Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sweet little hearts made out of scraps

Some people would call me a pack rat-I can't bear to throw away those little scraps of vintage sheet music that are left over after doing a project. They are just too cute and I just know I might find a use for them one day. I prefer to call myself thrifty and I am so glad I kept them because something I saw on Pinterest inspired me to make these heart tags!
I had some folders from work that were perfect for using as the backing. I cut the heart shape out and then took different small pieces of sheet music and glued them all over the heart in a very random fashion. It doesn't have to be perfect or match up...the more random the better!I then took some glitter paint and outlined the edge of the heart. This helps disguise any rough edges and it adds some sparkle to them as well!
For the roses, I took a piece of tulle about a foot and half long and 2 inches wide and started to twist it into a rose. I used a little dab of hot glue here and there to hold it in place. I then glued the rose onto the heart and added an embellishment to the center of the rose. I used pearls, vintage buttons and gems.
For these two, I printed "Je t'aime" on paper, cut it out and glued it on. I glittered the edge of that too. I think these two are my favorite!
I poked a hole in the top of the heart and put some ribbon through. These could be used as gift tags, note tags or even hung up for decoration. The total cost of these=$0...now that is my kind of project. I have a few other ideas in mind and I have a lot of scrap sheet music left so I better get to finishing them so I can show you!
I am a sucker for anything that includes vintage sheet music, roses, glitter, pearls, ribbons, French and love!
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18 comments:

Okio B Designs said...

I love these! They are so petite and pretty. I'd hang them everywhere in my house!

Jeanine

Jenny's Heart said...

Well you know my affinity for hearts, so you know I love them :)
lovely!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Thanks for showing these cute as a button hearts at Your Cozy Home Party. I like the look of music on them. Good idea!------- Shannon

Kasia said...

I love your hearts! Im like that too, a hamster! :) I collect everything I think I can use! ;) Lovely!

Hugs,

Susan S. said...

Hi Trisha....I found your blog thru Isabelle Thornton Le Chateau and got to say....It's a great blog! Love your creativity. I've added myself as your newest follower. Hope you can pop in and see me sometime. Happy Spring Ya'll from Houston, tx

Jann Olson said...

Hi Trisha, these are so cute! I too am a sucker for sheet music and glitter. I love the rose and the french words. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup!
Hugs,
Jann

Susan S. said...

Thanks for stopping in my blog and leaving a sweet message! I'm glad to have you as a new follower...and can't wait to see what your new post will be. :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh these are so sweet!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

These are just so sweet. I can't throw away scraps either, you've put you stash to good use! thanks for linking up to the party!

Michele said...

fabulous creations and fabulous ideas! i love it. saw you at petite passions friday link up. have a happy weekend. xo

Miss Gracie's House said...

Such sweet *hearts*....
Rene'

Laurel Stephens said...

These are so pretty. I'm in love with anything made from sheet music also!

Isabelle Thornton said...

Love them! Good job!
Thanks for linking! I have another French party going on! Come link!
Xo
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

Tara said...

These would look gorgeous on my christmas tree..xx

Lynnie @ Ramblings from Vintage Gal said...

Great way to use up all those scraps...they call me a packrat too!

Michele said...

Hi ~ Wow, so neat that you are able create something so cute as your hearts out of sheet music ~ Nice job.

Have a nice weekend,
Sincerely,
Michele
Pearl 13.1

Donna said...

Oooh, la, la,Trisha! I am in love with your sweet musical hearts! I am the same way with scraps of vintage sheet music, I can't bear to throw them out, though I never know what to do with them. Thanks so much for the inspiration, I can't wait to make some of these as little gifts!!!

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

Love these sweet little hearts! I am following you on linky!