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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Crafting With Tiles

I'm always buying items at yard sales with the intention of making something with them.

Well, last week I took my bag of 20 white tiles out of the floor that I had bought at a yard sale. I figured my husband was tired of stubbing his toes on them.

I cut some pretty Christmas material into squares.

I love to decoupage! Decoupage or Mod Podge is a waterbase sealer, glue and finish for all surfaces. You can use it on just about any type of surface.

Spread the Mod Podge onto the tile.

Place the material on the tile, making sure to press out any wrinkles or bubbles.

Spread more Mod Podge on top of the material. (It dries clear)

If you want you can sprinkle a very small amount of white glitter on top.

Add two or three more layers of the Mod Podge, letting it dry between applications.

Oh, I almost forgot, cut out squares of felt and glue to the corners on the bottom of the tiles so they wont scratch your surfaces.

You now have trivets to set your hot cocoa cups on this winter.

They would make a nice gift. Stack four together, tie a ribbon around them, add a mug and hot cocoa packets and place in a pretty basket.

You could also use pretty Christmas wrapping paper instead of material for this project.

As I stated in one of my comments, do not immerse these in water to clean. If needed, dab gently with a paper towel.

If you have any extra tiles, give it a try, it's easy!


  1. Oh, we were posting coasters at about the same time! I started posting just after 11:30 and decided to change the time on my to not post until after midnight.
    Your coasters are so cute. I like your cloth idea on them and the design you chose.
    I'm enjoying your blog!

  2. What cute and neat idea!! I'll be looking for tiles at yard sales from now on!

  3. Now that's clever, Janet. I have some tiles like that too. I think
    ill give it a try. Thanks for the great idea!

  4. This looks so easy, even I could do it! Shirley would love these and has been saying we need some new coasters. I think we'll give this a try, they look nice.


  5. What a clever idea!
    I'll definitely be on the look out for some of those tiles.
    Great gift idea!

  6. Hi Janet,
    I love your blog. In fact, I subscribed to it. I haven't been to West Virginia for years. It is a beautiful state as you said. I'll bet you might know some of my relatives down there. They're all over the state!

  7. You come up with the best ideas! I love this one, if I find some spare time I'm going to have to try this. I hope you have a great weekend.

  8. cute!

    i've got a box of those self same tiles, from a yard sale!


  9. Love the idea! After several coats of ModPodge is the fabric waterproof if the glass sweats? These tiles are only 13 cents each at Lowe's so it's not a bad investment if you want to buy some to do this with. blessings, marlene

  10. Marlene, I gave it a try and let a glass sit on it for a while with droplets running down, it left a ring, but I dabbed the water up and a few minutes later you couldn't tell there had been a ring there. It works fine for setting your coffee or hot cocoa mug on.I would not wash these in a sink of water, just gently wipe clean if you need to.

  11. That is such a neat project...beautiful!

  12. Very cute idea, Janet! They would be great as coasters!


  13. Wow! Didn't know this, but thanks for sharing. It'll be on my list for next Christmas to make and give as gifts. xxoo

  14. Good idea. I think everyone has those tiles left over. :)



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