Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Give Thanks with Music

I wanted to make something special to sit on the music stand area of our piano for Fall. I didn't spend anything - but scrounged around and came up with this:

I found a picture from a magazine that I liked and trimmed it to fit the back of an old song book I wasn't using anymore. Then, I painted Mod Podge onto the board, placed the magazine photo on top and painted Mod Podge over it as well.

I embellished the photo with a sheet of music entitled, "Thanksgiving" ~ a Scripture verse, some mini pumpkins and a bow.

Here's how it turned out:
"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever!"
~ I Chronicles 16:24 ~


patty w said...

That is gorgeous! Love everything about it !

mom said...

Lovely idea! And it turned out great -- how long did it take to make it? Love you, Mom

Amy said...

Very sweet AND resourceful!

Katie said...

I like it....and I have two musicians in the family...this would be a neat way to write them a thank you too! :-)

Dawn said...

Yesterday when you posted about your pumpkins, I was wondering where the music decoration was!! LOL! I almost emailed you and said, "Hey!! Show the pretty sheet music thing!" I will say, the pictures don't do it justice. It is really beautiful...Michele and I were admiring it!

angie said...

Crafts made using resources you already have on hand are that much sweeter. What will be even more beautiful is the sound coming from the piano when your littles start to play!
On the topic of resourceful--my husband would like to give Christmas gifts to 16 of his co-workers (8 men, 8 women). I have some things, like Christmas napkin packs that were on clearance, stashed away. Do you have any ideas for gift "baskets"? I would like to spend under $5 for each.

Rambling Girl said...

Great idea! I love this. I need to make one for my piano. Thanks for the idea.

Familia Stilwell said...

Oh, I love it! I think I might actually have all the stuff on hand to make something similar for our piano. Thanks for the idea. I was excited to find your blog again. I lost all my favorites in the move to the States. I came across Carrie's the other day by accident and was able to find yours, too. Yay! I am always encouraged when I visit. :) Have a great day!

thehomespunheart said...

Hi Angie - yes, it will be fun with the girls learn to play! :)

As far as your gift baskets - here are a couple of thoughts. I love the brown kraft paper gift bags (they have them at Michael's and in the craft section at Wal-Mart) and you can get a bundle of them for probably $5 or less. You could decorate these really cute with ribbon, fabric, scrapbook paper or evergreen clippings.

Or, you could look at thrift stores for interesting containers - mixing bowls, baskets, tins, metalware or gardening containers. Keep in mind that most of these could be spray painted if you don't like the way they look at present.

I hope that helps!

Dawn said...

Wow...how quaint!

See I am not like you, I don't have a talented bone in my body. :) I mean, I love stickers, stationary, gel pens, glitter, rubber stamps and all that good stuff and I use it, but always so boringly (if that's even a word...lol).

Happy last day of September!


Holly said...

what a pretty blog!
and what fabulous talent with all your creativity!

I just watched Anne of Green Gables with my girls today - it was their first time and they were GLUED! so cute!

Elise said...

That is so pretty!! What magazine did you get that pumpkin picture out of? I love it!!

Elise said...

For Angie,
To piggyback what Monica suggested-you could put some baked goods in the basket with the napkins and maybe some hot chocolate or the sample packets of coffee that are about $1.25 at the grocery store. I would love to receive that!!

Diana said...

What a great idea. I love your blog. Adding you to favorites!
You are so talented. Thanks for sharing!

Katrina said...

l-o-v-e it!
Happy fall to you and yours!

Katy said...

I love it Monica! Fantastic job with it!!! It looks great!

Christine said...

I love the card...it is precious!

Anonymous said...

Seriously, could you give a little of your craftiness to me please?!?!? Super cute!!