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When we were renovating the kitchen, I picked up several sheets of pretty tiles to test out. Of course, once we picked out the final choice, the samples sat and sat and sat in my craft room.I knew they would make a perfect craft but an idea hadn’t hit me yet. One day, -as I picked out some coastal décor items decorate the party patio – I couldn’t find a trivet to fit my theme. Then I remembered these rustic pebble tiles and got the idea to make a stone trivet to protect the table from hot pans. This has got to be the easiest craft ever! Yes, really. Ever. However, the really cool thing about this craft is that I discovered a great all-purpose adhesive! But first, let’s get started.
DAP® RapidFuse™ All Purpose Adhesive (found at most local hardware stores)
A piece of wood (I love the handles on these)
Flat Stones (I used a 12×12 sheet of tile stones)
If you have stone tiles like I did, peel them off the mesh backing. Scrape off any excess glue from the sides. I used a razor and some needle nosed pliers to pull it off.
Arrange the tiles on the wood in the pattern you want. After you have decided the pattern, use the DAP RapidFuse to glue individual stones to the board. I am using this glue because it is ideal for plastic, rubber, metal, glass, wood, tile, stone and concrete, fabric and more. It also does not foam, creates no mess and dries clear. It is really hard to find all of those characteristics in one glue which is why I was so excited to find it for this project. However, do make sure that you wear gloves because it will also bond skin.
The glue sets in 30 seconds and cures in 30 minutes so that’s it! Although I don’t recommend setting any food directly on it (it would be a pain to clean), you can set pots, dishes, plants, candles, and any decor items on it for display. It looks great on my beach themed table setting!
But I’m not done yet!
The interesting thing about this project was that it sparked like 5 other projects that day. I received the DAP RapidFuse to test out, and I was honestly blown away. Coming from a crafty girl who literally has bins of different tapes and glues, I understand that every project requires the right adhesive. If you are like me, there is probably something (or 10) that needs to be fixed around the house but you can’t ever find the right adhesive. I honestly have attempted to glue the metal and fiberboard picture frame at least 3 times. Either the glue gets sucked in by the fiberboard or it foams and makes a huge mess. The DAP RapidFuse is honestly the only glue that I have ever found to fix that frame. I also fixed our son’s dresser drawer and my son’s metal airplane book ends. Those airplanes are not a repair you can clamp until the glue dries so the DAP RapidFuse was perfect since it sets in 30 seconds. I even gently tested the bond after the curing period and I am convinced it will be strong and long lasting. Now everything looks good as new! Its professional performance and durability offer home repairs and DIY projects alike the best end result. Check out the DAP Facebook page for more ways to use this innovative glue.