Tiled Paperweights
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Tiled Paperweights

Create these fun tile paperweights for yourself or to give as a gift!
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • FloraCraft® Foam Ball, 4" (3)
  • Glass Alphabet Tiles
  • Glass Number Tiles
  • Glass Word/Symbol Tiles
  • Tile Grout – White and Black
  • Tile Adhesive
  • Felt – Black
  • Serrated Knife
  • Putty Knife
  • Sponge
  • Drop Cloth
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Use the serrated knife to slice off about 1/3 of each of the balls.

Step 2 Begin gluing the tiles in place around the balls as shown with tile adhesive. Pay attention to how you space the tiles so that each row of tiles will fit nicely. When placing the tiles, push the tile into the foam slightly. This will help keep it in place as the adhesive dries. Be sure to let the adhesive dry completely.

Step 3 Lay the drop cloth to cover your work area. Following the instructions on the grout container, begin to grout in all tiles. Allow 20 to 30 minutes to dry, and use the damp sponge to clean the grout from the face of the tiles. Let dry completely.

Step 4 Cut a circle of black felt to cover the bottom of each ball.

Tips

Push the tile into the foam slightly to make an indentation before gluing. This will help secure the tiles to the foam ball.