my hands to curl the edges.
Gently rolling back and forth as seen below.


Starting at the bottom of my cone I ran a bead of glue half an inch from the bottom around the base to start added my branches.


I had to trim smaller pieces to fit the missing gaps.





I continued wrapping and gluing my strips half
an inch apart all the way to the tree top.


Keeping each wrap level created a gap at the top edge
which helped push or hold the next frayed edge curl out more.


Once I was at the top of my tree I decided to add some glitter. These trees look great with or without
 glitter so of course this next step was optional.

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I added a dab of white glue to the branch tips.


Then sprinkled with glitter.


Here are my trees proudly displayed.


You can always follow along on 
INSTAGRAM @4_the_love_of_wood
where you get sneak peaks of what I am up to.

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