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fun with tile

I've worked in the tile industry for a few years now and I've seen a lot of old, discontinued samples thrown away (sad...). Sometimes, I'm able to save & repurpose some of the samples into fun projects. Here are 2 EASY ways to turn tile into something much more:
Mosaic Earrings

Often times, these little swatch cards get tossed when a product is no longer current. I have a small stash that I've been holding on to to make earrings. It's as simple as removing the individual tiles from the mesh or cardboard & glueing them to an earring post. I included these little earrings in quite a few of my Christmas gifts.

Tile Coasters

This is probably the most simple a project can get. These 4x4 glass tiles were so beautiful on their own that they didn't need any sprucing up. All I did was put 4 little rubber door cushions on the bottom of each tile and VOILA! Coasters :) A little bit of ribbon around them made a perfect gift for my aunt (who has similar tile on her kitchen backsplash).

What other tile recycling projects have you done?

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  1. That's a really cute idea for earrings. Thanks for linking up!

  2. Cute idea. Wow -- they should never toss out samples when there's crafters out there! Lol!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  3. I LOVE those earrings! SO adorable!!



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