Fall Letter Tiles

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Winter is right around the corner. Nooooo!!! I'm holding onto the last month of Fall with all my strength.  I want to share one my final Fall crafties before it's time to break out the Christmas goodies!  

I had seen a few posts about using the Elmer glue crackle technique and I wanted to give it a try.  I bought some wooden tiles from A.C. Moore and went to work making these Fall letters. 


I started out by painting the tiles orange.


Once dry, I painted the tiles with a coat of Elmer's glue and then immediately painted the tiles white while the glue was still wet. Now break out the hair dryer. Blow dry the tiles until completely dry and crackled.

I don't have pics for the next part, but I just painted letters onto each tile with stencils and lightly added swipes of black paint to give it an antique look.


Such and easy and fun little craft that is the perfect addition to your seasonal decor!!





28 comments

  1. This is a great craft project.

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  2. Love it!! I'm going out to get some of that gun tomorrow!!!

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  3. You make it look so easy, but for some reason, my paint never "cracks"! These are so cute, though!
    Thanks for linking up @ This Week!

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  4. LOVE these tiles, Nikki! I'm featuring them on my Everything Thanksgiving Celebration wrap-up tomorrow!!! Yay!!! Thanks so much for linking them up, sweet girl...

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  5. They look great! You can barely tell they're handmade.


    vb-creations.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh wow what great fall decor! You did a great job!

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  7. I just finished making these and they turned out amazing! Thanks for such a great tut!

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  8. I saw these on two different link parties today and I just had to stop by and say how great they are! This is such a cool idea - you could totally change it out with different words for different seasons. Awesome!

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  9. Beautiful.

    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

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  10. These tiles are so cute! Perfect for fall!

    Stephanie
    sweettuesdays.blogspot.com

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  11. these tiles are so pretty, Would luv for my readers to see this awesome idea, will you please join our weekly party at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-showcase-tutorial-with.html
    have a great crafting weekend!
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  12. Thank you for linking up at Serenity Saturday link party

    Hope you can come and join us this week too

    Natasha xx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  13. What a super idea! Your newest follower, Karima
    www.karimascrafts.com

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  14. I love these tiles! Thanks for sharing your crackle technique!

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  15. Pretty! I'll be featuring this on my FB page! :) Thanks for linking!

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  16. Looks great! I didn't know about the Elmer's glue trick??? Fun :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  17. What a cute project! Love it!

    Featuring you today: http://polkadotbungalow.blogspot.com/2011/11/marvelous-mondayno-10.html

    Feel free to check it out! Have a lovely day ~ Steph

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  18. Love the look of these letters!!! Great job! So glad you linked up to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  19. i love that color orange! thanks for linking this up to last week's tip-toe thru tuesday party! i hope to see you again this week!

    andie @ crayonfreckles

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  20. Sooo gorgeous!! Great work and thanks for sharing!!
    ~Lisa
    Lisa's Craft Blog

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  21. Thank you for linking up to our party, Show and Share #13, come back this week!

    A mommy's life... with a touch of yellow
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  22. FALL looks great! Good for you -hanging around in the present & not jumping straight into December!! Thanks for sharing your fab idea. :)

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  23. @Libby
    Wow--the tiles look great! I was just thinking about doing a project like this for our kitchen. When I try it, I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for sharing!

    Mel
    www.twomomsalittletimeandakeyboard.blogspot.com

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  24. I love the crackled look. I really want to try that technique now! Thanks for sharing. This is being featured this week at Lines Across My Face.
    :) Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/11/cure-for-common-monday-18.html

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  25. Hi Nikki I wanted to let you know, I featured your tiles on Made U Look Thursdays! Come by and grab your button! And please linkup again!
    Kim@madeinaday!!

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