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Do you have tile or marble from a home improvement project that you just don’t know what to do with? All you need is enough small pieces of tile to outline the number(s) you are interested in and a larger piece on which they will all fit and you are on your way to making a house number sign!
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Endless rows of tile! What to do...?Time to cut out strips of tile to make a number! Tile squares that are 5/8" x 5/8" or less work best.
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Cut desired rows of tiles using scissors.
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Find another piece of tile that you wish to work with. In this case, a 6” by 6” tile can fit the house number 4 squarely in the center if the smaller tile is ~ 5/8" x 5/8". Use rubber bands (since it is sometimes difficult to draw a line on tile) and a ruler to find the center of the tile. The rubber bands can wrap around the tile and be adjusted.
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Arrange the smaller tiles so that your number appears centered in the larger tile.
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If you are able to draw on the tile, outline the number using a pencil.
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Begin heating the glue gun and flip the small tile strips to the back side. Add glue to the back side of one strip at a time and quickly turn it over and press it down so that it adheres in the proper location. Remove residual glue on tile immediately (carefully with a wet sponge, since it is hot).
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- You can display your number by leaning it onto your house wall or you can attach it with your fixture of preference. Don't forget to erase the pencil lines!
- Please take our survey (answer questions concerning house number part of survey): http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G3WKLC3