Put Your Leftover Tile to Work with These 11 Gorgeous DIYs

If you’ve recently re-done your bathroom or kitchen, you likely have plenty of leftover tile collecting dust in your garage. Luckily, there are an endless amount of ways you can put this extra material to good use!

Here are 11 of our favorite DIY classics that call for broken or extra tile. To get full tutorials, be sure to click on the links below!

  1. Tile Coasters

    What better way to protect your delicate wood furniture than by putting your extra tile to work? The best part—you have total control over your design and color scheme. Cool!

  2. Room Tray

    Flaunt your expert mosaic skills with this shabby chic DIY living room tray. Whether you place it on a table or use it to serve food, you’ll be sure to get plenty of use out of this versatile platter.

  3. Mosaic Table

    If you are a seasoned DIYer wanting to rev up your mosaic-laying skills, look no further than this fabulous broken tile table project. It’s sure to add a splash of color to any backyard!

  4. Paintings

    Believe it or not, an extra piece of tile serves as the perfect blank canvas! Whether you choose to use your fingers or a brush, your next masterpiece is begging to be painted on ceramic.

  5. Chess Board

    This is one of those projects that makes us say, “Why didn’t we think of that?!” Forget backsplashes; small tile pieces were simply MADE for chess boards.

  6. Flower Pot

    Dress up your standard clay flower pot with decorative tile pieces. Your prized petunias deserve it!

  7. Napkin Holder

    When it comes to upcycling tiles, all you need to do is participate in a bit of out-of-the-box thinking. Case in point: this dazzling DIY napkin holder. We think this one would make a great gift!

  8. Vanity Tray

    Bring some function to your cluttered vanity with this hip DIY tile tray. To add some serious hardware elegance, don’t forget the handles!

  9. Pet Feeder

    Just because your doggies slobber all over it, doesn’t mean it has to be ugly. Bring some pizazz to your pet feeder by gluing on a simple surface mosaic. Fido will thank you.

  10. Cheeseboard

    Similar to coasters, the most durable cheeseboards are made from none other than tile. As a bonus, they will make your prized hors d’oeurves look great. A must for your next dinner party!

  11. Mosaic Fire Pit

    What better way to reuse that extra tile than to tack it onto your very own DIY fire pit? Talk about a great summertime chill-out space!

Pro tip: if you don’t have any leftover tile, you can always ask for tile samples at your local home improvement store. Just think of it as an experiment with the ceramic’s durability!

We’d love to hear from all of you DIYers out there. Have you ever completed a project using leftover tile? If so, what type of tile works best? Do you have any DIYs that you would like to add to our list?