Introduction: Beautiful Backsplash

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


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


Passion Make made it! (author)2014-10-03

Amazing! I like your works

mnmama made it! (author)2014-10-02

This is so cool!! How did you finish the top/sides? Do you just round the grout around to the back of the wood?

Mark Montano made it! (author)Mark Montano2014-10-02

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.

BigRed1973 made it! (author)2014-10-02

This is absolutely beautiful!!!! I am inspired........

peads92470 made it! (author)2014-10-02

I love your work; always something just so very creative. Do you think this would work in the kitchen, maybe with a polyurethane finish?

Mark Montano made it! (author)Mark Montano2014-10-02

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.

Danger is my middle name made it! (author)2014-10-01

This is so fun and funky, I love it!

Mark Montano made it! (author)Mark Montano2014-10-01

Thanks Danger! Great to see you again.

seamster made it! (author)2014-10-01

Nicely done! You buy that E-6000 in bulk?

Mark Montano made it! (author)Mark Montano2014-10-01

Love the stuff. It works and so I don't need to use anything else.

jkimball made it! (author)2014-10-01

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?

Mark Montano made it! (author)Mark Montano2014-10-01

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.

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