Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentine Tiles

School is in full swing, so my crafting and blogging are taking a hit.  I would love to just do this all the time, but it does not put food on the table.

I was at Wal-Mart Saturday getting some things and had to go ahead and purchase Eminem some school Valentines (iCarly ones).  I was done the seasonal aisle and was struck with inspirations by seeing some napkins.  Small white cocktail napkins with multi colored hearts.  Too cute.  So for a whopping $1 I picked them up.

I was just going to make one decorative tile or maybe 2 when the craft bomb went off and set me to thinking.  So later I went to Home Depot, purchases some supplies and set off crafting.

These are the cute tiles I made - very simple and just about the same directions as making the coaster with the tiles.



It starts with these supplies: 
ceramic tiles - 12 x 12  cost $1.90, 6 x 6 cost $0.48 and 4 x 4 cost $0.16
modge podge
paint brushes
scrapbook papers
craft knife
and my cute $1 napkins



1. I decided on a design and precut the scrapbook papers.

2. I set them out and started to Modge Podge them to the  tiles.



I have never Modge Podged napkins - so that was a little different.  I did not take into account that I would be able to see the scrapbook paper through the napkin.

I also got a few wrinkles in the paper, so they are just going to add some character!

I was just going to do this one big one and use the 6x6 tiles for something else, but I thought my little Valentine area needed more so I started cutting out hearts.

These are the small and medium tiles.


3.  I did about 5 coats of Modge Podge letting it dry good between coats.  I sprayed some poly on it too for good measure.

On the smaller ones you could put the little felt tabs on them to use as coasters.

A great thing about the napkins is that each napkin has 4 little squares.  There were 24 napkis times 4 pieces in each, so that is 96 decorative sheets for $1.

I spent $3 on the tile and I purchased the paper in bulk pads 50% off at Hobby Lobby.  It probably comes out to 1 cent each square. 

A quick, easy and cheap Valentine decoration to perk up your living space!



  XOXO, Striker

4 comments:

  1. Isn't mod podge the best? Your tiles came out beautiful :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  2. Very very cute! I love the paper (and napkins) you used!

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  3. Very cute I especially like the big one. Thanks so much for linking up!

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