Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Valentines Day Tiles



I finally finished a project! I've been dealing with some serious Craft ADD lately. I'll start a project, and get distracted by another project. And then another. And then brownies um, healthy food. So now I have 6 or 7 half finished projects strewn around my living room (and yes, it's driving Kurt crazy).

But last night I forced myself to finish this, so I'd have something to show you guys today. You are my motivation :)


They turned out pretty nice, huh? I love decorating tiles. I got these 6x6 beauties at Lowes for 60 cents (ish) each, and busted out the Mod Podge.


For the 3D flowers, I used this tutorial (it's at the bottom of the page). It's super easy. But it uses hot glue, so be careful- I think I burned myself 6 times last night :/


This project uses pretty paper, Burlap, and Mod Podge. My three favorite things, all in one project! I just wish I could take better pictures- these look so much prettier in person.


To hang them, I glued a square of burlap on the back of the tile (with both hot glue and Mod Podge), and hot glued the Raffia to the Burlap. For instructions and pictures, click here.


Tiles are so in right now.


So that's my Valentines Decoration. If you make some of these, post a link! I want to see what you guys come up with. I'll be linking up to all the parties on the right :)

In other news, I have the hiccups. Again. For the 4th time today. I think my body is trying to entertain itself. It's all "Oh, you have to answer the phones at work? Take that! Let's hear you talk now." It thinks it's just sooo funny.

Not cool, body. Not cool.


36 comments:

Chantel said...

I love those! They make me want to go and buy tiles and do it myself :-) I probably won't have time before v-day, but I'm sorely tempted. Good work! There wasn't a link to the tutorial, just so you know. I'm glad to be part of your motivation. Now be motivated to make more things! I just love seeing it all!

Unknown said...

These are fantastic. You are so impressive.

Amber said...

I love those! A lot! Very nice job, I am extremely impressed :)

~~Mia~~ said...

heheheheehehehehehehe, what a rebellious body you have!!!!

i really, really, really love the tiles, they're sooo pretty!!!!!!

talented girl!

Unknown said...

Wow, those are so neat and very very pretty. You sure did a fantastic job considering. Um, was the getting burned with the glue gun in anyway connected to the little problem you are having? Hiccup, oh darn another burn!

Oh just so ya know, I follow your post of what you got done on Craft Forum.

Deborah

Unknown said...

I left my craft blogspot in your facebook inbox.

Christy said...

I love these! You are inspiring me to go dig thru my 5 million totes to find my Valentines decorations that have not seen the light of day in over 5 years! I may make some of these to go with them! Keep crafting lady!

Danielle said...

I LOOOOOOOOVE THESE!!! YOU DA BOMB MISSY.

Unknown said...

I have project ADD too! Those came out really cute. I keep forgetting to pick up tiles. Those are good to have on hand - so much to do with them. :)

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Hey girl! Love your tiles! They are so awesome! What a cute idea. So glad you joined the party today. My party button code is now working, so don't forget to grab a button for your post :)
happy crafting!
Linda
Good luck with those hiccups! lol

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

What a fun project! love it!!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Your tiles came out great! Love the idea!

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Wow great job! These are super cute.

Kendra

Tara : Damon : Ellis : Hudson said...

wow helena, when did you get so incredibly crafty? were you cultivating this talent in the back stairwells of DT? love the blog, i just backread (that's a word right?) a few months and it reminds me a lot of my married life at the moment. hiding shopping bags ("oh yeah i found it in my winter clothes box!") and feeling guilty when he gets home from work and all i've done is read blogs for 6 hours straight. and not do the dishes. but i tell him i went to the grocery store and visited my sister and refilled my bc or something. love the blog! let's meet up between iowa and pennsylvania next fall!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Cute and simple and cheap--I like that, thanks for linking up!

Appleseed Gifts said...

Hey! Love your site and had to blog about it! Great projects! Feel free to snag my button for your blog! Happy crafting!

Ginger
Appleseed Gifts
http://appleseed-gifts.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Love it is all I can say!!! What a great job!!!

Thanks for joining my party Get your craft on Thurs. I hope you join me next week. Mr. Linky disappeared for a while tonight I thought I lost all of my guest, but it finally came back. I will not be using Mr. Linky anymore!

Andy Porter said...

How cute! I love how they turned out!! Great job! Thanks for the link!

Andy
Poppies at Play

Ruth H. said...

Oh, you are such a smarty-pants! I'm going to have to try this!

Sonia said...

Amazing creativity. Who could have thought of adding glam to a plain tile in this lovely manner!

Lissa said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with Crafting ADD. It also drives my hubs a little bonkers:) These are super cute! There are so many uses for old tiles, I love it.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Those are definitely cute!!!

Dena Pickle said...

An awesome project! Very cute

Stephanie @ Minutes to Spare said...

Love the tiles, thanks for sharing!

Heidi said...

the tiles are very cute!

Maggie said...

I love these - I've got a bunch of tiles left over from a Christmas project, might have to reuse them for Valentine's Day.

Unknown said...

love these. I have crafting ADD too! Maybe I could start these for Easter, hmm?
How did you attach the raffia?

Julie Bagamary said...

Very pretty and festive.

Old Time Cindy said...

I like these. Thanks for the inspiration!
Cindy at Lakewood

Kitschalicious said...

I love these ideas on the tiles! How different and unique. Nice job!

http://kitsch-a-licious.blogspot.com/

Sheri@childmade.com said...

Thanks for sharing! (And sorry about the hiccups.) I've posted a link and hope you'll join my photo link party at childmade.com.

Anonymous said...

Those are super cute!

junkermidge said...

What a cute project! But what really caught my eye is where you grew up -- I grew up and still live in Hudsonville, MI. And after college my husband and I lived for about 2 years in the Pittsburgh area (Cannonsburg). Funny.
Midge

Sumo @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff said...

These are so cute! I featured them on my blog!

http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

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Unknown said...

These are truly amongst the wonderful informative blogs.Valentine Day

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