Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Decorative Tile Message Board and Menu Board

As a stay-at-home mom of two little girls, I spend a lot of time at the kitchen sink washing dishes. Today's project is a very simple, easy craft that will give you something cute to look at while you scrub those sippy cups!

Decorative Tile Message Board


  • Large Ceramic Tile from a home improvement store (only $0.77 apiece at Lowe's)
  • E-6000 glue
  • White Spray Paint
  • Ball Knobs (with one side flat) from craft store 
  • Dry Erase Marker
  • Velcro
  • Rub-ons from craft store or Silhouette/Cricut and vinyl

Here's how I did it!
1. Choose your rub-on (or vinyl design) and cut to fit your tile.

2. Lay your designs out and be sure they are spaced where you want them.

3. Follow the manufacturer's directions and be sure your rub your design (or vinyl) down all the way.

4. Carefully peel away the rub-on backing or the Silhouette transfer tape

5. Apply E-6000 to the flat side of your knobs (after you've spray painted them white and they are dry)

6. Firmly press the knobs onto the back of the tile

7. Cut a small strip of velcro and apply to the back of the tile.

8. Apply the other side of the velcro to the pen and secure it to the back of the tile.

Now your memo/message board is inclined to make writing easier!

I wrote the most profound quote I could think of:

The dry erase marker should come right off with a paper towel. Wet it just a bit if the marker is older or stubborn.

These make great gift ideas! I love words and quotes. It makes washing those dishes slightly less of a chore when I have something fun to look at. It's also great for Bible memory verses, funny notes to your husband, to-do lists, and more. It would also be cute sitting on a small easel.

You can pick up a pack of rub-ons at the craft store with a coupon for a couple of dollars if you don't own a Silhouette. I used my Silhouette to cut some vinyl to make a separate Menu Board:

I'd love to know if you make one!

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  1. Thanks for this idea. I think this would be a great craft idea for our MOPS group. And I'm glad you mentioned the vinyl because I have some for my Cricut and this would be a great craft to do with it.

  2. very cute and easy craft idea, I really like the menu one. I had never heard of the rub on decals, I will have to look out for them at Hobby Lobby, I guess they are around with scrapbooking supplies?

  3. These would make great gifts and they'd be a fun project to do with older kids.

  4. VERY clever! This is a great idea--and what a cool gift this would make! Now, I wonder. . . is there any kind of dry-erase pen that would somehow stick to the board? Or any product that would hold a pen handy? Hmmm....

  5. So cute and so easy! I'm pinning this.

  6. Those are great! Love the one with the balls holding it up!

  7. Very cute message boards! Also love the quotes you wrote on them, those are two of my favorites to repeat!

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Super cute Amanda! I've made many of these over the years, and you're right...easy peasy! Love the top one - Stampin' Up! rub-ons, right? They were some of my favorites, and I actually used some of them to decorate the inside of my car :-) Rub-ons are so versatile!

  9. I love this idea! :-) And what a cute gift it would make, I might try the menu one for my sister. Since I don't have a shillouette do the rub ons really stay on as well on the tile? I would think the tile is too "slippery" for it to adhere too but yours looks great! How has it held up for you?

  10. Amanda this is too cute! I bet it would help me do better about making dinner every night:)

  11. Hi Amanda-

    This is such a good idea, stylish too! - much better than scribbling a note on a scrap piece of paper as a reminder or message to someone.

    My best- Diane


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