Paints: Leather Brown Indoor/Outdoor spray (Krylon); Red FolkArt Chalkboard (Plaid)
Pale Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon)
Nestabilities Small Scalloped Circles dies (Spellbinders) and die-cutting system
Scor-Pal Scoring Board (Scor-Pal)
Craft knife and cutting mat
Foam brushes, two
Low-tack painter’s tape
Adhesives (Beacon): Quick Fabri-Tac; Zip Dry Paper Glue
Matte-Finish Paper Mod Podge (Plaid)
Ceiling Tile Memo Board
1. Sand ceiling tile. Spray paint Leather Brown; let dry. Sand and paint again; let dry. Distress tile here and there with light sanding.
2. Using painter's tape, mask center of tile. Paint with chalkboard paint; let dry. Apply additional coats for desired coverage; let dry. Remove tape. Adhere pink lace around "frame" as shown.
3. Cut two 2"x12" strips from polka-dot paper; score every 1/2" on scoring board. Fan fold each paper strips on scored lines and glue ends together to form a circle. Create similar circle from crepe paper and glue to paper medallion; let dry. Adhere medallions and bird to corner of tile.
Tin Can Caddies
1. Very carefully sand inside of each can to smooth inner lip. Cut sheet music to cover cans and adhere with Mod Podge; apply a second coat of Mod Podge to outside of each can and let dry. Repeat, if desired.
2. Spritz cans with color spray for shimmer; let dry. Adhere lace around bottom edge of each can.
3. Die cut small scalloped circle from pink cardstock; adhere to can. Adhere bird to circle.
Beverage Box Organizer
1. Follow instructions for Tin Can Caddies, cutting sheet music to fit each side, inside and out, of box. Adhere lace to top of box; adhere die-cut circle and bird to bottom of box.
1. No sheet music to hand? Try newsprint or old phone book pages. Just don't handle paper too much.
2. Replace birds with fancy monogram stickers or chipboard letters for a more personalized set, or stamp and color favorite images to adhere to pieces.
3. If you need a larger memo space, mask off an area and apply chalkboard paint directly to your wall. Tin tile can also serve as a small cork board; simply cut cork sheet to size and adhere to center.