Shuffling through dusty piles of sheet music from my childhood, I came across a vintage book of Christmas Carols for Children. The pages were yellowed and brittle, but the words and notes written still ring true today in the 21st century. These precious words of Christmas joy needed to emerge from their dusty chamber of the cardboard box and proclaim themselves in a new form…as Christmas Sheet Music Art!!
The wonderful people at Aleen’s sent me a few great adhesives to try out. Talk about product satisfaction, these adhesives rock!! No more messy hot glue strings lingering along your crafts! No burnt fingers!!
How to Make Sheet Music Art
To make the Sheet Music Art, I removed a picture from an old frame I already owned and cut a piece of white cardstock to fit the frame. Up cycle! The first adhesive I tried was the Aleene’s Tacky Tape Runner. It’s like most tape runners for the exception that it’s “tape” is like ultra-thin sheets of flexible glue!
I tore out (gasp!) a few pages from my vintage Christmas Carol book and ran the Tacky Tape Runner along the edges. It’s acid free, which means SAFE for this old sheet music. The tape is so thin, it’s almost invisible! It was fast and very easy to apply.
I taped down all my Christmas carol sheet music to white paper cut to the old artwork size. Then any overlapping was trimmed off with scissors.
After trimming, the music sheets were re-inserted into the frame along with the original glass.
I then took MDF letters that spelled the word PEACE and painted them with Heirloom White paint and rubbed the edges with a bit of brown glaze. With the Aleen’s Tacky Line Roll, I applied strips of glue to the letters.
To use the Tacky Line Roll, cut your desired length, apply to item, press, and remove plastic sheeting. It is oh-so-easy! This line roll is like perfect lines of hot glue without the ooze or mess!
Here is a close up of the line glue. How neat is that?
The tacky line rolled letters were then pressed gently against the front glass and were ready for display! What I really like about this product is that I can remove the letters with NO MESS on the glass! They come off clean yet hold strong when applied.
I love the quiet color scheme and meaningful words of the Christmas Carols. No longer are they hidden in a dusty old box but their message can now be displayed in a beautiful form.
Aleene’s adhesives come in many varieties for a multitude of uses to make your crafting or gift wrapping cleaner, convenient, and faster! They can be found at Michaels or Ilovetocreate.com Amongst the hustle and bustle of this hectic season, this Christmas Carol Sheet Music Art is a nice reminder to seek PEACE instead.
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