|Miy Mosaic Tile Cheese Trays
Recycle your Home Reno tile leftovers to make delicious creations
"f o r t h e p u r e j o y o f m a k i n g t h i n g s"
Miycreations Project article and photographs
by MaddyLane (Madeleine M Langlois)
MIY Recycled decor: Mosaic tile cheese trays
Hands-on time: Under 20 minutes
Total time: Plus overnight drying to cure.
Skill: Super easy
Project cost: Under $20.00 for the supplies
Materials & tools:
• Slate or rough granite pre-cut tiles (available at hardware stores in assorted sizes and finishes by the unit)
• Small decorative tile mosaic pieces (available in packages or on sheets)
• Decorative tile borders to use as handles
• A soft cloth and a damp cloth
• Lepage ~ No More Nails latex grout adhesive
• 4 Large glass beads, to apply as feet under the finished trays
(Materials for this project are available at hardware stores.)
Do you have left over assorted tiles from home reno projects, why not utilize them to make fabulous mosaic tile
cheese display trays. Plain charcoal coloured slate or rough granite tiles trimmed with multi coloured mosaic tile
pieces to make impressive cheese trays. This is truly an effortless and creative way to present a variety of
cheeses to guests or with your special someone. When not in use the pieces can also become trays to display an
assortment of candles or for serving bite-size appetizers or desserts. You can make these creations using
leftover tiles and slate pieces from previous home reno projects, reutilizes to reinvent.
After you have chosen the size and style of tile you want to use, clean the tiles with a damps cloth and dry. Take
the sheet of small decorative tiles and separate the pieces if needed.
Turn the large tiles (rectangle or square shapes) over to place decorative feet at the bottom of each tray to give
them a little height. Place four small decorative tiles, one on each corner for the feet. Apply a dab of Loctite
acrylic base construction adhesive to each tile piece, press into place, and remove any excess adhesive with a
Turn the large tile pieces over onto their feet. Place the small decorative tiles along the border of two of the sides
of the tray in a pattern of your choice. This is like putting a puzzle together; you will need to adjust the sizes of the
pieces as you place them. Once you are satisfied with their placement which now fits snug along the borders it is
time to affix them into place. Use a dab of the construction adhesive at the back of each tile piece, doing one
piece at a time. Press each piece into place, and once a row is completed remove any excess adhesive along the
sides using a damp cloth.
Repeat the same steps to apply the a decorative tile border on the other side of they tray, and to apply longer
decorative tile border pieces to use as handles. Or you can opt not to place a border along two of the sides,
especially on smaller trays, like I did.
Once all the pieces are into place, give the tray a final wipe with a damp cloth and allow the trays to dry and cure
overnight before regular use. You can also opt to use felt backing to protects tables and other surfaces. The
bottom of the mosaic feet can be lined with felt if desired. Cut felt pieces to size needed and apply with a dab of
Loctite Power Grab. Wipe the trays with damp cloth and a little soap dish, rise and pat dry before using. All you
need to do now is to sit relax, read a good book and enjoy.
• Make each tray unique by using interesting mosaic pieces and colour variations. Since they are so easy to
make, why not make a few extra ones, they make handy hostess gifts to have around.
For creative entertaining use chalk to write directly on slate to identify each cheese variety clearly, then simply
wipes clean with a damp cloth.
Do not use the cheese tile trays as a cutting board.
Loctite Power Grab construction adhesive is perfect to use on a variety of small projects and repairs on various
materials such as brick, concrete, wood, cork, foam, drywall, and ceramic. Since this is a water-based adhesive
product, it has easy water clean up.
When not in use the pieces can also become trays to display an assortment of candles or for serving bite-size
appetizers or desserts. Since they are so easy to make, why not make a few extra ones, they make handy
hostess gifts to have around.
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Photos and miycreations projects are copyrighted
~by MaddyLane Designs~
To make this project I
utilized leftover tiles
and slate pieces from
previous home reno
projects, reutilize to
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