Monday, April 20, 2009

Paper Cones: A Craft Tutorial

I'm afraid a case of the flu rendered me MIA last week, but I'm on the mend and so pleased to finally share a project tutorial I created for Once Wed. The paper cone is such a classic, and these are particularly old fashioned cut from sheet music dated 1907 and 1941. Fittingly, they remind me a bit of that Victorian aesthetic I was crazy about as a little girl - upswept hair and decoupaged violets. At the same time, they make me want to hum a few lines of These Foolish Things (Billie Holiday's 1936 recording is my favorite)."And still my heart has wings,
These foolish things remind me of you.
A tinkling piano in the next apartment,
Those stumbling words that told you what my heart meant."

Want to make some of your own? Head over to Once Wed for a list of materials and the illustrated instructions. Happy crafting!

39 comments:

azzalea said...

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Kavita said...

As simple as using sheet music instead of plain paper, and what a difference it makes.Lovely idea,Livy.
I'm stuck on the butterflies cut from sheet music at the moment, as it's taken me to another realm altogether.

erin said...

my goodness. beautiful as always!

Rebecca said...

These are fantastic...thanks so much for sharing.

Robin said...

this is really sweet. and you seriously have the prettiest blog ever.

CoCo said...

sure is pretty, thanks for sharing

tasha_juliana said...

those butterflies are so beautiful and delicate.

i think i will buy myself a stamp and put some of those on my wall.

:]

blossom said...

so pretty....thank you xx

Char said...

very cute - thanks for the info

Sarah K said...

glad you are back! i love your blog!

Liz V. said...

these are so lovely!!

{kara} said...

divine!!!

Sabii Wabii said...

I enjoy your fresh photos.

Samantha said...

Ohhh, I love this! So beautiful.

Grace Albaugh said...

What you share is always so simple. I love that about you. Keep sending us such simple beauty.

Jolie Morgan Musick said...

Those music sheet butterflies are brilliant. I'll have to remember those next time I make my mom a card.

koralee said...

these are adorable....i love your idea's...i am always checking into once wed..thanks for sharing...

Grace@PoeticHome said...

How beautiful and nostalgic Livy! I love your interpretation of the paper cones. The little details make the cone quite a special project.

Glitzer said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!!! Love your blog.. so pretty!

Chlo√ębug said...

wow, you're so creative. what a neat website to contribute to, too, love the diy. i love your blog, it's so pretty!

Karolina said...

you've been tagged!

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Ace Versey said...

Really really neat. I love your blog it is so cute.

Gina said...

Love the paper butterflies! I have a fair amount of vintage sheet music around here. I'm thinking it wants to be turned into a wall full of those cute winged creatures.
Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

I really love these. I keep seeing those punch things in the local craft shop, and thinking I should buy some.

Creations by Rachel said...

I loved this! It was fun to make and had very pretty results - thanks for the great tutorial!
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Creations by Rachel said...

I love this! They are really fun to make and the results are very pretty. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Also, I would love to be added to your newsletter list, but I was unable to subscribe by clicking on the link/button on your blog. I'd appreciate it if you would add me :). Thanks!

sara said...

You've returned!! I love the little paper butterflies. :)

Stephanie Kim said...

oh my god, this the most precious thing EVER! so creative

Pravina Studio said...

Those are wonderful! The sheet music is such a great idea.

brinja said...

Wow, these are brilliant!

Emily said...

You're right-that is the best recording. Thank you for sharing!

lisa mainz said...

I love your blog - I just came across it for the first time and love everything I see.

katelyn james said...

love your stuff! you have such an eye! cutecute!

Her name was Lola said...

These are stunning.

Cheers.

Jihan S. said...

That is just lovely.

Susan @ Raisin Toast said...

I love this! Thank you for sharing.

Susan
http://www.raisin-toast.com

Katsui Jewelry said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Very simple and very lovely!
Suz

Craft handmade said...

Cute ideas for kids, i like it, thankssss

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