There are many ways to ways to use and repurpose ceramic and glass tiles to create something unique. This guide contains crafts using tiles.
This is a guide about decoupaging ceramic tiles. Decoupage is one method for making decorative ceramic tiles.
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There are so many tiles out there now you can match any decor. This is also usually much cheaper than buying trivets or hotpads.
The first picture is my hotpad made out of a slate tile. This is the underside of the slate tile that has the pads glued on them. The second is the top side.
By Susan from Mulberry, FL
You can also use Faux Cork contact paper for this project. It is self-adhesive and looks like real cork!
This is a guide about making recycled tile bookends. Using either new or leftover wall tiles, you can make a cute and inexpensive set of bookends.
I have one lonely 12x12 ceramic tile that I found the other day. It's beautiful and I don't want to throw it out. Does anyone have any ideas for a craft that I could use to display this beautiful tile with that doesn't require a lot of other items?
I thought about making a notepad holder somehow by adding a small pad and pen but I've run out of ideas. I'd like to make something with it and have it on my counter.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Yvonne from Ontario
If you have a good light background pic thaqt you like (family pic maybe) you can put that on the tile. I have done this with the 4X4 tile and made coasters for my mother with her great-grandkids on these. I have also done a family portrait on a 6x6 tile and set in a display holder. If you are interested email to simpsond @ owc.edu.
I got a a hand painted ceramic tile with a plexiglass covering, that I use as a cheese board, bread board, and I also do hot brie cheese and fruits on it. I love it.
I'm sure this is a really old post, but for those of you like me that are just seeing this, I am a demonstrator for Uppercase Living and we have vinyl lettering for your walls as well as many other surfaces, for example, tiles. We have a whole section of expressions just for tiles that you could place on a tile and display on a plate stand. They are absolutely beautiful. You could also use the 4X4 tiles and put the first letter of your last name and use them as coasters. To view our catalog, just go to www.uppercaseliving.com and use my token: 207775 and ID: sarten under "not yet registered." Hope this helps.
I want to break a miniature tea set and attach it to tile and use as a backsplash in my kitchen so it has a 3-D effect. any suggestions as to glue, etc.?
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By Sandy in Vermont
To paint on ceramic tiles use "GLOSSIES" paints by "Liquitex" The paint is so good that after painting some juice glasses for my son, they looked brand new after 9 months of repeated washing in the dishwasher. To increase the durability of "Glossies" paints, bake your glass or ceramic project in the oven. You can buy Glossies at your local craft supply. The paint is a bit darker when it dries. Glossies also workes on glass & cleans up (before drying) with water or alcohol (when partly dry). Do not thin Glossies paint with very much water. To paint tiles ALREADY INSTALLED on wall, use Glossies, then heat set tiles with a blow-dryer.
more information about GLOSSIES paint by Liquitex:
---> To seal plywood (before applying mosaics) use any kind of acrylic or latex paint or primer.
---> To seal grout when mosaics are compleated, use a grout sealer.
Do you know where I can find a "copper strip" or any type of metal banding to line the edge of a mosaic on plywood table? I have searching online for many , many hours!
Does anyone have any ideas for a Christmas craft using small 4x4 mirror tiles?
What am I doing wrong? I wash tiles and clean well with alcohol. I bake as directed, but the paint still comes off tiles. Does not seem to be lasting. Please let me know what I am doing that prevents the glossies from adhering. edwinafox @ live .com
For an unusual looking planter, take 5 bathroom or floor tiles and glue together with epoxy (4 sides and 1 bottom).
Does the epoxy glue hold together enough to keep the tiles together and not fall apart? What about drain holes? Would a wooden box tiled on the outside be more durable? We have leftover lestelli and tile from our bathroom shower that I just completed... it would make a beautiful planter.
Your idea is sound, you don't need to tile the bottom of the container. Also you may want to consider putting three or four little blocks of wood under your container so it'll drain better. Also I would line it with plastic and poke holes in the bottom (this way your container will last longer) at the same time you make holes in the container so they'll line up and drain better.
Have fun! Marie
I have covered the back of a tile with white duct tape. I made a frame of duct tape too around the tile. I then put stencils on it, with a purple ink pen.
I have square, clear glass tiles with etched/frosted Celtic circles. The glass is not thick. I would love to do art project with them. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Marie from NYC
Make stepping stones.
Perhaps you can use the tiles to cover the top of a side table or end table.
What size are the tile? How about a mobile type sun catcher ? Or ornaments to hang off plants or in windows (if they are 1" or so). I am imagining 1" tiles-- that would be a really cool craft stash!
Make a gazing ball. See if the bowling alley will give you an old ball. Clean it off with alcohol to make sure it is very clean. You can then prime if you wish with Zinzer 123 primer or you can leave it be ....depends on what you want to show underneath. For instance, if you have mostly blue tiles, a blue ball would look good. The apply the tiles with silicone clear window and door caulk. I have used GE brand. When you apply the tiles, sit it on top of a metal coffee can or something similar so that you have a base for it while applying the tiles. I would say to do about 1/2 your ball one day, let sit and then do the other side. I have used the glass 1/2 balls and they look great when done. I would think the glass tiles would be even prettier.
This guide is about painted tile crafts. A personalized, unique message or picture can be painted on a tile.
I would like to hand paint ceramic tiles to give as gifts and am looking for blank ceramic tiles to purchase. Can you help me? I would appreciate it. Thanks.