This week we focused on the entry way. I went antique shopping at this great antique mall near our house and found a fabulous old window! It needed to be cleaned a bit, but I think the chipping paint and scratches make it more authentic.
We hung the window in our entry way and it looked beautiful, but it needed something more. Here is the before picture with my Valentine's day flowers from Kris...love pink tulips!
I started thinking about about how I wanted to dress up our window and I remembered this super cute tutorial at one of my favorite blogs, Dear Lillie, and decided to do my own larger version of their fan medallion. To see their tutorial click here.
Here is my how I made the sheet music medallion above...
- 6 sheets of large sheet music (mine were about 11x14)
- 3-4 inch wooden letter from Michaels
- White acrylic paint
- Black card stock
- Circle cutter or scissors
- Glue or double sided tape
At the same antique store where I found the window, I got a huge book of large sheet music. Take two of your music sheets and glue or tape them together on the long side. I used hot glue because it dries so quickly.
Begin to fold your two sheets of paper along the shorter side (your seam from gluing your music together should be vertical) in 1/2 inch folds. The paper should be folded in an accordion style and scored each time you fold it. I just used my finger and pressed firmly along the crease.
Keep folding until you have folded the whole sheet and your paper looks like the below.
Hold your paper together so the folds are pressed together. Fold the entire length of paper in half.
Glue or tape the two folded sides to each other from the bottom of the fold to the top of the edge of the fan.
Repeat this step three times to create three separate fans. Using your glue or tape attach them to each other to create a circle. Then cut a small circle from your card stock and paint your wooden letter your desired color. Glue the card stock on top of your circle fan and then glue your wooden letter once it has dried. Attach a ribbon loop to the back of your fan (I used hot glue to attach it). The finished product is below!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! I will be linking to these parties this week.
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
The DIY Project Parade at The DIY Show Off
I hope you have a fabulous Sunday! xoxo