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Use a wood cutout from the craft store as a base to make this sheet music USA sign painted with watercolors.

DIY sheet music USA sign with watercolor paint

Make a little piece of patriotic wall decor with sheet music, Mod Podge, and watercolor paint.

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OK, it’s story time. A long time ago before my life revolved around kids activities, I sang in choir at church. One day, some volunteers were going through all the hymnals – removing any old damaged ones and replacing them with new hymnals.

using old hymnal pages to Mod Podge a USA wall sign

Like any good crafter, I swiped a hymnal to take home and make sheet music crafts with. It’s not stealing if the item was headed for the dumpster anyway, right?

So, that’s how I ended up with a hymnal on my bookshelf, just waiting for the right craft.

sheet music USA american flag sign and a patriotic book stack

Also, have you ever noticed that many church hymnals have patriotic music? It’s usually only a few tunes, but they’re there.

When I decided to make this video of patriotic upcycle crafts, I knew what I had to do. It was time to tear into that hymnal!

DIY sheet music USA sign with watercolor paint

Sheet Music USA Sign

Yield: 1 sign
Active Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Use a wood cutout from the craft store as a base to make this sheet music USA sign painted with watercolors.


  • 1 USA map wood cutout
  • Sheet music paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Red and blue watercolor paints
  • Matte clear acrylic spray


  • Paint brushes
  • Smoothing tool
  • Penblade
  • Cutting mat


  1. Select your sheet music paper. Lay them over the wooden map to get an idea for placement. Rip the paper edges if the sheets need to be sized down.
  2. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the wood sign. Lay a piece of paper over the Mod Podge and smooth with your fingers or a smoothing tool. When adding additional pieces of paper, apply the Mod Podge to the back of the paper before laying down - so that there is no Mod Podge on the front of the paper when you paint.
  3. Let the Mod Podge dry for about 20 minutes. Lay the map face-down on a cutting mat. Use a PenBlade to carefully trim away excess paper from the edges.
  4. Use a paint brush to add watercolor blue flowers and red stripes. Let dry.
  5. Spray the map sign with a coat of clear acrylic spray.

step by step making a sheet music USA map sign with watercolor paint


If you don't have sheet music, you could use scrapbook paper, music printed off the internet, or even book pages.

Sheet Music USA Sign
DIY sheet music watercolor painted USA map

Above, this USA sign is displayed with two other crafts: a patriotic book stack and scrap fabric flags.

One Comment

  1. Aimee,
    You’re Just Amazing! Love all your crafts! All of them, the hundreds and hundreds!

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