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Wrapping paper - wrap up a music lover's birthday gift with sheet music.
Book cover - if you've lost the jacket to a book, cover it with some sheet music.
Make a collage and frame it for someone special. I am specifically thinking of the 91 year old that I visit who has all those tattered old sheet music papers in his piano bench. Framing them might be a great gift for him someday.
By Trumpet girl
By Mr. Thrifty
I gotta go with Mr. Thrifty on this one. I'm an old musician and even though I don't sight-read, I love music any way I can get it. I play by ear on guitar, Dobro, etc. but many years ago (I was in high school at the time) I got a copy of one of my favorite songs ever written, on sheet. I didn't play keyboard, but I muddled through "Moonlight Sonata" and once I got it in my head, I could play it on piano.
Music in any form is a treasure. I would try to make sure it got to somebody who will treasure it for what it is because it is a balm for a hurting soul.
Please understand: music cannot raise the dead, but it can help cure the sick, or at least make their last days easier to bear. Please don't be frivolously throwing it away. If you are really in need of wrapping paper, use the Sunday funnies.
Written with love and best wishes, Warren
By JoI agree that music in good shape should be passed on to someone who can use it. However, many of us have music that is disintegrating, books of music that have pages lost or torn. These are especially fine for re-use in decorating and craft projects. I happen to have a lot of sample music I've received from publishers over the years which is mostly out-of-print and no use to anyone. This is also fair game for crafts.
This is a guide about decoupaging furniture with sheet music. Scored music paper can be fun pattern to cover wooden chests and drawers.