Monday, January 30, 2012

Vintage Music Print Tutorial

This is another example of multi-purpose decorating.  These frames hang on my dining room wall year round and I just change out the pictures.  After making lots of these for gifts I finally came up with a super easy way to print a graphic over the music just perfectly.
1.  Open an Excel document.

2.  Do a Google search for the graphic of sheet music.  For example, I searched for "Let Me Call You Sweetheart Sheet Music".  Copy and paste the image into the Excel document.
 
3.  Resize the music image to fit your frame.  Print it out on your paper.
4.  Find the graphic you want to print over the music.  Copy and paste it ON TOP of the sheet music in the Excel file; resize and position it to appear where you want on the music image.
 
5.  Now click on the SHEET MUSIC image and delete it.  This will leave the graphic in place.  Now insert the paper with the music into the printer and print again and your graphic will print exactly over the music where you want it.

I like to choose a line or two from the song, print it out and turn this into a little tag.  The tags are attached with Sticky Tack so they too can be removed and stored.
When it's time for the next holiday, just remove the prints, tags and store between pieces of cardboard which means you're storing less but still have lots to decorate with!

 

13 comments:

  1. How darling!! A wonderful idea and easy way to do it!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  2. Thanks for sharing how to make this! It's adorable!

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  3. Lauren, what a super idea! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us. I can't wait to give this a try! I love the idea of switching out the pictures in your frames. Brilliant!

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  4. This is a BRILLIANT idea! I wouldn't have thought to search for sheet music on Google - I love that!! And the end result is just perfect!!

    Your blog is gorgeous - I've signed up to follow you!

    Sarahx

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  5. I LOVE sheet music backgrounds!! And once again, you are the multipurpose decorator!!!
    Awesome!
    xxDaniella

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  6. Love the music sheets and the vintage valentine a beautiful combination! Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura

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  7. Beautiful "pictures" the tags are a neat touch, I never would have thought of that! Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm now a follower here.

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  8. I love this idea! I wouldn't have thought to search for sheet music online. Great project!

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  9. I would love to make these! Thanks for the tutorial and Happy Valentine's day! ♥

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