Chalkboard Pinboard Dorm Decor

Category: Decor

 Recycle a garage sale ceiling medallion into a great piece of dorm decor.  The outer circle is a chalkboard, perfect for lists and to-do items.  The center circle is a pinboard, great for pinning mementos.  As an added bonus, it makes a fun piece of wall decor!

What you need to make this project

Project Foam
Ceiling Medallion
Cuddle Fabric From Shannon Fabrics
Mod Melts and Mod Molds
Chalkboard Paint from Plaid Crafts
Straight Pins

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Project Foam 15″ x 17″ x 1″ thick – 2pc


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Step One

I found this cool ceiling medallion at a garage sale.  This was already painted white, so I just filled in the large triangular sections with black chalkboard paint.  After the first layer had dried, I added a second application of paint.

Step Two

Trace the center opening of the ceiling medallion onto paper, and cut it out to use as a template.

Step Three

Trace the circle on a scrap piece of 2″ Project Foam. Cut out the circle.

Step Four

Place a 12″ square of pink Cuddle Fabric from Shannon Fabrics over the foam circle.  Use straight pins to pin the fabric back until you have achieved a nice, even circle.

Step Five

Hot glue the pink foam cushiom to the front of the ceiling medallion. Flip it over, remove the pins, and hot glue the back in place.


Step Six

To make the pins for the pin board, I used flower shaped Mod Melts with glittery silver Mod Melt sticks.  Heat the Mod Melts in a hot glue gun or Mod Melter, then squeeze the melted liquid into the mold.  As the melt is cooling, insert the head of a straight pin in the mold.  Make sure the pin stays upright as the liquid solidifies. Once it has cooled, pop it out of the mold and trim off any excess.

Step Seven

I used the rim of the plastic circle to hang my chalkboard pinboard on the wall with a nail.  The spaces are perfect for keeping track of to-do items, writing a schedule, or making lists.  The pinboard is great for saving pictures, tickets, and other mementos!