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« on: April 04, 2005 05:13:59 PM »

i bought these for a buck each from a dollar store a few years ago...what do i do with them?  i'd just use them as coasters, but they're not smooth...any ideas would be really helpful...

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2005 05:18:03 PM »

I can't tell from the picture just un-smooth the tops of the tiles are, but what about putting some sort of top coat on them to even them out and THEN you can use them as coasters...I bet two or so coats of clear spray paint would do the job, as well as making them easier to wipe should drinks get spilled on them.  Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2005 05:28:49 PM »

i'd love to be able to do that, but they're definitely too lumpy...any other ideas?...
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2005 05:34:59 PM »

you could hang them up on your wall...like in rows or something...or you could use 4 of them and make a little box by gluing them together at the sides around a smaller piece of tile or something...thats all i can think of right now
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2005 06:14:10 PM »

I really like the box idea!! thanks!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2005 09:29:38 AM »

I think... maybe you could put them in a tray of some kind and pour epoxy over it, and make a cool, flat tray... You could even add some other found objects in the same colors and they'd be kind of floating in there.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2005 10:10:12 AM »

i might have to toy with that idea too...i tried the box thing but because the tiles are so cheap they didnt line up right, were uneven, etc....but something like that sounds like it would work....thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2005 10:36:14 AM »

I really like smashing tiles and making mosaics with old picture frames or wooden trays.  Then again, I just like smashing things. 
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