Happy Tuesday everyone! We're off to the hardware store again...in the tile department! Today we're making glass magnets, but I'll have other projects with these tiles, so stay tuned this week or next week. I think these would be great for jewelry too...but I have to experiment first!
Mosaic tiles come in different sizes and styles. These tiles are glass or at least they look like glass to me. They are clear, with a backing on it that has the color that shines through to the front.
The tile comes in sheets that are 12 inches by 12 inches. These tiles can cost any where from $4.00 on up. I paid $4.00 for one and $8.00 for another.
However, if you take into consideration that there are 144 small tiles on each sheet, the cost for each tile is 3-5 cents a piece. Now that's a great price!!
Here's a close up...they are so shiny and smooth.
Here is a close up the blue gray tiles.
All the tiles are on a mesh backing to keep it in one piece. It's easier to place the tile on your kitchen back splash or in the bathroom in one large tile verses one by one.
Each little tile is about 7/8 of an inch square. Perfect for so many projects.
Here's what you'll need to make the tile magnets.
- magnets dots found in any craft store
- glue...I used E 6000. Really bonds to tile. Hot glue pops off.
This is the glue and the magnets that I used.
Simply glue one magnet to the back of each tile and let dry. DONE!!!
Use the magnets on any metal surface. They'll hold up messages, love notes, reminders, report cards, pictures, patterns, instructions etc...
Great for your refrigerator too.
A whole set of these would make great gifts too. Just package them up in cute little baggies with your children's school pictures or a special message and the pictures are ready to go up on the refrigerator with a very pretty magnet.
Look for more tile crafts soon.
Have a great day,
Don't forget to visit my Sew Darn Crafty Linking Party...so many great projects or maybe you can join in on the "Make a Gift on the 25th Club"!!