DIY Tile Backsplash Ideas

Are you ready to give your backsplash a total makeover and need to know how to tile a new one in your kitchen? You've come to the right place. We have the tips to get you on your way to backsplash bliss. Check out our discussion boards, DIY video tutorials, slideshows, and best and new projects. We can't wait to see your project!

Backsplash Tiling Tips

Get the surface ready

Ensure that the wall is clean, dry and smooth. Fill in any cracks and use sandpaper to get the surface even.

Choose your tiles

Be as creative as you like with your backsplash, either matching the colors of your kitchen or choosing contrasting shades for pop.

Create a test pattern

If you are creating a mosaic, it can be a good idea to lay your tiles out on a kitchen counter to see what the pattern will look like.

Stay safe

Before you do any work in the kitchen, make sure that the power is off. Also, double check that the surface to be tiled is completely dry.

Fix tiles to the wall

Whether your tiles are peel-and-stick or need adhesive, they will set quickly on the wall. So, lay them in small sections at a time.

Top Backsplash Tiling Projects

We have the top backsplash tile DIY ideas and projects all right here.

DIY Backsplash Videos

Need some video tutorials on how to get started tiling your backsplash? Enjoy.

French Antiquity Tile Backsplash on a Home Depot Budget

There's nothing that makes our little heart's sing more than the exquisite depth of beauty that is emulated in authentic vintage Blue Delft tiles. Of course we don't have the budget to acquire such antiquities, so as usual we set our minds to figuring out a way to hack it. Our wheels are always turning when we find something we love that's just not in our budget. One might say the challenge of DIY'ing these high end design features is what we live for, second only to encouraging and empowering others to do the same!

Installing Subway Tile Backsplash

If you love this project, grab your quick start DIY guide & subscribe to our blog!Want to learn how to tile a backsplash in your kitchen?? In this post, we will walk you through the step by step process for how to install subway tile backsplash using tile adhesive! Bonus: there’s a video tutorial too!


We transformed out drab kitchen into a beautiful white kitchen. The cabinets used to be in Oak finish, we painted it bright white to make our kitchen bright and spacious. We also replaced the backsplash to go with the color scheme that we are trying to achieve. It took a lot of work but it's all worth it.

Dollar Store Gem Backsplash

Alicia W's boring bathroom wall needed refreshing. First she bought a bag of Dollar Store Gems. Check out how good her bathroom looks now for just $6!

New Backsplash Tiling Projects

We have tons of new DIY backsplash tile projects to get you started here.