Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Picture Tiles


Here is another gift I made for my family for Christmas. I bought a large thing of tiles at Makeman (the local hardware store) without much thought of what I would do them. After staring at them for a long time I finally decided to try and make a cute wall hanging for my family. I love this picture of my girls and I new it would look adorable hanging on the wall!

Picture Tiles

You Need:
A super adorable picture
White Tiles ( I got mine at Makeman for a great price!)
Modge Podge
Jute or Ribbon for the edge
Glue Gun
Embellishments

I wish I could say the first thing I did was measure the tile so I knew what size picture to print out but I didn't. Instead I printed about 20 pictures in various sizes before I guess right. You should learn from my mistake and measure you tile first. Of course as I am typing this I am thinking that American tiles might say the measurements on the box. It is entirely possible these did too but I can't read Kanji so I couldn't tell you for sure!
After you print out your picture you want to let it dry really well or the modge podge will make the ink smear - learned that by mistake too! Once it is dry you are going to attach it to the tile with modge podge. Make sure you put modge podge on both the front of the tile and the back of the picture. You can put as many layers of modge podge on it as you need, I think I put 3 cause it seemed like a nice number.
Next you want to take your jute or ribbon and glue it around the edges . Then you can add any fun embellishments you would like. I didn't want to overshadow the picture so I kept mine minimal. Now find the perfect spot to show off you new adorable tile picture!
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