Cool Decoupaged Tile Planters

4 Materials
30 Minutes

My site is all about vintage images and fun ways to craft and DIY them in your home. In the past, I've decoupaged tin cans to make a cute wind chime for the garden.

This time I've decoupaged some old tiles and turned them into planters.

My neighbour was having a new kitchen installed and I rescued the tiles from her old splashback to use with this project.

The first thing to do was to decoupage the tiles with some cool vintage images. You can cut and use ones out of magazines etc. I have an amazing collection of Art Nouveau tile prints that you can download and print for free from my blog (link in bio at the end).

Paste the top of the tile with Mod Podge or other decoupage glue.

Then cut out your image and stick it to the top of the tile. Use a screwed up napkin to press out any air bubbles.

When the glue is dry, spay it with a protective varnish. You will need four decoupaged tiles for each planter.

It looks best if you have four different images with each planter too.

Next, you want to glue the four tiles into an empty box. Start with superglue along one edge then stand up a tile.

Then add another tile to another side.

Add the fourth tile to the top.

Next, cut the base off the bottom of a large plastic soda bottle.

Then squeeze the plastic bottle inside the tile planter box.

Then plant them with succulents. These planters are great, as I used a different decoupage tile for each side you just need to turn the planter for a new look.

I've also made decoupaged planters with vintage seed packets and tin cans, which you can see here.

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Claire Armstrong
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  • Eob52193613 Eob52193613 on Aug 29, 2021

    What keeps the water from dripping out of the planter?

  • Dona Dona on Sep 14, 2021

    Very cool way to get started with decoupage! What type of paper is best to print your download onto? And can I use another coat of mod podge instead of spray poly Tia

  • Barb Barb on Sep 25, 2021

    Do these work on an ink jet printer?


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