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When I saw this gorgeous glass tile at Home Depot I knew I needed to create something with it. It’s just so pretty! A little too pricey to redo my kitchen backsplash with it, but it’s perfect to personalize one with a family name to keep for yourself or give as a gift!
In addition to the glass tile selection, you should be able to find the same size tile in a ceramic version, which will cost you less than a dollar. Personally, the ceramic tile seems a bit boring, but it’s your call (don’t do it). The glass tile was only $4.65, well worth the splurge!
- Glass tile 4″x12″
- Oracal black matte vinyl
- Siser gold vinyl
- Cricut Explore Air 2 (or any cutting machine)
- Transfer tape
- Last name: Bodoni XT
- First names and est. date: I Love Glitter
- use the underscore _ to make the heart
- use the brackets [ ] to make the swashes on either side of the est date
- Last name = 11″
- First names = 9″
- Est. date = 5″
I’m going to make this project using my Cricut. I’m assuming you have basic Cricut knowledge, so I apologize if I gloss over any of the steps – please email me if you have any questions!
Using the fonts and widths suggested above (or whatever looks good to you!), upload your names and dates into Cricut design space.
Here’s what I’ve got on my Cricut Design Space:
I created this using Oracal black vinyl for the last name and Siser gold vinyl for the first names and date. If you change the fill color on the first names and date, Cricut will plan on cutting those on a different mat, assuming you are using a different color vinyl. Thanks, Cricut!
Here’s my vinyl all cut out and weeded:
After you’ve created your cuts, use your transfer tape to adhere the est. date first. My transfer tape has grid lines, which is very helpful in aligning my projects. Starting with the date, I lined that up even with the inside border of the glass tile. If I did this again, I’d line it up a hair above the inside border.
Once you’ve got the date centered, then you can add the last name. You’ll need to center it both horizontally and vertically, so get your ruler out!
Next, you’ll center the first names and adhere on top of the last name. Keep in mind that the heart will not necessarily be the center of the first names! Grab that ruler again to find your center.
That’s it! A super quick, easy, and inexpensive family name glass tile! This looks cute on a small easel placed on your countertop, or use command strips to place on a small portion of a wall (think above your oven or sink maybe).
Did you like this project? What colors did you use and how did you display yours? Leave a comment and let our readers know! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂