Chalkboard Checkerboard Game Tray and Pieces

This chalkboard game tray will help your kids get through long road trips and rainy summer days. The checkerboard is perfect for games of checkers or chess, which seems like an obvious use. I’ll be frank, I can only play … Continue reading


Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

40171 Dance Sign

I love to DANCE………….and SING!!! My family puts up with it, but they are not huge fans of it. Of course, that doesn’t stop me. And when I’m in my crafting room, and music is turned up and no one is there, I sound and look pretty good. And I’m happy.


When I saw the Tim Holtz music tissue paper, I had to have it. Wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, but I would figure that out later. When designing projects for our Rustic Pallet Program, I thought the paper would work well with this large Pallet (24” x 12”).  I added a few other supplies and was ready to create.


The word “dance” was the wrong color, but that wasn’t a problem. Simply paint it with an acrylic paint you like. I painted 2 coats of DecoArt Americana Black and set it aside to thoroughly dry.


Decoupage the music tissue paper to each slat on the Pallet. The paper is 12” wide and so are the slats. The tissue comes out of the box like plastic wrap and there is a serrated edge on the box to tear it from the roll. Once you have the paper ready, use a large flat brush and Mod Podge (I used Matte) to paint the raw slat, lay down each piece of tissue on the wet Mod Podge then paint another coat of Mod Podge on top of the tissue. The Mod Podge acts as a glue for the tissue paper and as a finish on top of the paper at the same time.


I love the silk hydrangeas – they remind me of the big bushes at our home when I was going up. Use Tombow Power Tabs to hold the flowers, leaves and word in place on the Pallet. The Power Tabs have terrific holding power.


To hang, add 2 large screw eyes on the top of each side of the Pallet. Thread your choice of silk ribbon through the screw eye and tie a couple of knots so the ribbon won’t slip out.

It’s ready – so start singing and dancing. It is okay, no one is watching! Be happy.