Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring Definition Tile (With printable!)

It certainly felt like spring here recently! Although I'm bracing myself for one more cold spell before it is truly spring. 

So, I decided to make a Spring Definition Tile. The writer in me loves anything with quotes, definitions, or words really so thanks to Mr. Webster I used the definition of spring on this tile. 

Here's what I came up with after playing around a little bit in PSP. 

Items Needed:
6 x 6 inch Ceramic Tile (You can find these pretty inexpensive at home improvement stores.)
Spring definition file (I'm sharing mine here.) 
Mod Podge
Foam brush
Scrapbook paper of your choosing
1-2 Decorative flowers 
Rhinestone or pearl (for the center of your flower)
Sanding block or fine sandpaper
Glue gun
Acrylic sealer (optional)

1. Print out the definition on the scrapbook paper of your choosing. 
2. Center the definition on the tile and then using the tile as your guide, cut it out. I always leave a little extra which we will take care of in a later step. 
3. Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge over the tile. Smooth your paper down on the tile and press down firmly with your fingers to get rid of any air bubbles. Let dry for awhile.
4. Using the sanding block or sand paper, sand off any excess paper. You could omit the sanding step but I just like the more finished, adhered look that it gives to it. 
5. Glue on your flower and the rhinestone center with hot glue. I used two flowers to give it more fullness and a pink pearl center. 
6. Spray with acrylic sealer for added durability. (You also use additional coats of Mod Podge instead.)
7. Sit it on a stand (or add ribbon and hang it somewhere) and admire your pretty work! 

Want one, but don't have time to make it? I made two and have the extra one in my Etsy store

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  1. You really did a great job on these! They look fantastic! What a great idea.

  2. What a fabulous idea! It's so adorable too!

  3. Love this! I'm now following you!
    How did you attach the ribbon to the back of the tile to make it secure enough to hang?

  4. This is a CUTE idea, love the scrapbook paper choice! I've been creating some decorative tiles myself, they are so much fun and inexpesive!

  5. @Kayla, I love how inexpensive they are to make and the variety you can make with them too! I'll definitely be making some more after another trip to Home Depot for more tiles! ;)

    @Logans Momma, I glued the ribbon on using E-6000. I then glued it a piece of felt onto the back of the tile (the same size as the tile) so that it wouldn't scratch the wall and that helped make the ribbon secure enough for it to hang.

  6. this is an awesome idea! i love it.

    thanks for linking up to the fling!