/ Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Decorative Tile Trivet 1Hi Everyone! I am a huge fan of the recently re-imagined Les Halles Boulangerie and Patisserie at the France Pavilion in Epcot®’s World Showcase. As soon as I had their Croissant Jambon Fromage (croissant, ham, cheese), I was hooked. While I was eating my new favorite sandwich, I noticed some retro Art Nouveau style advertising painted on the walls of Les Halle’s seating area. One of them depicted a lady holding my sandwich with the title “Le Croque Monsieur”. I took a photo of it as a souvenir.

When I got home, I wanted to make something using my photo, and it came to me. I had a spare piece of floor tile laying around, and this photo’s coloring complimented it perfectly. I grabbed my Mod Podge®, and I came up with this decorative tile trivet.

Want to make one with me using your own photo? Let’s get started, together!

You’ll need:

  • A photo printed in color on regular printer paper (I’m using my Les Halles Croque Monsieur ad photo)
  • Mod Podge®
  • Small Foam Brush
  • Ceramic Floor Tile (I got mine at Home Depot® for $2.00)
  • Adhesive-Backed Felt (I’m using black felt)

Decorative Tile Trivet 2Instructions:

Wipe your tile with a damp paper towel. Leave to dry. Cut your photo to the shape you want to use in the project. I printed my photo on an ink jet printer (which will give it a more distressed look when completed). Trim your felt to the size of the tile. Set aside.

Apply a layer of Mod Podge® over the entire top of the tile. Next, gently lay photo down and smooth out as flush as possible. It will have creases or bubbles in it if your tile is textured, like mine. I do not mind this look at all. However, if you use a smooth tile, it will lay flat.

Then, apply as many coats of Mod Podge® across the entire tile and photo as you like. Really layer the Mod Podge® on if you are going to use this as an actual trivet. If this is just for a decorative piece, a few coats is fine. Leave to dry, approximately an hour to 90 minutes.

Turn trivet over and apply felt to back of tile. Now, it is ready to use.

This piece will look great as a kitchen decoration or as a trivet on your breakfast or lunch table. You can also use the same techniques to make tile coasters with smaller photos. They all make perfect gifts.

Bon Appetit and see you over at Les Halles!

(Photos and photo edit by Fran Cassano).

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7 thoughts on “Practically Perfect Disney Crafting: Decorative Tile Trivet”

  1. Steamboat Eddie says:

    Hey Fran, hope you are doing awesome. Half way through this blog I was thinking small tiles would be so cool for this craft. As I was nearing the end of the blog I saw you suggested that as well. I should have know the Disney Master Crafter would have all the bases covered lol.

    Have a great day!!

  2. Fran Cassano says:


    You are so awesome! Thanks for such kind words as always.

    I love when people share the ideas they want to spin off the crafts featured here! Enjoy and share them anytime : )

    Have a great day, too!

  3. Kendall Foreman (MoretotheWorld) says:

    Fran, I love this idea. I do not currently have any decorative trivets. I have a couple that I store in drawer because they do not go with my kitchen décor. Now I know how to make one that I will be proud to leave out on my counter! Thank you so much for another wonderful project!

  4. Anne says:

    I love everything about the France Pavilion, especially the Patisserie! So, so yummy!

    The project is another great idea for bringing Disney into our homes in a very unique way. Thanks, Fran.

  5. DisneyGirlRuby says:

    beautiful, would be such great presents<3
    EVerytime I make a craft, Modge Podge comes to the rescue. It really does complete any thing u make. .:):):):) this might be one of my favorite crafts you've made! Thanks for sharing, 8;)

  6. Fran Cassano says:

    Kendall, Anne and Ruby, Thank you SO much for your lovely comments.

    Kendall, I’m really glad you like this : )

    Anne, I am with you on the France Pavilion. I want to try pretty much everything at Les Halles and L’Artisan des Glaces : )

    Ruby, I totally agree about Mod Podge. Stay tuned for more projects using it 😉

  7. ChrisB says:

    I’m a bit behind on my blog reading, but I found your post at just the right time. My mother offered both 2″ tiles from her bathroom remodel and larger tile from her kitchen. Now I have to go back to WDW and take some pictures! (Because it has to be done in person… internet searches just won’t do!)