Thursday, October 11, 2012

BAT TILE......$1 Dollar Project

You guys know I love an I & E project (that's inexpensive and easy) almost as much as I love Halloween right?  Well this little project set me back one whole dollar!  
Isn't that a fun tile?  You've seen it before, twice actually!  It first made it's debut HERE as a little sign in my kitchen.  
Then came back HERE for an encore on the 4th of July.
 Yep, same tile.  (I've told you before that I tend to disassemble my projects and reuse the parts.  See what I mean now?)

Here's the story morning glory.....  I needed that white tile to be orange so I gave it a shot of spray paint.




I picked up some cool bat silhouettes at the Dollar Store.  (Yep, that's where that dollar went.)  Got out some Elmer's Craft Bond spray that was 13 years old, said a little prayer that it still worked, sprayed one of the bats and stuck it on my newly painted tile. 
Kinda cool for a buck.  I'm guessing you'll be seeing this versatile tile again at Christmas, or maybe Thanksgiving.  What's that you say?  You think I glued that bat on there permanently?  Did you know Elmer's Craft Spray Adhesive has instructions in the fine print for using it as a temporary adhesive? Bwahahahahahahah! 


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29 comments:

  1. Lol..! You should make a "year" collage or something featuring one tile, many uses or something ;-) Looks great, Danni (unbelievable, the paint was still ok after 13 years!)

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  2. That is so cute, and you sure can't beat the price! Nice to have a tile you can use over and over again. Hooray for that glue!

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  3. That's such a fun project! I like the one in your last post, too! You are so clever and creative! Happy Fall..happy crafting!

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  4. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! I love it! You are very clever! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    BTW... I love how your name ends with "i"!

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  5. I-E is for me too. Cute tiles.

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  6. That a great idea. Their are so many possibilities whit that project. I also see some more napkin crafts using the same concept in my future. Cheep and easy is my favorite kind of craft too.

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  7. Holy bat tile, Danni! That looks scary and chic, it's really beautiful! Must try the temporary adhesion trick.

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  8. Loving that you don't have to store bins of seasonal stuff when you reuse! Spray glue lasts for 13 yrs.? Wow! Great project and great price! ~ Maureen

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  9. Very cool I&E, Danni! I also tend to re-use craft supplies, I admire your resourcefulness :)

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  10. I need to do this! I love it! Maybe I can do some cute tiles for the Christmas...I need to run to the dollar store! I love I & E too, they are my favorite!

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  11. Very cute! I agree with "With a Blast." You could do a blog on 50 Ways To Use the Same Item In Crafting." How fun would that be? Leave it to you Danni to be so creative!

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  12. 13 year old craft supplies. I've got some of those! Way to stay frugal!

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  13. I do that same thing. If I need something for a new craft I will take things from an old craft! Nice visiting. Linda

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  14. I am always frightened when you laugh like that. Your tile is certainly the best investment I have ever witnessed anywhere in the whole universe. It certainly needs to rest a bit. Though I do love a dollar project! I bought the pack of owls because I figured I could use them for more seasons!

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  15. Danni, I love how resourceful you are! This is so clever to re-use your base supply...but what are you going to do now that you painted the tile orange? Happy Thursday

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  16. Thanks so much for the follow! I've got you back!

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  17. That's the story, huh, morning glory :). That is a great project. Easy and fun and most importantly...cheap!

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  18. That is just cool as heck! I do love how you change up your projects and remake them into something new. Does spray paint scrape off tile easily like acrylic paint does? I use old tiles for my paint pallet when I'm doing ceramics. It cleans up so fast! Great project! I'm hoping to get to mine next week :)

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  19. I'm so impressed with how I & E this was (I love this term I & E by the way). It turned out really cute and looks like you spent way more than one dollar! Do you hang the tile, or put it out on display, or maybe use it outside as decoration? I'm just curious whether this is something you'd build a frame around. Was also thinking it would make a really great classroom decoration. You could use fishing line and hang it from the ceiling, since you can't put nails in the wall in most districts. Anyway, super cute, and I'm so gad you shared!

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  20. Well, I am going to have to get myself a tile. Too bad I just passed up a whole pile of them this morning. I didn't see the need. I obviously stand corrected. I should have nabbed at least a few. Oh well, there will be another trash day next week. I'll keep my eyes peeled.
    Liz

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  21. so much fun! I love that you recycle and reuse!

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  22. Christmas, I have to do this - I love that your glue is 13 years old, make me feel better about my own crap xoxoxo

    The tile is awesome I love I&E's especially yours

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  23. Awesome project! I didn't know that the glue was removable. I learn something new everyday :))

    Have a great weekend!
    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  24. What a lovely bat! A wonderful weekend to you xx

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  25. This looks great!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Keep Calm & Link Up!
    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  26. This is awesome! I think I might link up my wreath to a few of these par-taays.

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  27. I love bats, and easy cheep projects! Thanks for posting your idea

    Buffie
    http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com/

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  28. I love this!! So creative, and looks great. I do the same thing with my projects. I'm already trying to decide how I'm going to take my fall wreath apart for Christmas. LOL Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent!!

    I love your blog's new look. It is so awesome. Have a great week. :)

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