After taking the Halloween decorations down, I was in need of a fall-ish wreath for our entryway. I like projects that use old book pages and paper goods and I have been envious of other crafters' vintage sheet music creations. While antiquing, I have yet to find reasonably priced sheet music.
After not spending money in October, I made my first big November purchase at Goodwill. I ran across this gem which includes songs by Gloria Estefan, Bryan Adams, Tom Petty, and other early 90s legends.
1991 was a good year for me, I'm pretty sure I learned how to read.
I have run across a lot of paper wreaths on Pinterest and other blogs. I found a helpful tutorial at cornerhouseblog that I used as a guide while making my wreath. I used packaging paper from an Amazon shipment and packaging tape to make a 10.5" wreath form.
I was not in the mood to spend $20 on a paper punch, so I used a 4" drinking glass as a template. I cut through five sheets at a time. I went through a lot of hot glue making over 150 of these paper cones.
The first round of gluing was the most difficult to get the cones to stay in place. I had a little more success after poking holes in the wreath form with a pen and filling the holes with hot glue.
I added twigs from our yard and brown wired ribbon in an attempt to make the wreath look more fall-ish.
I found that gluing the cones to their neighbors AND the wreath form was the best technique to secure the cones in place.
It may be a little wonky and the back is a hot mess, but overall I like how it turned out. The other bonus is that I have more hot pop singles left for future projects.
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