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Make an awesome backsplash with tons of doodads, beads and bottle caps!

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

1/4" thick plywood

Jigsaw

Grout or plaster of Paris

E-6000 Glue

Beads, dominos, gems, bottle caps, tiles, small mirrors, seashells

Step 3: Make the Base

Cut out the shape of your backsplash in the 1/4" plywood and sand the edges

Create your design using all of your doodads

Step 4: Glue and Grout

Glue everything in place with E-6000 glue and let dry overnight

Cover the entire backsplash in group and with a damp sponge, remove the grout to expose the glue on pieces

*Make sure to really clean the pieces before the grout dries

*You can also use plaster of Paris

<p>Amazing! I like your works</p>
<p>This is so cool!! How did you finish the top/sides? Do you just round the grout around to the back of the wood? </p>
Yes, you can add grout to the sides, too. I glued tiny buttons along the edge but you can't see it in this photo.
<p>This is absolutely beautiful!!!! I am inspired........</p>
<p>I love your work; always something just so very creative. Do you think this would work in the kitchen, maybe with a polyurethane finish?</p>
Yup, it would totally work in a kitchen.....I would probably put a sealant on it just to be safe, though. I think it depends on how wet it gets. Mine, which is by the bathroom sink isn't treated and it's been fine for over a year.
<p>This is so fun and funky, I love it!</p>
<p>Thanks Danger! Great to see you again.</p>
<p>Nicely done! You buy that E-6000 in bulk?</p>
<p>Love the stuff. It works and so I don't need to use anything else.</p>
<p>How do you recommend cleaning the piece once it is in place? Also, what did you do for the top edge? Is it also covered in grout?</p>
<p>It's really easy to keep clean. I use windex and a sponge and it's fine. The grout says clean and the glass pieces sometimes get water spots, but that's about it.</p>

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