Monday, January 9, 2012

Getting Crafty

Want to spice up the boring walls in your room? Looking to give a personalized gift to a close friend or family member? With just a few supplies, you can make a great handmade cork board tile project that only looks expensive! Great for posting your favorite pictures, calendars, and other special knick-knacks, these tiles are both decorative and functional! Another option is gluing mirror squares in the middle of the tiles and painting either a pretty border around them or writing a fun quote. So clear off a table, gather some supplies and get ready to let your creativity run free!

Cork Board Tile Project
  • cork tiles (usually comes in packs of four)
  • acrylic paints
  • mirrors, sequins, other appliques (optional)

Simply apply a coat of paint on the tops of the tiles (don't forget the sides) and let dry. Look for tile packs that come with adhesive for easy hanging! If you want to add a little twist to your boards, you can paint and design the tiles at an angle to create diamond shapes when hung on the wall. 

Any brand of acrylic paints will work, but I like the Liquitex Basic paints because you get a lot of product for a great price!

Here are the tiles I painted! Hopefully they'll provide some inspiration when you're getting ready to paint your own!

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  1. random, but I bet you could sell these on etsy

  2. I don't know if I could finish so many of these at one time lol! Maybe once a make some I'll think about selling :)

    1. if they aren't already, you could try carving the patterns into some kind of plastic or rubber, which might allow you to make them much faster :)

      They are beautiful, and you are such a talented artist!

  3. That's a great idea! I'm going to be taking printmaking this quarter so maybe I'll get some insight on how to carve! Thanks for the comment :)