Sunday, November 8, 2009

Amazing Trivets

Tile Trivets
I just finished making these trivets for the craft show. I made two of the bear and snowmen tiles and sold all and had an order for another snowman.  I used a sponge to do the background on the bear plus walrus and then used shimmer paint flicked on with a stiffel brush in the water on the bear tile. The snowman tile I just painted the shimmer paint on the bottom of the tile.  I baked them 15 min @ 350 then sprayed each tile with a sealer.  I used cork circles on the back so it would not scratch the furniture but most people were going to use it as a display piece. I made a total of 15 and only had 5 left and had orders for 4 more.  The tiles cost me 78 cents and I sold them for $3.00 and probably could of gotten more.  I think next time I will try putting painted wooden beads on the bottom.

I made two of the card tiles and sold one.  I sold both of the other tiles pictured here.

I sold the cardinal tile and make another one tonight for my friend Connie who helped me during the craft show as a surprise for helping me. The Santa tile also sold.

I still have the country one in the middle but the train and horse tiles were gone right away.  They are done in black ink but for some reason my stampin up black ink come out as a dark purple some times.  These tiles are quick and easy to make and take less time than it does to bake to stamp and color.  Just make sure that you get the unfinished with no glaze tiles so that the ink will not rub off.


  1. Gosh, I was just getting ready to shut down and decided to check and see if anyone had updated their blog and here I am! Great job of these Kathleen, You make it sound so easy. Maybe I might try one of these....TFS

  2. Thank you for the individual pictures of your trivets. Now I really can't pick a favorite, these are all great!! So if I was shopping for myself and knew I could only buy 2, then I would have to say the Happy Holidays snowment (I have always loved that stamp set) and the Cardinal (I think I need to get that stamp now).