A few weeks ago, I participated in a craft bazaar.
These sheet music trees are one of the things that I brought with me that I got the most comments on.
These trees are the ultimate in recycling.
I used old cereal boxes for the base, and some vintage sheet music that I bought for next to nothing at an estate sale. My favorite part about the sheet music is that it still had gold stars from good practicing!
You can make several different types of trees using this cone base.
I made feather trees from an old boa, I made bead wrapped trees from silver tree trimmings, and I made paper wrapped trees.
Today, I'm going to show you how I used the cereal box cone to make my sheet music trees.
But first, a little tutorial on how to make the cone.
1. save old cereal boxes
2. cut the box open down one side
3. trim the box top and bottom
4. roll a cone (printed side on the inside) and tape with masking tape
5. trim the bottom to make sure the cone sits flat
Once you have your cone made, take out your sheet music.
Cut each piece into 3x2 rectangles.
I used about 4 sheets for each tree.
Once your sheet music is cut, roll each piece on a pencil.
Starting at the bottom of your cone, hot glue the curled paper on the bottom, making sure all of the cardboard is covered up as much as possible.
Make your second layer about a half an inch above your first layer and continue to glue the papers on making sure each paper is covering the cardboard cone.
Continue each layer until you are at the top.
Make several and prop them on candlesticks, put them on your piano, or arrange them together to make your own sheet music forest.