Hi SaltTree readers! I’m Rhiannon from My Handcrafted Home.
I love making handmade gifts. Not just because of the thrill of being able to upcycle of create something new, but also because I love being able to make something unique and personal for someone I love.
Brush on a thin layer of mod podge.
Lay your design on. The thicker the paper the less bubbles you’ll get. Mine was nearly as thick as card and I didn’t get any bubbles. But if you do just push them out with your fingers.
Brush on a thin layer of mod podge, being careful not to overwork it. If you do the ink will start to run…I learnt that the hard way!
Leave it to dry and repeat about four times. I just did a layer in the morning and evening for a couple of days. It only takes a minute.
Once they’re completely dry you’ll need to put a pad on the bottom to stop the tiles from scratching any surfaces, and of course to make them look prettier!
Just cut a piece of felt to size, or use the protective foam pads that you can pick up cheaply. Mine was actually an old hair straightener heat pad that my SIL knew I’d use for something else! Then use plenty of hot glue and press down.
I also painted the edges with black acrylic paint and sealed with a final layer of mod podge, just to be sure!
Perfect to preserve memories, and make something completely unique for someone you love.
And of course, perfect for your drink.
If you’re interested in any other thrifty and personalised gifts, hop on over to My Handcrafted Home where I’ve got plenty of options for lots of your family members.
Thanks for having me Amber!