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Published on May 25th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell


How To: Music Wall Art

Music Wall Art

In a few weeks I’m moving into a rental home with two other roommates. We’re all musicians, so it’s a no-brainer that we’re going to have lots of musical items/instruments to decorate. My head is spinning with ideas, so I decided to finally work on some wall art for our music space!

What You Will Need:

1. An old frame. I used one that I found at a yard sale.

Music Wall Art

2. Sheet music. (Are you guys sick of sheet music yet?) I used the same sheet music that I used in the Recycled Mother’s Day Brooch project. You could also use other recycled paper like book pages.

3. Glue. I used school glue, but you could also use eco-glue. Also, check out some of our natural glue recipes!

4. Scissors

5. Any embellishments you would like to add. I added the words “music” and a bass clef heart that I cut out using an electronic cutting machine. For both I used scrapbook paper that I’ve used with other projects. As we all know, scrapbook paper is not the greenest craft supply, so if you can, opt for products like the Green Stack Collection, Eco-Friendly Recycled Scrapbook Paper, and Recycled Kraft Paper for Scrapbooking.

How To Do It:

1. Take the cardboard backing out of your frame. If your frame doesn’t have one, you can make your own out of an old box or pizza box.

2. Glue your recycled paper onto the cardboard. I added a little water to my glue just like I would with decoupaging– I feel like adding water helps me not waste glue. I got a lot of wrinkles, but I liked it because it makes it look old. If you don’t want wrinkles, smooth them out while your glue is still wet.

Music Wall Art

3. Cut off any excess paper.

Music Wall Art

4. Add your embellishments. Like I mentioned before, I used an electronic cutting machine to cut out the word “music” and the bass clef heart.

5. Put it back in your frame.

Music Wall Art

Music Wall Art

Do you have a musician in your life that you could make this for? I even thought about using book pages and using the phrase “create” or “write.” What would you do? Share your ideas on our facebook page or in the comment section below!


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About the Author

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

7 Responses to How To: Music Wall Art

  1. Sandy Marsh says:

    It might create an even more vintage effect if you were to stain the paper using coffee, or dye made from onion skins or beets!

    • Sandy, that’s a great idea! You can’t really tell from the picture, but mine came from a really old music book, so they were already aged. For newer music pages, though, I would definitely take the time to stain them!

  2. Great project! I love the frame that you chose!

  3. Framed Art says:

    This is a great decoration! Thanks for the tips on alternate supplies/ways to make this greener.

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  5. Bonnie G. says:

    Great idea!!! I have my grandmothers music dating back to the early 1900s. I’ve copied some and have made angels at Christmas. Thank you for such a great idea.

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