This craft is a great afternoon project to do with children or friends. You will need a bit of space and the tiles will need to stay put while drying, so I suggest setting up somewhere that can be left alone for awhile… otherwise your dining room table will not be used for dinner! 🙂
Links to all supplies used are at the end of this tutorial.
- 1 inch artwork, printed on cardstock. I chose to have all my images printed at Kinko’s for the better quality than I could print at home. New photographs could also be used.
Square paper punch or a steady hand, X-acto knife and self-healing mat
Plastic wrap or parchment paper (to keep your work surface from getting dirty)
With your X-acto knife, lightly saw left to right to cut off the excess glue. If the glue has not set enough, the image may move when you do this, so go ssslllloooooowwwllllyyy until you are comfortable with this step.
Repeat on all sides and all tiles until you are happy. The tiles may still appear a bit cloudy and can take up to 24 hours to clear completely.
Apply a teeny bit of E6000 glue to the center of each tile, taking care not to get any glue on you. Set the magnet in the center and use Q-tips if needed to lightly press the magnet into place. Let dry for 4 hours.
Supply List: Where did I get ….?
For the Weldbond glue, X-acto knife and the square paper punch: DickBlick Art Supplies
For the collage sheets, I purchased from:
Designs by Linda Nee
Magpie Mine (The Fruit/Vegetable Labels are from here!)
And last, but certainly not least, the “You are my Sunshine” card that I am utterly in love with in that last photo… the very talented Brandi from SweetHarvey made that! I had a few people email me about it, so I thought I should add her in as well. She’s also a foodie and has a cute blog to boot!
I have more crafts to showcase using glass tiles, but this should get everyone started.
🙂 Happy Crafting!