Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hanukkah (or any occasion) Project

Hi Everyone!

Is everyone getting ready for Hanukkah?  Are all your gifts bought?  Yeah, me neither.

I found this tile project on Pinterest a few months ago and the first thing I thought of was how great the Crafting Jewish Style Hanukkah papers would work for this.  The project that I saw used the tiles as coasters but I thought it would be great to create a decorative base/trivet by putting the tiles together.


The project is super easy.  You'll need
4" tiles available at any hardware store (I got mine at Home Depot for 16 cents each)
4" patterned paper (I inked the edges of mine)
Mod Podge
foam brush
Clear Gloss spray paint
E6000 glue

Cut your patterned paper and glue it to the tiles using Mod Podge.  Let it dry and then apply another coat of Mod Podge.  I let that dry completely.  Then, I glued the tiles together with E6000.  It was a little tricky because the tiles aren't exactly even to stick flush together.  I let this dry on a piece of aluminum foil so that it wouldn't stick like glue would to newspaper.  In a well ventilated area, I then sprayed 3 coats of the clear gloss spray paint.

I love how this turned out but at 12x12", it might be a little big.  Smaller versions would probably be better if you want it to be a little more portable.  The Pinterest inspiration had it as coasters (with felt on the bottom of the tiles) which I think would be fabulous to use with the Passover and Rosh Hashanah paper lines.  I can picture coasters for your cups of wine or Elijah's cup at your seder or to put under your honey jars at Rosh Hashanah.  I think the options are endless.
 Here's a close up of each tile, top to bottom, left to right.

 Here's what it looks like with my Hanukiah on top. 

Thanks for looking.  May your festival of lights be bright!


  1. love it! the foam brush is for the modge podge?

  2. Love this-great way to use some leftover tiles I have and such a fun base for the menorah.

  3. I love it as a menorah base!Cool!

  4. Yes, it's a foam brush for the mod podge. Super easy. The "hardest" part is the 10-15 drying time between coats.

  5. this is great, I need to go get some tiles