Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Decorations from Scraps

What you will need:

An ugly canvas painting in a rad frame
Vintage Sheet Music
Modge Podge
Musical Instrument of sorts
Christmas "fluff"
Hot Glue Gun

About 18 months ago, I was given a pile of awful canvas paintings. With my luck they were probably "worth something" and I destroyed any amount of value. But, I thought they were ugly so we covered the painting with sheets of vintage sheet music.

Last year, I used this as a back drop for a Christmas Wreath.

This year, I decided to take a step further and "junkify" it.

I had a broken violin that Gayle at Strings Music dropped off at the store for me. In his words..."you can think of something to do with this."

I had to re-glue the bridge back on and tighten up the strings. Fortunately, I played violin when I was nine years old so I totally knew what I was doing.

To add some Christmas flair, I took a bag of Christmas greens that another customer dropped off and gave to me and started cutting them apart with wire cutters.

I glued some behind the neck, added some pinecones and made a red bow to tie around.

The result...

A unique and charming wall hanging perfect for the holidays!

And the best part is that I made it completely out of donated materials!

It's fun to play around with the stuff you have to see what you come up with!

What's your most creative "junk" project?


  1. I love it. What a perfect gift for a musician, too! xo Diana


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