Sheet Music {Circle Punch} Trees

We still have over a week to go until Thanksgiving, but like it or not Christmas is upon us! I know some of you have already started decorating (come on, you know you want to admit it) while others are holding out until all of the turkey has been eaten. Maybe a compromise? Add some neutral ideas to your Christmas decor and bridge the gap between wanting to decorate for Christmas and actually taking the plunge! 
I’m pretty obsessed with sheet music (if you’ve been following along with me you probably already know that) and I wanted to incorporate that into my Christmas decor. I decided that I wanted to make some sheet music trees. I’ve seen a couple versions of “sheet music trees” but I wanted to try something different and create a different shape.

I grabbed my 2in circle punch and punched out a pile of sheet music circles. Using styrofoam as the base, I glued each paper circle on going one layer at a time. I used hot glue because I wanted instant results, but be careful when using hot glue as it can melt the styrofoam. I put the glue on the paper first, giving it time to cool a bit before applying it to the styrofoam.

I covered the entire cones, including the tops by laying a paper circle over top and gluing the overlapping paper onto the sides of the cones. Each paper circle should be overlapping that none of the styrofoam is showing through.

I painted two glass candlesticks and two wood craft finials black. I glued the painted candlesticks to the bottoms of the styrofoam to act as the trunks of the trees. I also glued the wood finials to the tops of the styrofoam trees because……well just because!

I think they turned out beautifully! 

I absolutely love the scalloped edge that the punched out circles create! It adds a pretty feminine touch to these monochromatic trees. I think they look so pretty and elegant!

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  1. Just gorgeous and such a simple concept. Well done. I want to try this now!!

  2. This is such a cute and clever idea! I always love projects made with sheet music.

    Now I am off to vote;)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday’s Bunny Hop Party!

  3. I love your little trees, what a great idea to put them on the candle stick holders!

  4. I absolutely LOVE LOVE these! 🙂

  5. These turned out fantastic! what a great idea. I’d love you to add this to my link party over at

  6. Very festive little trees and I really like the added touch of the candlestick bases!!

  7. These are divine and would match my house perfectly.
    I’d love it if you could come over and share this at my Inspiration link party for Simply Christmas at
    Festive hugs ~ Kerryanne

  8. I love these trees. What a great and easy idea and I have a million of those little candle holders.

    I’d love it if you shared this at my party I have going on – Christmas Craft Tutorial at Project Queen.
    I’m already a follower and enjoy your blog.

  9. They look great i love music sheet projects xx

  10. These are fantastic – what a great idea!

  11. these are really pretty! I also love decorating with sheet music-I Mod Podged a table with an old hymnal-I just might try this one!

  12. Love these!

  13. great idea! i love it!!:)

  14. Those are so pretty! I’m a sucker for sheet music too. In fact, I just posted on Monday a tutorial for a sheet music ornament I made. I’d love for you to share these at my Friday party!

  15. These are so creative.

    Please come to our parties

  16. Super sweet! Love it!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie this week! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

  17. Many beautiful trees. Greetings from me and the Czech Republic.

  18. Very nice!

  19. Love these. They’re gorgeous.
    Stopping by from embellishing life.

  20. Love these! I just pinned them, and I plan to include them in a Christmas tree lineup on my blog soon. Thanks so much for linking up to my Saturday Seven party last week! 🙂

  21. YOU have been featured in my SATURDAY SHOWCASE. Come on over and check it out and grab a featured button (down in my footer.

    If you need me to guest blog one day I would love to do it–it might help while you are working on getting more crafts ready for your shows. Let me know. I am always working on projects.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

  22. Love these !! Featured them on our blog today! 🙂

  23. I linked these to a lineup on my blog of my favorite topiary tree tutorials today. Thanks for inspiring!

  24. i REALLY love these. thanks so much for sharing!
    {love} lauryn @

  25. These are so beautiful. I think they are elegant enough to be displayed all year round. I am visiting from Lil Luna and am now a follower. Nice job!

  26. They are beautiful & so easy to make! My version is here:

  27. Lovely little Christmas trees. Well done. I an going to do this to an old lamp, I’ve Ben thinking about it for ages now


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