Photo Tiles

Photo Tiles

I borrowed this idea from a fabulously creative, crafty and artistic friend. She doesn’t have a blog, otherwise I’d link to it. Anyway, here it is. So simple.

Supplies:

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Easel (got mine at Hobby Lobby)
Tile (Home Depot) – I chose one with a lip
Photo
Foam brush
Mod Podge

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To do:
1. put a layer of mod podge on tile
2. set photo on tile, let it set
3. slather on a layer of mod podge, repeat until you achieve the look you want, letting dry between coats.
4. set on easel

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I gave my parents each one of these with their Christmas gifts and they just loved them. I plan to make a few more to give to other family members and a few to place around our home.

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  1. I had to trim the photo a bit. the tile is 4×6 but because of the lip that I chose in the tile style, I had to cut the photo. You can really do whatever sizes you want in the tile and photo and just buy accordingly. This was easiest as my first time doing it but I’d like to do some bigger ones soon and I’ll just buy a tile size I like then order photos and trim them as necessary. Another thing I am doing with the next round is to do the photos with a sloppy border before printing. My friend did that with hers and it looks really great.

  2. Thanks for sharing this. I think I’ll try to do this with some leftover tiles from a job dh did. Beautiful tiles, just need to find the right pics.

  3. Nicki you are right – I thought of that after publishing that a tile with a pattern could provide a border. so many options!

    Have fun with it, Cindy! It’s really such a simple little project that looks really nice.

  4. @Tidymom – I will post a photo to show when I do them with the sloppy border. I ordered them and will be picking them up and more supplies today so will be able to show you soon!

    @Sharon J – from a quick online search, it looks like there are ways to seal it after so that it is waterproof but just the mod podge is not.

  5. Oh your friend is creative! That is way cool. I’ll be linking to this!

  6. Somehow missed this post back in January. These are so cool! I think I am going to attempt these as Mother’s Day gifts this year.

  7. Did you use Mod Podge gloss or matte? I love the idea!

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