Last week on WWYD, I asked what you would do with extra tile left from a project. We had one idea submitted via e-mail and one anonymous comment left here on the blog. Here’s what I’ve done with some of my extra tile.
The first project is one that I made from tumbled marble tile. I printed photos of my grandparents onto tissue paper. It’s actually easy to print on tissue. Just cut a piece of white tissue to the size of 8.5 x 11. Then using 2-sided tape along the top edge of a piece of 8.5 x 11 card stock weight paper, affix the tissue. Then, feed it through your inkjet printer.
I sprayed the tissue with Krylon spray to set the color, then tore it down to the size of my tile. Then I used decoupage glue to attach it. When it’s all dry, I coated it with several layers of water base poly.
This was an easy tile project. I saw a sheet of 8 stickers at my Dollar Tree store that were made to add decoration to your kitchen tiles. I used them to create a set of coasters. Just peel and stick!
I used the plain ceramic tile for them.
For this last project, I used the tumbled marble tile and rubber stamps. Using Staz-On ink, I stamped the images onto the tile. Then, I colored them with chalks and a q-tip. Finally, I sprayed everything with Krylon clear spray to seal it all in. If you plan to use yours for a coaster rather than for decoration, be sure to give it some coats of poly to protect it.
So now that I’ve shown you what I did, maybe you have some inspiration. Feel free to leave other ideas in the comments below. Happy WWYD Day!
Trash to Treasure Decorating
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Michelle, thanks for stopping by Pondicherry Cottage! It's always nice to meet a new friend. Wow! You have some INCREDIBLE ideas for making trash into treasures! Keep up the good work:)
This turned out really well. (cute) Thanks for saying it is easy to print on tissue. It is not something I would have tried without your encouragement.
Great ideas here! My hubby is a stone sales rep… we have more tiles than I can count in our basement… I'm inspired to get going on making them over! The theme possibilities are endless…hmmm..beach, garden, inspirational quotes, farm life, etc…
Thanks for the inspiration…
@Deborah Jeans Dandelion House ~ inspired living Deb, I've done some with sayings, verses, and other photos too. And they look great on the bigger tiles as well. Have fun creating!
Sounds fun! I just finished up a post awarding 15 bloggers with the Versatile Blogger Award…
I chose your blog because I love all the varied projects you share with your readers!
Pop over and see… I enjoyed recommending your blog.. you may choose to accept or not…:) Either way I was happy to give you a shout out!