Saturday, December 4, 2010

25 Days of {handmade} Christmas Gifts-Day 18 Painted Cork tiles

Today's project is a little late, but in my defense, I did spend the day with the family buying Christmas decorations and doing a little decorating at the house. I was able to get this done in about 10 minutes and there are alot you can do with these tiles.

Here are some of the supplies that I used for this project;

A cork tile

I made my stencil from the Cricut cartridge Cindy Loo. If you cut your own, make sure you use a heavy cardstock to keep it from curling when you paint. If you don't have a Cricut, look for stencils in the paint department or the t-shirt crafting section. Secure your stencil to the cork tile. I just used some Tombow adhesive.
Don't brush it on or you may get the paint under the stencil.

Remove the stencil and let it dry. My use for this one is to hang on the wall as a memo board. But I have seen other uses for these. Decorate one for a pet's dishes to sit on! Make a mousepad out of one, much better than the boring ones that I have. Or make several and add picture hangers on the back, and let them use it as art! Lots of great ideas for this one, just think outside of the box.

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LindaC said...

Do you stay up late at night thinking up ideas? You are doing a great job! LC

Wende said...

Cute idea. I like the pet food idea. Think of the cute things on that one! Thanks for the ideas.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Awesome job! I would love a big one of these for C's artwork, thanks for the idea!