Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Monday, August 2, 2010

What can you do with a left over tile?

DSCN1808_251 Very possibly you might have a few 4-6” tiles stacked in your garage or basement somewhere.













By placing a piece of duct tape down first and then gluing a piece of foam on top, you have the base for a floral arrangement.


DSCN1809_252 The duct tape adds some roughness to the smooth tile so the foam won’t pop off the tile.  (Another reason you need your own roll of duct tape from your husband’s must have items)


It’s a good idea to place floral tape around the outside edges of the tile or spray paint the edges black so the white doesn’t show when the arrangement is in place.





With lots of grasses, pods, pieces of greenery….




Feathers, odds and ends and a little time, you can turn a tile into a shelf arrangement.



These little tight pieces also work well on a bookshelf.  You can make them any height or width that is needed to fit a space.



They work well nestled up next to a vase, and perhaps sitting on top of a book.  Sorry I don’t have pictures of that but I’m sure you can envision it.  Often times designers will choose these tile arrangements to have in a pinch for decorating their client’s homes.  They are small but add so much to an overall bookcase, mantle or hanging shelf/wall sconce.



It’s a great way to use up odds and ends if you have a silk floral stash.  Be creative and try all sorts of elements together!  Your friends will be amazed at your one of a kind tile arrangement!

Thanks for your visit today.  I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.  You never know what you might learn from this fun weekly event!  Take a few minutes to check it out.

Met Monday


Anonymous said...

What a clever idea. All of your arrangements are just stunning. You do really great work and you're so creative with the way you mix the plants and pods. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Paula@SweetPea said...

This is such a great idea. I can't wait to tell my mom about it. I don't have any tile that size but I'll bet that I can find someone around here who does!

southerninspiration said...

You are the most clever faux floral arranger I know!! What a great tip!! Would you mind coming to my house and making a few things for me???? :D


Karie said...

What a wonderful idea. You have a beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing your ideas, and thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Karie

Olive said...

Very clever. So nice to met you. Thanks for commenting and visiting my blog.
hugs ♥ olive

Anonymous said...

Oh Most Clever One - I love this idea! This is great and you really do know how to make a beautiful arrangement too!
Thanks for popping in to see me. I'm a little sad as we've just gotten home from dropping our girls off at the airport!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

stitching under oaks said...

you are amazing...and so clever! Thanks for the, I need a tile to work with! humpf! Have a wonderful week friend.