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How To Make Your Own Decorative Tiles

Hi there everyone, today I am so excited about this project that I’m going to show you! Ever since I saw Claire’s (Pillar Box Blue) tile planters, I knew I needed both, tiles and planters. It just happens that those kind of tiles are expensive here and so I decided to make my own tiles. I did not make any planters just yet, but believe me I will. Please go and check them out over at Claire’s blog. They are gorgeous! Today I will show you how to make your own decorative tiles. Don’t worry, it’s easy. Really easy. Even easier if you use the help of stencils. But more on that below.




 

How To Make Your Own Decorative Tiles

These tiles will not be perfect and are for decorative use only. But they do turn out cute!

What you need:

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plaster of paris

square mold [I used a square card box that I cut down ]

chalky finish spray paint in light blue/grey

white chalk paint 

black permanent marker

pencil & rubber

paint brush

 

Prepare your plaster of paris according to the package instructions. Fill into your mold. Let dry.

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Once your tile is dried, take it out of your mold and sand the edges and top. It will be a bit bumpy and not even, but hey, it’s handmade!

Spray paint the tile, so you have a soft surface to paint on with your marker later on. Plaster of Paris is dusty and the marker would bleed through I think. So better be safe than sorry, right? And I decided to use light blue/grey chalk spray paint which gives it a nice smooth look.

 

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After spray painting the tile, add some dry brush strokes with white chalk paint.

And then it’s time to think about your design. I doodled my own on them, it is far from perfect, but gives these tiles a cute handmade look I think. There are stencils you can buy as well and they make it easy to add a design to it, if you are not comfortable painting your own.

 

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Once you added your design, whether by stencil or hand-drawn, give the tile a few strokes of white chalk paint to make the design look a bit smother and not so sharp.

 

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As you can see, they turned out unique and can be used as coasters for candles or small plants, but also in vignettes as a backdrop.

 

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Well, what do you think?? Are you going to make some tiles this summer?? I am planning to make some more for sure! Thank you for stopping by today, wishing you a great Monday,

 

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Haley
    03/07/2018 at 22:40

    This is such a fantastic idea! They turned out beautifully!! I would love to have you join Our Inspired Collection Link Party Tues-Fri!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      06/07/2018 at 10:43

      Thanks so much Haley!

  • Reply
    Mary
    27/06/2018 at 15:26

    Katrin these are little works of art! They are better this way because they have that handcrafted look. I could definitely see using them as coasters.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      30/06/2018 at 21:15

      Thanks friend, yes, coasters are always a good thing to have!

  • Reply
    Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
    26/06/2018 at 09:55

    AWESOME!!!! I love these tiles! They are soooo beautiful! Making them seems not to be easy (I’ll most probably never make some myself) though! But they are oh so lovely!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      30/06/2018 at 21:14

      Thanks so much Marjan!! They were easy, really really easy! If you are able to crochet all those lovely pieces you do, you will make these with your eyes closed!!

  • Reply
    Marie
    25/06/2018 at 16:59

    A super cute idea, Katrin and I love the idea of the design being hand-drawn rather than stenciled. Would make lovely sentimental gifts!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      30/06/2018 at 21:12

      Thanks so much Marie, they would make cute gifts for sure!!

  • Reply
    Claire
    25/06/2018 at 12:26

    Great idea, for making the tiles you want. I think your tiles would look great as planters.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      30/06/2018 at 21:11

      Thanks Claire, I have to make some more and try out your planters for sure!!

  • Reply
    Julia @ Vintage with Laces
    25/06/2018 at 11:41

    What a fabulous idea, Katrin! The tiles are just awesome! I love your hand painted designs and the faded look.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      30/06/2018 at 21:11

      Thank you so much sweet Julia!!

  • Reply
    Michelle Leslie
    25/06/2018 at 11:28

    Brilliant Katrin, just brilliant. Love this idea so very much and how easy they are to make too. Did you seal the tiles with anything afterwards?

    • Reply
      Katrin
      30/06/2018 at 21:10

      Aw Michelle, Thank you!! They are really easy and with your skills, I can only imagine what you’d come up with!! I did not seal them, that would probably be a good idea though if you wanted to use them as coasters for drinks…

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