I have been finding so many cute DIY projects lately. I especially love the Ceramic Tile Photo “Frame.” I had some leftover ceramic tiles in our house from the bathroom floors that I decided to use, and of course I had scrapbook paper and photos! The tough part was picking out the photo and coordinating paper. It is a cute and easy project to create in just an hour.
- Ceramic Tile (can get at Lowe’s, Home Depot, etc. for less than $1)
- Mod Podge
- Scrapbook Paper
- Sponge brush (to use for mod podge)
First you want to make sure that you clean off the ceramic tile. Just wet a rag and wipe it down and dry thoroughly. Next, you want to cut and size everything that you want to put on the tile. I cut out a square piece of scrapbook paper, trimmed down my photo, and also cut out letters that spelled LOVE. You could add anything that you would want for this part that is flat/thin. Here is what I did to my materials before I started using the mod podge:
It’s best to lay down a piece of wax paper before beginning the mod podge process. You will apply mod podge to the ceramic tile first, then set down each sheet of paper (if layering) and mod podge inbetween each layer/piece of paper. Add the next sheet of paper or photo, then apply the mod podge, and repeat until all of your items are on the tile. Make sure that inbetween each layer you are pushing out all of the bubbles before adding the next layer of paper. Also, you want to make sure that you swipe your lines in the same direction before adding the next layer and try to get ride of the large “goupy” lines and spread the mod podge somewhat thin and even. Here are some photos of that process:
You want to let your tile sit out until it’s dry. This project was very fast and easy and could be done for very cheap when you make multiples. The Mod Podge was about $9.99 for the large bottle, but I used a coupon at JoAnns so it cost less. These would be great gifts for family during Christmas. You could also buy small tiles and make coasters. I displayed mine on a photo frame easel in our living room:
Hope you have fun creating your own DIY Ceramic Tile Photo “Frames”—let me know how they turn out!
Here is the link to the original photo on Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/pin/86342517825638356/
Here is the link to the original blog post - http://theaudreys.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-gifts.html
Also, here is a link to a YouTube video tutorial - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2W4d8rTeyI