For the first week we were told to "Turn Trash to Treasure". This theme was hard for me. My main craft tends to be sewing but I don't want to sew every week of the challenge, so I chose week 1 to branch out! A week ago I we tiled the backsplash in our kitchen leaving lots of extra tile and grout. Once I realized I wanted to use the tiles for this project I quickly sent my husband to dig them out of the garbage before they became buried under diapers and banana peels!
Yeah! first step down, now what to do with the tiles? I loaded up the fam, and off to the thrift store we went. I had a few ideas in my head, and thrift store 1 did not have anything to go with any of those ideas! My ever patient husband helped me pack the kids back up in our negative degree weather and off we went to Thrift store #2. And there she was, the ugliest, most hideous tray I'd ever seen.
Tape the edges of the tray to ensure a nice straight line when you are done, glue down tiles (I didnt have mortar so I used epoxy!), Mix Grout, while it sets, lay out the tiles in design you desire, and grout!
After the grout starts to dry (according to directions), wash off the grout!
Peel off the tape and DONE!