Repurposing small decorative tiles

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We recently had our bathroom remodeled and have quite a bit of subway tile and small decorative tiles left over. The small tiles easily come off the mesh backing. I'm hoping to find a clever project to use them on. Any suggestions?
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  • Mindy Mindy on Jan 20, 2014
    buy a 6x6" tile at Home Depot and glue these tiles onto the back (unglazed side) and make a mosaic trivet. You will need to grout the trivet after letting the glue dry for 24 hours. Makes a great gift!

  • D Meconi D Meconi on Jan 20, 2014
    Table top, picture frame, frame a mirror, top a wooden box....

  • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on Jan 20, 2014
    Place around a flower pot... place around a small mirror to go on the bath room vanity.

  • White Oak Studio Designs White Oak Studio Designs on Jan 21, 2014
    The base in a tray too. Have fun!

  • Shane Imler Shane Imler on Jan 21, 2014
    Thanks for the suggestions!

  • Sfg178760 Sfg178760 on Jan 22, 2014
    Mid Century Tile Top Tables are kind of popular right now...and are kind of timeless to me! http://pickedvintage.com/2012/08/13/mid-century-modern-tiled-coffee-table/ I think those tiles in your photo would be great for project like this. I wish I thought of that ... when we used similar tiles for a kitchen re-model (actual tear down completely). But I did sell them at a yard sale because I knew someone would make use of them!

  • Carol Carol on Jan 22, 2014
    A good opertunity to learn a new craft...fused glass. Or glue picture behind transparent ones and plastic magnets to back for frig magnets. Decorate with a sharpie and bake to make design permanent. Attach a wire to corner and a bit of chain or wirefor wine glass identifiers. Form in a ring for napkin rings. Make a garden gazing ball with bowling ball. Your options are endless. Forgot to mention a wind chime or decorate a metal or plastic bathroom set (soap dish, tissue box cover, waste paper can and toothbrush holder). Decorate window box or basket for towels in the bathroom. I can think of a thousand more. Check Pinterest mosaic and tile pins

  • V Valencia V Valencia on Jan 22, 2014
    How about stepping stones for the garden. Attach tile to plain concrete stepping stones and grout as mentioned above.

  • Janis Hill Janis Hill on Jan 22, 2014
    Line a tray, make drink coasters, or cooking pot trivets or plant trivets, or break them and make mosaics

  • Colleen Colleen on Jan 22, 2014
    I take it the ones shown are glass tiles. Try gluing them (with clear drying glue) to a square glass vase. Then use as a votive.