Wednesday, 16 November 2016

DIY Music Folder


Hey everyone! Hope you're all well! For today's post I thought I would share this little DIY that I did on the weekend. I needed something to put my piano books in so I thought I would decorate this folder box thing! At Uni/work/PhD land I have a black digital piano and at the base there is some space which I thought would be perfect for storing my books as at the moment I have them piled on top and it's not the tidiest :)


You will need:

Folder (mine is cardboard)
Black Paint (matte tester paint pot from Homebase)
Paintbrush
White Pen (I think it's a gel pen: WHSmiths £1.99)
Design- from imagination or printout
Tracing paper/baking paper
Pencil



So to start off with I painted the entire folder black. I decided to use a matte paint as I thought it would look nicer than a shiny one.



I found my image online and I copy and pasted it into Word. I then resized it to my desired size and flipped the image so it was back to front. This is so that when I eventually transferred the design to my folder it would be facing the correct way. I also put a mini version of the design in the correct orientation so that I could refer back to it and I printed this off. 

I took some baking paper because I didn't have any tracing paper (it does the job) and traced my basic outline using a pencil.


I flipped my paper over and placed it on top of the folder where I wanted it and re-drew over the back of my traced outline so that it would transfer onto the folder.





Using my white pen I went over the basic outline of the treble clef. I then slowly went over these lines until they were my desired thickness and I was happy with them. I then drew the outline of the flower motif, thickened it up and then drew the swirly motifs and thickened them. I preferred doing it this way and splitting it into sections however you don't have to :)





Easy DIY folder music box books decoupage paint white pen treble clef motif music piano

And that was it! So it's a really easy DIY, it didn't take that long and I think it looks really good! (modest much haha!) I'm now thinking of my next ideas XD


Snapchat: NevKrstic



There's also a video tutorial of basically the same thing haha! :) 

137 comments:

  1. Great idea.
    xx

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  2. Girl, you have a talent :-)Wonderful idea :-)

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  3. Babe you are so talented! You could honestly sell these as they are so good

    Rachel xx
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    1. Thank you Rachel! That's so sweet of you to say! :) xx

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  4. SUch a great idea, you are so talented :) xx

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  5. Dear you are so talented...lovely idea :)

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  6. Great DIY! It's just so much prettier than a plain folder would have been. Fun!

    Amy Ann
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    1. Thank you! I agree and I like that it's personalised! :) xx

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  7. Your DIY looks gorgeous, great for a pretty present! ❤️

    I'd love that you could enter on the giveaway that I have on my blog, you could win a $100 gift card to spend in clothes!
    I'd love to see your entry sweetie
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    1. Thank you! I need to see if my friends need any folders haha :) xx

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  8. Great DIY!! Looks super easy and useful!

    Andrea.

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    1. Thanks Andrea! It wasn't hard at all! :) xx

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  9. So Beautiful!! <3


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  10. Beautiful diy
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  11. Wonderful DIY!
    Have a nice day!
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    1. Thank you Anya! I hope you had a lovely weekend! :) xx

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  12. Thank you dear :D

    So easy and so cool :D Love DIY projects :D

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  13. Such a pretty DIY.
    Good job.
    xx,
    Margot
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  14. Great idea) Thanks for interesting post)

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  15. Such a great idea and it looks really good
    Gemma x
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  16. This is such a cool DIY, defo will be giving it a go sometime soon! Have a lovely weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Trishna! Let me know if you do! I hope you had a lovely weekend! :) xx

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  17. This is such an easy and beautiful DIY project! Love the way it turned out. :)

    JennifHsieh

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  18. Wow what a clever and interesting idea!! i love it
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  19. How cool is this!? Thanks for sharing, lady!

    -Ashley
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  20. You did such a great job, I love the illustration
    xo
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  21. Love it

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  22. Such a great idea & so simple! I can’t believe I have never though of this! I just leave my music books lying around everywhere.. Oops.. Thanks for the idea! Yours looks so good!

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    1. Thank you! I know I'm the same I just have mine in different piles scattered around but I wanted to be a bit neater with them :) xx

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  23. You're playing the piano? Wow!!! I like the idea of this music folder. I should probably make my own too since my piano sheets are just piled up. Btw, do you make piano covers? :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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    1. Yes I do! Ahh I didn't know that you play piano either! I've made some covers, I should make more really :) Do you make piano covers? :) xx

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  24. Girl this is so pretty, I need to up my DIY game!

    Elle
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    xx

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    1. Thank you! You always have lovely DIYs! :) xx

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  25. Love it, great job!! :)

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  26. I really need one of these folders!! :)
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  27. I remember making something similar to this during crafts time in primary school! You did a lovely job at it :)

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    1. Ah that must have been fun! Thank you Sarah! :) xx

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  28. This is such a cute idea! Perfect for turning your old stuff into something exciting. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm now trying to think of my next idea haha :) xx

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  29. Oh this is such a lovely idea!! And it looks so chic, not to mention Instagram-friendly ;) Plus, you drew a very unique, feminine treble clef. Loved it!
    xx

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  30. i love how it turned out! great idea to spice up the cardboard paper/folder organizer! :)

    xoxo, rae
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    1. Thank you! I know, it would have been so boring otherwise! :) xx

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  31. That's such a pretty design! x

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  32. This is a very sweet little way of storing your piano books - it must be lovely using it, knowing you've now personalised the folder! :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes it is! I keep admiring it next to my piano haha! :) xx

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  33. What a sweet idea and it looks beautiful!

    -Kati

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  34. Oh I love this DIY, the finished piece looks amazing and I'll have share this with my friend who plays the piano as I know she'll love this. I love the detailing on the the side of the folder, so pretty. - Tasha

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    1. Thank you so much Tasha! I hope your friend likes the idea! :) xx

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  35. This is such a beautiful DIY! I'm loving the amazing musical note design!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad that I found it! :) xx

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  36. You are so creative Nevena!!! Nice tip!!! That folder is really nice!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you had a lovely weekend! :) xx

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  37. OMG loooove the DIY project!
    Edita
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  38. such a lovely DIY! You always have amazing ideas.

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  39. Wow so cool! I absolutely have to try this!

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    1. Thank you! Let me know if you do, I'd love to see how yours turns out :) xx

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  40. What a nice way to organise your music books and sheets! Love the design you created.

    ANOUK

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  41. Looks very beautiful! Nice blog!

    xx

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  42. That is super cool idea i love it :)
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  43. That folder looks so pretty.

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  44. What a cute DIY, this one would look gorgeous in my desk for me to organize everything. Thanks for sharing girl!

    Camila,
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    1. Thank you Camila! Let me know if you make anything similar, I'd love to see it! :) xx

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  45. So lovely!!!
    Natallia
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  46. Dear Nev, thanks a lot for sharing this super lovely idea! I see you are very talented in doing such things and I love the result.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  47. Such a fun post! You are so creative!
    ~Samantha
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  48. Lovely Blogpost <3 have a great day, my dear

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  49. Such beautiful project!!!
    xoxo

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  50. Wow, what a great DIY idea. You did an incredible job!
    xo
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  51. This really looks lovely! xxx

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  52. So pretty! I love how you personalized it!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  53. So cool!

    Eliana,
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  54. Lovely DIY, my dear

    kiss Martina
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  55. I love it!!! What a brilliant idea!! Clever you!x

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  56. This is really cool! I love how creative and fun this is :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2016/11/conversations-with-nick.html

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