There’s a reason that I don’t do craft projects very often.
When I made this sheet music star a few years back, I made a bigger mess than a roomful of preschoolers.
Even my teenage son was like, “Mom, put down the glue gun.”
Three years later we’re still finding glitter that I’m convinced is related to this project.
But despite the mess, I did love the result.
For the last couple of years I’ve hung the star on a metal decorative thingy over our fireplace.
But last year as I was putting the Christmas decorations away in the basement, I made an accidental discovery: I stacked the sheet music star on top of a garage sale grapevine wreath that had seen (much) better days and I noticed that the layered look was kind of cool.
So this year I hung them both on the same metal thingy, which had been moved to another wall.
As a side note, you should know that I have a history of hanging things kind of precariously, and apparently this wasn’t hung well enough for the extra weight.
Question: Why do things always come crashing down in the house at 4:15 in the morning instead of 4:15 in the afternoon?
Another question: Why is the wife/mom in the house the only one to hear them?
Instead of getting up to investigate, I stayed in my warm bed processing what I’d heard this way:
Was that the Christmas tree?
No, I would have heard some ornaments breaking.
No, it sounded more like metal than wood.
Must have been the metal thing with the garage sale wreath and the sheet music star. Yeah, I definitely didn’t hang that well enough.
The next day I hung it again using both Command Strips and nails and all has been peaceful since.
P.S. Here are the directions I followed to make this star. I used sheet music instead of book pages and a flat, cardboard star instead of a 3D star, so the end result is slightly different, but the directions worked well and were easy to follow.
This post is part of Fabulously Frugal Thursday.