Friday, March 11, 2011

Mosaic Tile Tray

And so, the first week of One Month to Win It is done! Did everyone vote? Did you vote for me?!? There is some tough competition out there! But YAY!!! I made it into week 2!!

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.
Next came the fun! Spray painting the tray, breaking the tiles (carefully!! under a towel so the glass didn't fly!), laying out tiles to make sure I had enough, breaking more tiles to make sure I had enough...

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!
The tray has many purposes and is so fun!


  1. Thanks, congrats to you too!

  2. Hi! I found you on the Making the world Cuter blog hop and am now following.

    I would love to make one of these! I actually have an old tray I can use. Thanks for sharing.
    Jan at Jewelry4Change

  3. This is amazing! GREAT JOB!

    I have a similar tray over at my blog,

  4. You did an amazing job! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Congrats on making it through to the next round! The tray turned out awesome! It's so neat to have made it to coordinate with your backsplash. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting a Throwback Thursdays Party, and would love it if you swung by and linked up something you made/bought/did from before blogging. I can't wait to see what you bring.

  6. Now this is fun and different. Add this to my list of things I'd like to try. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  7. interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you

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