Thursday, July 21, 2005

Create a musical garden

One thing we're doing here at Kindermusik International is creating a musical garden. Using old instruments, such as upside-down drums for planters, hollowed-out guitars for flower beds, and trumpets and bassoons stuck in the ground like blooming plants--we're creating a visual epitome what we do every day at Kindermusik: find creative ways to integrate music into every aspect of life.

Why not start a musical garden of your own?

  • Look for old instruments at garage sales, flea markets, and second-hand stores.
  • Clean the instruments as best as you can.
  • Apply four coats of polyurethane, letting each coat completely dry before applying the next.
  • Stick the instruments into your garden as if you're garden is growing instruments!

For more inspiration, look at these hand-crafted, musical furniture pieces.

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