How to make your Wedding Song into Art: Pinterest Challenge

What was your wedding song? Was it special to both of you….or did you just pick a song at random? Ours was “It had to be you” (the Harry Connick version)….we both loved the movie When Harry met Sally (“Would you like to partake in a piece of pecan pie?”)…and the song is so sweet. “I wandered around…and finally found…the somebody who could make me be glad, just to be sad thinking of you…”

So when I spotted this idea on Pinterest I fell in love! The original pinner is a blog called Scout and Nimble. I adapted her version a bit….but same basic idea. It makes a wonderful meaningful art piece in your master bedroom…for not much cost. Here is how I went about making mine….

Wedding Song art DIY @cleverlyinspired (4)

First I printed my music from Music Notes.com. Be sure when you are ready to download you have your printer all set up and ready to go. Pay per print if ya know what I mean…:) My music printed on 3 sheets of regular paper. Take it to your local print shop. I went to OfficeDepot. Tell them the size you want this music to be copied. I asked for a 24 by 36 sheet (the largest available)…this way I knew it would fit on my 24 by 36 canvas.

Wedding Song art DIY @cleverlyinspired (10)

They had to scan my music and then print it on a piece of 24×36 paper. The largest original they could copy without scanning is 11 x 17. So I had to pay for 3 scans and then a fee to “digitally paste it” and my copies. Just something to keep in mind. I have seen a few other projects that were similar on pinterest…and most of them said the cost is below $5….I suppose that would be true if the original paper was closer to 11 by 17.  My total for my copy fee was $10 ($5 scan fee and 2 copies that were 24 by 36) still not bad. I suggest paying for a second print in case you mess up the first one like I did ;)

wedding song art

I wanted my paper to look old and aged so I mixed up a batch of brown dye and crumbled my paper up. I dipped the crumbled paper in the brown water….and it completely fell apart. I thought it would hold up ok because the paper was nice a thick…but no go. Don’t do this!

Plan B; Crumple the paper up really well. Crumple….now there is a word that is entirely underused. Crumple….I shall say it all day now…moving on..

2-25 (7)

Smooth it out and adhere to canvas with ModgePodge antique glaze. I did 2 coats. Then I went over the entire piece with a mixture of brown metallic paint mixed with clear glaze. I wanted it to be a bit more brown…worked great.

DSC_0001

Fit into the back of an empty frame. I used duct tape to be sure it was secure.

Wedding Song art DIY @cleverlyinspired (2)

Oh I love it so!!

Wedding Song art DIY @cleverlyinspired (7)

Wedding Song art DIY @cleverlyinspired (8)

I am going to link up to Katie and Sherry’s pinterest challenge….you must watch this little video….it is hilarious….(BowerPower)

 

Total spent:

Antique modge podge $4 (used coupon)

Rid dye $2

Copies $10 (I did two, and I needed both because I ruined the first attempt;)

Canvas $6 (used coupon)

Frame $30 (used coupon)

Music Notes.com

 

Sharing at

Wedding Song art DIY @cleverlyinspired (9)

I promise it will make you smile every time you look at it ;)
Country Chic Cottage

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
-Tracie
About Tracie

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge.

Comments

  1. Kelly Reber says:

    I love this idea! So sweet!! It’s funny I just posted about wanting to do something sentimental with my wedding song! I posted about it here: http://www.primerandpaintednails.com/2013/02/tagxedo-have-you-seen-it.html.
    My idea was using http://www.tagxedo.com.

    Love your Blog!!

  2. What a sweet idea – love the vintage feel of this!
    Kelly

  3. This IS a “clever” idea!!

  4. That’s a really neat idea … I’d love to do that with our wedding song!

  5. What a fabulous idea! I love how it turned out… so pretty!

    Take care,

    Trish

  6. LOVE this idea… I mean, really, really love it. How sentimental and PRETTY. I’m all about that.

  7. Hi Tracie! I love this idea. Were you able to download your sheet music for free?