Post # 1
Looking at wedding stuff I am totally falling for papermade crafts. And I love things made out of old sheet music or old books. For Easter I went to the church where I grew up (I now live in a different town but try to make it back every couple months) and scored 2 big boxes of old sheet music and as a bonus I found a bunch of really old (1888) song books that I think are now going to become centerpiece foundations! And all for free!!! It’s the first thing I’ve gotten for the wedding and I got a little giddy. And very dusty.
Post # 3
I see what you did there with your suject title 😉
I got a hold of very old sheet music too, I think also from the late 19th century, and so many of the symbols are drawn differently. It’s really neat. Anyway, here’s (part of) what I’m doing with mine:
Post # 4
I’m a huge fan of paper medallions. If you get some edge punchers (I love the Martha Stewart ones) you can really make them look insanely gorgeous. My recommendation is to score the pleats, then punch along one edge, then fold them. Glue them together to make large size medallions 🙂
Post # 5
@gertrude: I love your confetti!
@bakerella: Those are crazy beautiful. And thanks for the term “paper medalion” – I’ve been calling them “folded paper circle thingies”!
Post # 6
Are these copies or originals? As a musician and music historian, I’d cry to see orignal music copies destroyed.
Post # 7
@JenGirl: LOL! No problem! Just PM me if you need any tips. I’ve been working on figuring out the quickest/best way to make them for another project and I think I have a good skillset under my belt now! The paper puncher on the edge makes a HUGE difference.
Ooh and another gorgeous thing I found was with paper cones. You can do the wreath:
*You could do your monogram in a centre medallion, so pretty!*
Or I love this paper cone chrysanthemum.
Post # 8
@ohmybears48: They are originals. A lot of what I like about them is that they’re old and yellowed and fraying, so copies wouldn’t work. BUT, I talked about this with the music director at my church and if I wasn’t using them they would probably be thrown out. There were 20-60 copies of most of the stuff I found and we only have a choir of about 10, and that’s only on special occasions. And the art director told me that she’s pretty certain they would never sing from this music anyway as the style is old and more complicated than our choir can really handle. In fact they’ve tried to sell/give away them on craigslist and ebay but there haven’t been any bites. So my compromise was that I left 2 nice copies of each song/book in the “choral library” at church for posterity, but the rest I’m using. At least they’re not going in the trast.
@bakerella: Those are awesome! Especially the chrysanthemum! I’m totally pinning them!
Post # 9
Old sheet music – SCORE! Haha, Bazinga! (To quote the lovely Sheldon Cooper!)
I’m thinking about staining/painting sheet music to use for envelope liners. Not sure I’ll do a color, or just giving them an antique look (tea staining, etc), maybe with a shimmer finish. Anyway, it’s cool!
Post # 10
ooh, sounds really cool. can’t wait to see what you do with them! nice score.
Post # 11
@woodwindwaker: That colored paper would be a great “pop” as an envelope liner!
@kerensa: For now they’re just sitting in a box in dad’s basement, but as soon as I book my main vendors I’m super excited to start the fun DIY stuff!
Post # 12
hi anyone think that I can use paper medallions (gold and white) for the backdrop for my friend’s greco-roman themed wedding? do they fit?
Post # 13
@jens2dlo: I think you could use them. The folded paper resembles the fluted columns.
I do suggest that you consider starting a new thread. Many Bees will look at the old date of this thread and skip right over it.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
@ohmybears48: +1. I’d feel the same way too. Fiance has to literally drag me away when there’s a box of old sheet music at the antique mall. I would be reading the music, trying to decide whether to buy and play it. 🙂
Post # 15
@jens2dlo: I love the paper medalions and think they would go great with a greco-roman feel. Reminds me of Olympic medals.
@julies1949: I happened to look at my profile – and was like “Holy crap – sheet music – I fogot all about that!”
@Cynderbug: If you’re interested in any of it after the wedding I’d be happy to send you some!
Post # 16
How exciting! I can’t wait to see what you make out of it all!