Crafting With Acoustical Ceiling Tiles

A friend redid her ceilings and gave me the scrap acoustical tiles from the new install.

I wasn’t exactly sure what I would do with them, but possibilities started to form in my head. Googling acoustical ceiling tile crafts didn’t exactly give me a multitude of ideas. Actually, it gave me none. I was on my own. No problem. Thinking outside of the box is kinda my thing. ;)

The tiles were really easy to cut with a craft knife, but I went for the really, really, really easy cut and used a jig saw.

These Halloween “BOO” Tiles were made with fabric and heavyduty fusible web. Yes, I ironed them! Worked like a charm!

You can find my tutorial here.

I cut this tile a little bigger and decoupaged book pages onto it. With the addition of a little paint to stain the pages, and a pearl paint finish, I thought it had a Parisian look. The sequins added the quirky bling I just had to have.

You can find the tutorial here.

Rustic Sailboat-Tutorial

It’s been a little (lot) hot here lately. Uhm…okay, I know that’s an understatement. My sons have been heading to the lake a lot, but even though I haven’t gone I can still conjure up visions of serene sailboats.

I decided to bring a little summer fun to my Midwest living room. Digging through my wood scraps I found the perfect pieces to construct a tiny rustic sailboat.

No, it doesn’t actually float…it can’t sail me away…,but a girl can dream…

You can find my tutorial here.

 

Restyled Drawer Home Accent-Tutorial

My living room has turned into my craft room. Actually, my family thinks it always has been, but that’s beside the point. ;)

Restyled Drawer

Transform an orphaned drawer into a pretty box for decorating, organization, or both.

This old drawer came from The House. It was pretty yucky, but it just goes to show what a little restyling can do.

You can find my tute here.

Chenille Bedspread Washcloths-Tutorial

I usually reserve sewing projects for cold winter months or when it’s raining, but since the heat is on, my sewing machine has been working overtime.

I love repurposing chenille bedspreads into something new, something usable and something pretty. This project does all of that.

Chenille Bedspread Washcloths

A pair of washcloths use up only a small amount from a bedspread. Think about all the gifts you can make with one spread.

Single-fold bias tape give the edges a nice finish.

You can find my tute here.

Shabby Chic Spindle Candle Holder-Tutorial

The heatwave has me on a roll…well, inside where it’s air conditioned. Here is another recent tute.

Shabby Chic Spindle Candle Holder

I used a crusty old spindle and a rusty old tart pan.

Amazing what a little paint can do!