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Here is my quick and easy method of giving paper that aged vintage look.


  • Sheet music (laser or toner printed on plain white copy paper) You can print the same music I used by downloading the attached file.
  • Boiling water
  • Tea bag (regular/black tea)
  • Coffee mug
  • Small plate
  • Old hand towel
  • Clipboard (optional)
  • Drying Rack (optional)

Step 1: Brew Tea

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Boil water in your teapot/ on stove top/ in coffee pot/ in microwave. Fill your mug about half way with boiling water and add 1 tea bag. Let it sit for about 1 minute.


Cool, it smells good too!

QueenBella1 year ago
I see now. That's a great idea! Thank you for sharing.
QueenBella1 year ago
How did you make a clasp for the paper bracelet?
Sic_Girl (author)  QueenBella1 year ago

Hi QueenBella, I posted that instructable at -


Sic_Girl (author)  QueenBella1 year ago
I'm working on an instructable for the bracelet. I will post a link soon. I used a loop on one end and a button on the other.