Practically Perfect Disney Crafting: Decorative Tile Trivet

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).

When you only have a few moments a week to craft or don’t even know where to begin, Fran Cassano invites you to capture your memories through Practically Perfect Disney Crafting… Break out those tools that have been gathering dust. And let’s figure out how, together!


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