Homemade Emma Bridgewater Tiles

Today im going to run through how I made the tiles for our feature fireplace in our Bathroom, its really easy and so much fun! If any of you lovely lot decide to give it a go id love to see your creations, tag me via my Instagram

So here goes, above is the finished fireplace, it has stood up to cleaning products, moisture from the bathroom and they still look as good as the day I made them. Please note: this is a ‘for show’ fireplace and I would not recommend for real working fires or splash areas like shower cubicles etc.

TutoriaYour going to need

1.Flat white tiles, I bought mine from Topps Tiles for only £0.13 each

2. Mod Podge Matte

3. Napkin of choice, I would go for a good quality three ply ..much less chance of tearing!

4. Nail file

5.Brush

6.Scissors

7. Glass tumbler

8.Clear acrylic spray Lacquer

 Step 1
 Trim your Napkin to size leaving a slight overhang on all sides.

Step 2

Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to your tile, place your napkin on top, smooth it down gently with your hands then get your glass tumbler and roll it from the centre outwards smoothing any wrinkles away.

Step 3

Make sure the Mod Podge glue has dried completely.

Using your nail file gently run it downwards on the top edge of your tile separating the overhang from the tile.

You should end up with this

Step 4

You have your tile! Now we need to protect it.

I put 2 coats of Mod Podge on mine…now when you do this you might see the napkin start to wrinkle a little, dont worry-when the Mod Podge drys it will tighten up *make sure you allow the first coat to dry completely before applying the 2nd*

Step 5

The final step is to apply the Acrylic Lacquer spray, firstly check the tile is completely dry. Find a well ventilated area or preferably do it outside. I applied 2 coats of spray leaving 20 minutes before the 2nd coat.

And your done! youve made your very own homemade tile.

I used regular tile adhesive and grout when fitting, however when you do grout make sure to wipe off immediately any excess grout that sticks to the tile.

Happy Crafting !

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