Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bathroom Tile Magnets

Feeling better and enjoying some gorgeous weather here today - yay!  Didn't get much garage sale shopping in but we did start organizing stuff for our garage sale next month.  While, cleaning up the garage, I found some bathroom tiles that we've had forever.
I just can't seem to toss them.  So I stared at them for awhile this morning and thought: wouldn't they make for some cute refrigerator magnets?
So I made some!  I bought this great French collage sheet off of Etsy.  I printed it out at 3.5" x 5" size on regular white paper and they were just a teeny bit off for the tile pieces.
I Mod Podged each image onto the tiles and then did a coat on top to seal the image.  Since they were all a little off on the top and bottom, I used some black paint to make a border.  Yes, my painting is a bit sloppy but I can live with it.  I think.
I used Glue Dots to add the magnets to the backs.  Not sure how sturdy the dots will be in the long run, but so far so good.  See the sloppy painting?!
Regardless of my sloppiness, I have them on the fridge already.  I'd love any suggestions on what to do on the tops and bottoms - other than black paint.  I think they look really cute this size, but I'm sure the uneven paint is going to start to gnaw at me every time I get something out of the fridge.  What can I say?  I'm a Virgo!

Linking to Between Naps on the Porch: Met Monday.

Jeanine

12 comments:

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Jeanine these are great! I bet you could sell them on Etsy! Nice job!
Susan
Homeroad

Patti said...

These are cute!...You could even trim it in black all the way around all 4 edges - using at flat edged Sharpie marker works great for small edging like this - very easy to control the marker

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

They're very cute!! I wouldn't worry about the uneven lines but if they DO really bug you, how about some 1/8" grosgrain ribbon or other fabric trim?

Okio B Designs said...

Thanks for the suggestions!!!!!

Jeanine

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love them. Maybe you could paint them black first, then do the image.

Jeanine said...

They are so adorable! They would sale real quick in your Etsy shop!

Michele said...

Very,very cute and you're very smart to have thought how to glam those tiles up.

Carolyn said...

They are charming just the way they are!

Carolyn

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

These are awesome! What a wonderful idea. You did a great job.

Deanne said...

great idea!

Robin said...

Very clever and I like that they are not perfect. Makes them look "artsy" and hand made (in a good way!)

Robin
Robin Flies South

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy you are feeling better and I think these are very cute!!