We inherited my husband’s grandma’s piano and I painted it a beautiful blue color. It has become a centerpiece in our living room, so I wanted to make a DIY spooky music book for the piano.
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Every year I decorate the piano more or less like a mantel. This year, I wanted to add an extra special spooky music book.
No one in our family plays the piano, but I love the way music books look sitting out on the piano. I know a few notes, so I figure maybe the kids will learn someday too.
I knew I could make a cute music book using some Halloween songs and have it go with my Halloween decor.
DIY Spooky Music Book
I found a book at my house that I thought would be perfect. It was a little larger than a normal sized book, but the pages were super colorful.
The pages needed to be all white, so instead of painting every page, I fanned the book out and painted all the edges. I did this to each side and sort of glued the pages together.
The book won’t close now, but that’s actually perfect. As I was doing this, I thought it would be wonderful if I could have Halloween music on one page, flip to the next page and have Christmas music.
So that’s what I did! I left one page loose and then painted all four pages, the two spreads, completely white.
I googled Halloween and Christmas music, printed out the pages, and soaked them in tea to create an aged look.
Once the pages dried, I glued them into the book with mod podge. Then I mod podged the whole book to make sure everything stuck together.
I then went over the edges of the pages with gold paint. And wrote out the song titles with paint.
For the Halloween songs, I took a bit of red paint and dabbed it on and then wiped it off to give just a hint of red. I thought it looked a little spooky!
- Printed songs
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brushes
- Paint the pages you plan to use white.
- Print out your songs and soak them in tea for 15 minutes. Take out and let dry over night.
- Use mod podge to glue the pages into the book. Cutting or ripping away the excess.
- Cover the song pages with mod podge and the rest of the book, if wanted, to keep the pages in place.
- Paint the edges of the book with gold paint.
- Paint on the song titles.
I absolutely love the way this turned out! It looks amazing sitting on the piano.