VINTAGE SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES

Holiday greetings from Lake Arrowhead!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you may remember that for several years I’ve been in charge of making the centerpieces for a Holiday Luncheon and Fundraiser held each year at our Country Club.  Last year I made these glistening gold Christmas trees for the tables.

DIY Golden Christmas Tree Centerpieces | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.comDIY Golden Christmas Tree Centerpieces | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

I wrote a tutorial on how you too can make these golden centerpieces. Read all about it here.

DIY Golden Christmas Tree Centerpieces | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

The year prior to last I made these centerpieces for the same event, placing live trees in urns tied up in burlap ribbon.

Live Tree Centeroieces in Urns | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

This year the theme for the event was “All the Sounds of Christmas”.  I searched the internet for centerpiece ideas with a music theme and came up with this idea for Vintage Sheet Music Christmas Trees on a website called Twig Decor.

VINTAGE SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com | The OC Housewife Who Ran for the Hills

Image Via Twig Decor

I followed her tutorial and with a couple of modifications made my own Vintage Sheet Music Christmas Trees.

VINTAGE SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com | The OC Housewife Who Ran for the Hills

The inspirational tutorial over on Twig Decor suggested using actual vintage sheet music.  I didn’t have a source for vintage sheet music so instead I searched the internet for printable vintage Christmas sheet music and came up with this resource on a website called Kick of Time.  I downloaded the printable sheet music found here and printed it out on both sides of the paper.  Each 14 inch tall Christmas tree required about seven, 8 1/2 x 11  sheets.

Printable Christmas Sheet Music | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

I cut the sheet music in half lengthwise and then cut each strip into triangles. Using an open pair of scissors, I curled the wide end of the triangles in the same fashion as you would curl ribbon.

SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com | The OC Housewife Who Ran for the Hills

After searching every conceivable resource for cones, I found that styrofoam and oasis cones were very pricy. Then I came across these hollow paper cones here on one of my favorite websites, SaveOnCrafts.com.  Their 14 inch cones were priced at an affordable $2.99 each.

SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com | The OC Housewife Who Ran for the Hills

Using a hot glue gun and starting at the bottom of the cones, I glued down the pointy side of the sheet music triangles.

SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com | The OC Housewife Who Ran for the Hills

I continued gluing in an irregular, circular fashion until I reached the pointy top.

SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com | The OC Housewife Who Ran for the Hills

I then covered the top of the cone with a flat, uncurled sheet of paper, covering up all of the exposed cardboard cone.

SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com | The OC Housewife Who Ran for the HillsSHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com | The OC Housewife Who Ran for the Hills

SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com | The OC Housewife Who Ran for the Hills

Each tree was crowned with a tiny ornament that I purchased at Home Depot.

VINTAGE SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com | The OC Housewife Who Ran for the Hills

You may have noticed that the inspiration tree from Twig Decor sits on a slice of real log which creates the appearance of a tree trunk.  Since my cones were hollow I skipped this step. At the luncheon (which I couldn’t attend this year) my trees were placed on round mirrors and surrounded by votive candles.  I was told they looked great.

SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com | The OC Housewife Who Ran for the Hills

At the end of the event each of the 13 Vintage Sheet Music Christmas Tree Centerpieces were sold for $25.00 each, adding to the funds raised at the luncheon.  All of the proceeds from the event go toward college scholarships to local mountain kids and for care packages to our local troops stationed abroad. Two very worthy causes for which I was happy to be a part of. 

VINTAGE SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES | A Tutorial @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com | The OC Housewife Who Ran for the Hills

So there you have it: VINTAGE SHEET MUSIC CHRISTMAS TREES

Thank you Twig Decor for the inspiration!

Need some more holiday inspiration?  Check out these posts:

A Capital Christmas | Celebrating Christmas in Washington, DC. 

Christmas Spanish Style

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Comments

  • Another great idea I am going to post on my facebook page!! I am in the midst of making your pumpkin & cranberry breads!!

  • Angie @ Knick of Time

    These turned out just beautiful! I’m so glad you were able to use my sheet music printables. I hope you’ll share these on my Reader Features. The link is on the sidebar of my blog.

  • Taylor I

    What a neat idea!