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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square mold [I used a square card box that I cut down ]
chalky finish spray paint in light blue/grey
pencil & rubber
Prepare your plaster of paris according to the package instructions. Fill into your mold. Let dry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,