Boy, was this day a long one. 🙂
I was striving to become Miss Mustard Seed and started to roll sheet music.
Roll and roll and roll and roll.
Fuss and moan and whine and roll.
I’m pretty sure I’m the last person in the universe to try this feat and I seriously doubt you need a tutorial. However, by the end of the wreath, I had become so proficient on rolling these things my own invented way, I could squeal!
See? I was even being encouraged along the way, eh? 🙂
(FYI – I don’t say eh. Ever. I think it’s an old wives tale myself…)
Thanks to Miss Mustard Seed’s own sheet music wreath tutorial base idea, I cut this cardboard out so the cones had something to be hot glued to. (MMS, I cannot find that link yet again! Please help!)
So pretty! But, when I hung it up, it looked too… flat. And it was. The cones were all the same size and that was one problem. But there was one more hurdle. I wanted abit of colour added because it simply floated on my darker fireplace.
So, paper bags came to my rescue! They have such a nice organic texture to them and added the depth I was after.
And then, I invented a way to roll these sheets so quickly that I nearly made two of these wreaths! Nearly but not quite. 🙂
So here are my two inventions!
And.. if I didn’t invent them first, we can still pretend I did, so don’t go tellin’ me, ok? 🙂
miracle paper bag rolling technique
Cut both long sides of the bag straight through to the end.
Cut straight through along the mid fold.
You are left with the perfect size sheets.
Using a pencil, start rolling at one corner,
and roll up the entire sheet around the pencil.
But, do NOT let go like this! Oh no no. I have a much better way.
Once it’s rolled nice and tight,
pinch one end, and let the pencil drop.
While the one end is pinched, use your other hand to spread out the cone.
Continue until the sheets begin to separate. Then stop, and tape the cone closed.
So easy! Once you get going, you FLY.
I used the same technique with the sheet music as well. The pencil trick was the ticket.
While it’s pretty, I could think of 101 tweaks on making the wreath better. MUCH better.
* Use LOTS of sizes for your cones and stager them well. You’ll get a much nicer random build to it.
* Glue your cones on the cardboard MUCH farther outwards so you’re left with a hole in the center. I was cutting the cone tips countless times because I started too close to the center. The cones close in on you as you work.
Where is it today?
I fully admit. My house has changed back to my Funky Junk ways. So the wreath has a new home.
However, the wreath looks most awesome in my bedroom on my headboard gate. I’d show you but my bed hasn’t been made in a week, so, let’s maybe not. 🙂
So, for now, let’s just appreciate the moment. Such an emotional day with the challenge kickoff and all!
Go on, you can do it before you link up! Become a true MMS and give it a whirl! You now know how!
So what will I do with all this newfound knowledge?
Funky Junkify it for my rustic gate perhaps? Hmmm… I’ll let you know. 🙂
Full MMS room reveal where the wreath resides is HERE.
Copy Me Challenge linkup starts Fri, 7pm Pacific. Oh my… see you soon! 🙂
So, was I the last one to make one of these?