At the Mission Valley and Escondido ReStores, there are a large variety of tiles that can be upcycled in cost-effective, creative ways to create beautiful items for your home. Also, feel good doing your DIY tile project knowing that the proceeds of every tile you buy from the ReStore goes towards giving a hardworking, deserving family the opportunity to own their own home.
Use tiles you buy at the ReStore to create your own DIY coasters using scrapbook paper. These tile coasters can be used in your own home or given to someone as a gift. The Cottage Mama Blog provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to create these beautiful tile coasters.
2. Planter Boxes
Some of the larger tiles you will find at the ReStore can be used to create planter boxes to be used anywhere in your yard. Just glue together 5 large tiles and you have yourself a planter box! Decor It Darling gives you a few tips on what tiles work best for this project and how simple it is to do.
3. Marble Tray
Use a marble tile, or really any nice looking tile, and drawer pulls you find at the ReStore to create your own beautiful (and inexpensive) tray. The House of Wood has step-by-step instructions for how to create your own marble tray on the cheap.
4. Ceramic Tile Menu Board
Meal planning is a big thing these days with many families only having time to visit the grocery store once a week. Let your family know what the meals of the week will be with your own ceramic tile menu board. Somewhat Simple has a great example of the simple menu board she made that looks elegant in any kitchen.
5. Mosaic Table Top
Turn your old patio table that might be looking a little raggedy these days a face lift by making it into a mosaic table top! This DIY project requires a little more elbow grease than the othersk, but gives you the opportunity to give your old table a new life. Hub Pages has an extensive step-by-step instruction guide on how to turn your old patio table into a beautiful mosaic table top using upcycled tiles.