Monday, November 19, 2012

Creating With Music Gift Wrap

I was so excited to find rolls of music gift wrap on a recent trip to IKEA. So I purchased several rolls to wrap Christmas presents and to create with too.
Starting with a frame from my stash of treasures, I hand painted it all around with a soft cottage cream and then lightly distressed the high points with sand paper.
Next I cut the gift wrap to fit the 5X7 frame and glued it with modpodge to card stock to give it a sturdy weight.
To top the music paper I added a pretty vintage graphic from my collection leaving a border of the music paper showing all around.
Place back in the frame. I had the original glass so I added that back in place too.
Look how pretty placed on this side table.
Here is another idea using burlap as the background. The ideas are endless.
Now with the music gift wrap scraps, I created some pretty candle art accents. Using emergency candles found in the dollar store or drugstore these are perfect to create with and inexpensive tapers.
Wrap the paper around and glue in place using modpodge and then brush over top of the paper to seal in place. Next, I placed two candles together held in place with a little hot glue and embellished with medical gauze, crocheted flowers, silk flowers and lace ribbons. Lastly, I brushed all with a little sparkle glaze over the candle areas. I like this sparkle glaze when you don't want the glitter to shed all over.
Okay, one more idea. Roll a few pieces of the gift wrap. Glue together sort of angled for interest and tie with ribbon adding embellishments for a gift package topper in place of a bow. You could tie on a name tag around the little bundle too. So cute.
These little projects are quick, fun and easy. Happy Creating, Hugs, Celestina Marie


theromanticrose said...

Che belle idee!Adoro il primo quadretto!saluti,Rosetta

Susan said...

Celestina, your idea to use the gift wrap. I love the idea of using the emergency candles in such a creative way. Again Celestina, are gorgeous creations.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Good Morning Celeste!

I LOVE your sheet music creations! They're all fabulous. I've got to see if I can find such paper on their web site. I'm always on the lookout for interesting wrapping paper to create with but it's very seldom one comes across it these days. I have a postcard that my uncle sent to my dad during WWII of the Eiffel Tower from Paris. It's so special to me and this would be a perfect way to display it. Thanks for sharing with us.

This Thanksgiving I will be counting you and your dear hubby among my blessings...
Much love and hugs, Sherry

Unknown said...

These ideas are absolutely fabulous!! I love what you did with the candles and the frame, so charming!


1CardCreator said...

These are stunning Celeste, thank you for sharing your secret ingredient, the Sparkle glaze, love how it glitters without making a mess! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog too, you are such a sweet and caring friend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful paper. I've printed off sheet music to use for projects...this would be even easier! Happy Thanksgiving week!

Jan Hermann said...

These are beautiful - thanks for sharing all the wonderful ideas!!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I have always loved to see sheet music used to create things.........yours is so lovely! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

izary said...

bardzo pomysłowe i obrazki i świece, pozdrawiam ciepło :)

izary said...

muszę sporawdzić czy ten papier jest i u nas :)

Dorthe said...

Such lovely idea, dear,
I love to use music paper, too-
Your candles are so lovely all in white and black- I made some for my show coming this weekend- they have a little more colours :-)
Thankyou for alwayes giving such sweet ideas, -Hugs,Dorthe

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great paper,Celeste! This is getting added to the list of things I want to get when I make the trip to Ikea. Love your picture with the vintage image ~ so pretty and perfect for Christmas.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

This is so beautiful! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

Eileen said...

Aaahhh... two more of your ingenious creations to share with us. Love the postcard picture frame and the sheet music candles.
Both of them so pretty for display for the holidays.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent with us, yet again.
hugs, Eileen

DeeDee said...

Oh I so need some of that paper.. you have done lovely things with it...

Happy Holidays.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love that paper and the ways you've decorated with it!

Vicki Boster said...

Celestina- I'm always amazed at the talents of folks like you--- your creations using these music sheets are just precious! I think it takes a special person to create such ingenious designs!!!

Thank you for your visit and for your willingness to knit a scarf for my project-- you are an angel. It would be my humble pleasure to share your creation with everyone and link to your blog--- I'm so excited to share your participation. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you for doing this-

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... stopping by to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving... I am sure this is such a busy time of year for you in your shop... enjoy your holiday and creating all of your beautiful treasures!... xoxo Julie Marie

Ruth Welter said...

So pretty Celeste. Happy Thanksgiving to you, hope your holiday is very loveyl.


Anonymous said...

Good day Ms C! I love the candles! Such a simple little trick to use to beautify an ordinary object. I'm fond of the burlap as well, the older the look the better I like it. If I don't pass this way again before hand, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and yours. Tammy

Linda M. said...

Very cute ideas Celestina, Thank you for sharing. I love the music paper around the tapers. Happy Thanksgiving. Joyous Wishes, Linda

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Celestina I have got to get that paper, Yes, tons of great ideas! happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Such beautiful creations you have shared with us, love the picture frames and the candles. Always looks so lovely with the sheet music and burlap.

Hope that you are enjoying the week

Donna said...

What beautiful ideas, Celestina! I am in love with your gorgeous framed print of that sweet little girl. And of course the Eiffel Tower, too! Love your candle creations, I've not heard of glitter glaze, but since I am addicted to glitter, I'll have to pick some up! Oh, and I need to get some of that wrapping paper, too:) Thanks for sharing!

Bearly Sane said...

You are always full of wonderful and creative ideas, it's a pleasure to stop by for inspiration.
Thank you Celeste!

Marjorie said...

What wonderful ideas.. I love the sheet music paper, and it lends itself to so many possibilities.. Thank you for sharing hunnie..

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

sooooooooooo pretty Celeste! As usual ;-D What great music paper that is indeed! You are pushing me towards Ikea too LOL! Blessings and hugs and happy creating Brush Fairy! ;-D

Tina said...

great picture frame and candle

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..