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    mosaic tile christmas ornaments?

    i have some freinds that just bought their first home. It's also the first time they've lived out of their parents homes - so I though a bunch of homemade x-mas ornaments wouldbe a nice gift...

    From poking around on the internet, I got the idea to make ornaments embellished with mosaics - is this silly, or impossible? I thought maybe glueing red and green and silver tiles to something disc shaped (or tree shaped, or something else holiday related) would be nice. Sparkly and reflective...

    I've not only never worked withthese materials, but all of my craft experience so far has been knitting related.

    Any tips, ideas, or warnings?

    Any other good ideas - maybe something with beadwork or glass?

    I do like the sparkly idea -so I wasn't really considering felt or knit...

    Thanks in advance!

    Kate

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    craftychica had a great craft project for X-MAS ornaments. They are little mini shrines made out of match boxes. Super cute! Check them out @ craftychica.com

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    The thing with tiles and mosaics as ornaments is that they can be really heavy. It would be better suited to making a wall plaque or door decoration IMO.

    Tons of ornament ideas posted here and on glitter. And I think our blogs have even more. Just use the search engine, or ask if there is something else in particular you want.

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    I just saw an episode of Crafters Coast to Coast where a woman made coasters using images from an inkjet printer (reversed). You could use regular tiles (ceramic I guess) although she used some that were more like stone, and she used a product called polymer medium. It looked super-simple. I'm sure the instructions are on HGTV's site.

    I want to try it. Everybody needs coasters, right??

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    Thanks everyone!

    Lizzy - I had that thought exactly after picking up a mosaic votive holder that I have. Too heavy to be held up by a tree.

    I ended up doing wire/bead snowflakes like something I saw on craftster, and glass balls with acrylic paint.

    It's all coming out nicely.

    I would like to experiment with the mosaics though - coasters sound great!


 

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