Christmas Decorations and DIY Music Letters

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Christmas, crafts, decorating for clients, paper crafts, yard sale | 7 comments

I had the great pleasure of decorating today for my friends, David and Renee.  They love Christmas decorations, but not the process of decorating.  Luckily, that is what I love to do the most!  I bought a few new things for them, and used some of what they had.

When I arrived this morning, they had Christmas music playing for me.  I was just able to loose myself in the Christmas spirit!

I helped them build and decorate this house.  You can check out their kitchen and family room.

Here is their holiday home!

I made a couple of things for their home.  I found some Christmas sheet music at a yard sale a few weeks ago.  (I knew that it would come in handy for something!) I cut letters out of cardboard, and just wrapped them in the sheet music.  Super easy and cheap.

I had to make several little cuts to get around the curves.

I added them to a box with fresh cut cedar, pinecones and ornaments.

I also made this picture.  I printed Renee’s favorite poem on a thicker white paper, ripped the edges and Modge Podged it to a burlap canvas.  I framed it in a yard sale frame.

There are cedar trees all over Murfreesboro!  There were probably 20 in the tree line along the Sproles property line.  I headed out with my clippers and had plenty of fresh greenery.

David’s main request was to find a way to work in some lanterns.  I found this pair over at TJMaxx.  I added the battery operated candles.  With so much fresh greenery around, I did not think real candles was a good option!

 I hope that the Sproles are enjoying their home this evening!

I hope to finish mine up tomorrow. I did get the outside done today.  The weather was amazing – warm and sunshine!

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  1. Very nice Melissa Love all the things you made, how you displayed everything. Think I might have to “borrow” some of your ideas if that’s ok?
    I keep telling myself I’m done decorating but then I’ll see something I think I can’t live without and there I’m off again busy creating. Thanks for great ideas gal.
    Love the lanterns. I have a couple similar but not as large. Maybe they’ll go on front porch.
    We had a cedar tree in front yard of house we lived in for awhile in Grand Junction over our 2nd. Christmas here and boy did I have good time decorating with the cedar. Poor tree was almost naked when I got done, lol.
    We went to Krogers (city mkt. here) tonight and I snagged a couple skimpy branches from tree area, they smell so good in living room. Happy week

  2. You did a lovely job, Melissa! I love the JOY letters on the piano. The sheet music was a perfect touch for that.

  3. I love JOY signs and these Christmas stockings! 🙂

  4. Melissa, You did a beautiful job of decorating your friends room! Very, very pretty. I love the idea of the cardboard letters wrapped in sheet music, I pinned it!
    Hugs, cindy

  5. Love this!

  6. Your family room is lovely and the JOY on the piano is perfect 🙂

  7. You home looks like it’s ready to receive Santa… I especially love the printed music. So pretty… Thanks for sharing!

    hugs x

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