Introduction: Recycled Tile Ring
This is a great way to upcycle small, used tiles. In my area, there is a resale shop with a ton of household and home repair materials. I found these tiles and thought that they were the perfect size for a statement ring.
Things I needed:
Recycled tile small enough to wear on a finger
Soap and water to wash the tile
Small Paint brush or foam brush
Krylon Clear Finish spray
1 Ring base (with a flat top, found at most craft stores)
First, I cleaned the tile by soaking it overnight in a soapy water solution. The next day, I scrapped off all of the excess adhesive and then allowed the tiles to dry.
I had some cute scrapbooking paper that I cut to the size of the tile. I used Mod Podge to adhere the scrapbooking paper to the top of the tile. Then I brushed more Mod Podge on top of the paper, leaving 10 minutes in between each coat. After the last coat, I allowed it to dry for an hour and then used Krylon Clear Finish to protect the surface.
Now, to make a ring! Since the tile I used is a ceramic tile, I used Gorilla Super Glue, which works on ceramic, to bond the finished tile to the ring base. Hold the tile to the base for 30-40 seconds until it bonds and allow it to dry.
I have since made a few of these rings and given them away. Sorry the pictures aren't the clearest-my camera is in need of repair!
I love that I spent less than a dollar to make this ring and it makes a great statement piece!