Beautiful Backsplash

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About: Hi everyone! I'm a hardcore DIY'er, I've published 11 DIY books, just produced my own TV show called Make Your Mark for PBS/APT, I make YouTube videos every week and I'm buried under a mountain of craft sup...

Intro: 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

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

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    12 Discussions

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    mnmama

    4 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Mark Montanomnmama

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    peads92470

    4 years ago on Introduction

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

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    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.

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    jkimball

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    Mark Montanojkimball

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    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.