Whew! Between a hectic work schedule and our new rescue dog, Sadie (check her out on Instagram), blogging took a back seat for the past two weeks. I have a few ideas and projects to share with you, and you can expect some more pics of our new kitchen and den next week. While I get settled in, let’s talk quick crafts. A few weeks ago I shared how to make a 5-minute faux succulent wreath, and today I have another 5-minute craft: a DIY catchall tray – or a coaster or trivet, depending on the size and shape of your materials.
DIY Catchall Tray with Leftover Tile
If you’ve ever done a tile project, you probably have leftover tile. I sampled a lot of tile before I decided what I truly wanted for our kitchen back splash, and some samples weren’t returnable. This arabesque tile from TileBar didn’t make the cut, but it’s so pretty that I didn’t have the heart to throw it away. You can order five tile samples for $5 at TileBar with free shipping, so even if you don’t have any extra tiles around your house, you can still make several different crafts for cheap!
Since tile is so rough on the back, I simply added some sticky felt furniture pads to keep the piece from scratching the furniture. Don’t mind the leftover glued-on paper. No one but you and I will know it’s there. 🙂
That’s it, people. Tile + felt furniture pads = DIY catchall for jewelry, or a coaster, or even a trivet if you have a larger piece of tile to work with. This simple and essentially free project now resides on the nightstand in our guestroom. The lamp and faux succulent are both from Target.
So, if you have leftover tile sitting around, what are you waiting for? Show it off and put it to good use. It’s an easy little way to be creative today.
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Have a wonderful weekend!
Check out these other ideas!
- 5 Budget-Friendly Decorating Tips That Will Transform Your Ugliest Room
- Art Caddy Ideas for Kids: 8 Cheap Ways to Organize Kids Art Supplies
- How to Make a Succulent Wreath in Just 5 Minutes