Hi everyone and Happy New Year! Laura here again from Pet Scribbles, with an inspiration craft to kick off the new year.
Although I’m still mulling over what my word of the year might be, I do know that one thing I need to be reminded of is to sing more often. You know the type of singing: suddenly a song just moves you and you’re singing along – out loud – and it feels really good. You’re not singing for American Idol-style perfection. No, you’re just singing for you, for the pure joy of it. The fun of it. Here is a fun DIY Musical Note Wall Decor tutorial for you.
I had this unfinished wood cut-out of music notes in my craft stash for almost two years, until I finally came up with this project!
Musical Note Wall Decor
The first thing I did was to paint the music notes in a traditional black color. I only needed to do one coat. If you use a multi-surface paint, you’ll have this step done quickly as these paints dry fast.
I drilled a hole near the top of the music notes too, since this would be a wall hanging.
Next I brushed on some black glitter paint over the entire front of the music notes. Glitter paint can look cloudy when you first apply it, but will dry clear leaving a sparkly glitter finish behind.
DIY Musical Note Wall Decor
For a bit more texture on the music notes, I brushed on more of the multi-surface black paint “just here and there” onto the music notes. While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled turquoise glitter onto the music notes, where it stuck to the just-applied black paint.
Once the paint/turquoise glitter was dry, I tapped the excess glitter off.
Now it was time for my motivational phrase to inspire me here in my craft room: Sing out loud! I used adhesive-backed letters called Thickers from American Crafts. The word “sing” went across the top in capital letters, and the words “out” and “loud” went onto each note in small letters.
Although these letters stick well on their own, I added some clear tacky glue to the backs of each since I was applying them onto a textured (uneven) surface.
The fabric is pretty – and has a neat texture too. Here it is close up:
After staring at the letters a bit, I felt they needed something to help blend them into the overall design better. I used Stickles glitter glue in Black Diamond and just very lightly applied some onto each letter with a tiny brush.
For the hanger, I used some hemp cord. I added vintage trim and ribbon in aqua and turquoise to play off the colors in the project.
And now I don’t have any excuses not to sing out loud, especially while I’m crafting!
Just by changing out the colors of paint, glitter and letters you use, you could customize this project quite easily. Are your kids studying music in school? This would make a great gift for their rooms!
I’m hanging this DIY Musical Wall Decor in my office right above my craft table. A fun reminder for myself!
How about you? Do you sing in the car? While cooking? Humming counts too!
Happy crafting and singing!