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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Glittered Vintage Sheet Music Roses

Bonjour Mes Amis!
You may have noticed that I love creating with vintage sheet music.  I know that many of you do, too!
So today I wanted to share with you the glittered roses that I've been making out of vintage sheet music.  Some of you might have seen my posts in the past about the roses, but thought I'd show them again for those of you who might not be familiar with them.
 While they are quite the time consuming project, they are so much fun to make!
 I've made all sizes, the largest ones are pictured here.  The smaller you make them, the more tedious they are!  I've used them to embellish everything from decorative tags, to Christmas decor, to candles.
 The possibilities are endless!
 Having fun with PicMonkey!  (which I love, by the way!) 
 I even made a garland of them awhile back, which I think looks so pretty!
 Here I've just displayed a few with some other loves of mine, a wonderfully tarnished vintage silver tray, and a mercury glass votive holder.
 I did a tutorial a few years ago on making the roses.  You can check it out here if you want to try creating some yourself!  I've since modified the way that I create them, I guess it's one of those projects where there is no right or wrong way of doing it! If you do make some yourself, I'd love to hear about it!

 Ok, here is a little sneak peek of a project that I just finished, using the roses.  I'll share it with you next week!
Happy creating!
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Blondie's Journal said...

Your roses are beautiful, Donna! I have tons of sheet music and I try to do a little something different with it every Christmas. I have to look at your tutorial. I'm looking forward to more ideas from you, too, crafty one!


Susie said...

Donna, What a cute and clever idea. I will have to try it. Smiles, Susie

Bente said...

Wow, this is so beautiful.


Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

These are lovely, Donna. I'll have to try a few...thanks for linking to the tutorial!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Beautiful vintage-looking roses, and I love anything with sheet music!

Robin Johnson said...

Your roses look so pretty. I am going to have to try my hand at making a few for myself. I love them.

NanaDiana said...

Ah...the Glitter Queen has returned! You KNOW I love your sweet glittered roses. I think the girls and I will make some this Season- xo Diana

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These really are pretty, Donna! And your photos are lovely!

Musings from Kim K. said...

The Paris tags that I ordered from you a few years ago have those beautiful sheet music roses on them. They are permanently on display in Emma's room. So very beautiful.

Debbie said...

So pretty, Donna!
The glitter adds that perfect touch.

The Vintage Chateau said...

So pretty! I love anything made from vintage sheet music. I'll have to try some flowers!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are so pretty, Donna! Just the type of thing I'd love to put on the tree I want to do in our master.

Renee said...

Very clever and pretty!

Trisha said...

I love these roses and have been making them since the first time I saw the tutorial on your blog...thanks for the never ending inspiration!


Little Miss Maggie said...

These are beautiful, Donna. I love roses and sheet music so these are the perfect combindation. I love the garland you made too.

Connie said...

This wreath is goreous, I love it! The garland made with the music sheet flowers is so delightful and dainty . . . I am a huge fan of using music sheets in my crafts and home decor . . . when I found you blog, I was in heaven. You have created a beautiful spot here in blog-land. I am your newest follower, and I would be over the moon, if you were to follow me back. As soon as I close I'm going back and adding you to my front page blog-list . . . then I'll never miss a single post :)
I looking forward to getting to know you better through blogging and sharing ideas.
Your newest blogging sister, Connie :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Yes, I am in the mood for decorating and your projects are gorgeous. I love the sheet music flowers and they remind me of my vintage dress pattern flowers. These turned our wonderful. Love the candles too and I just finished a post for Friday sharing some accenting candles. We are thinking along the same lines.

Love the wreath and going on to that post too. You are so talented my friend.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

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