Use a wood cutout from the craft store as a base to make this sheet music USA sign painted with watercolors.
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.
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.
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!
- 1 USA map wood cutout
- Sheet music paper
- Mod Podge
- Red and blue watercolor paints
- Matte clear acrylic spray
- Paint brushes
- Smoothing tool
- Cutting mat
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Use a paint brush to add watercolor blue flowers and red stripes. Let dry.
- Spray the map sign with a coat of clear acrylic spray.
If you don't have sheet music, you could use scrapbook paper, music printed off the internet, or even book pages.