Terrific Tile Frames

On your next trip to the home center store, pick up some ceramic tiles to make these fun frames.
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What You Need:

This special frame will brighten
Mom's day.

  • Scissors
  • Photograph
  • Spray photograph adhesive
  • Colored mat board to coordinate with photograph, one inch larger on all sides than the photograph
  • Cotton ball
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Desired tile
  • 4 rubber, foam, or cork bumper pads
  • Decorative trims, such as braid, beads, gems, shells, and wood shapes
  • Mod Podge decoupage medium, if desired
  • Ceramic, glass, or tile paint
  • Easel or adhesive hanger


Step 1

1.Trim the photograph as desired. Using spray photograph adhesive, spray the back of the photograph and center it on the mat board. The mat board can be trimmed, if desired, to allow only a narrow border of the mat board to show. Clean any overspray with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol.

Step 2

2. Position the mounted photograph squarely onto the tile in the desired location. Use this as a guide for placing the bumpers. For the bottom two bumpers, clip a 90-degree corner out of each with scissors. (It doesn't have to be cut perfectly.) For the top two bumpers, cut them in half and place each as shown in the photograph. Placing the bumpers in this manner allows the photograph to be removed or replaced.

Step 3

3. Remove the photograph before decorating the tile. Be creative, decorating the frame and bumper covers with the decorative trims and using the photograph for inspiration. When applying a thin braid, dip and coat the entire piece in Mod Podge decoupage medium and position it as desired, cleaning off the excess Mod Podge with a damp cloth. Allow the Mod Podge to dry. If painting the tile, bake it in the oven if recommended by the manufacturer. Place the photograph in the frame and set it on an easel or attach an adhesive hanger to the back.


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