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Creative Kitchen Backsplash DIY Projects

Creative Kitchen Backsplash DIY Projects

The backsplash is a very important element of kitchen decoration. While it is often in the background – as you can easily see from the name itself – the backsplash sets the theme for the room and helps bring all the elements together.

With this in mind – and since you often stare at it while preparing or eating – you need to make sure your backsplash reflects your taste and the overall picture of your kitchen.

Still, you don't have to spend a lot of money to make sure you have the perfect backsplash. It's true that you want the materials to be hygienic, durable, and easy to clean, but that doesn't mean that you have to pay a premium for every aspect.

If you are remodeling your kitchen or just changing the backsplash and need affordable and original ideas, you've come to the right place. Here are some economical and creative backsplash DIY projects for the kitchen.

Rustic peel and stick backsplash

Rustic peel and stick backsplash.

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DIY mason jar mosaic backsplash from broken mason jar pieces

DIY mason jar mosaic backsplash from broken mason jar pieces.

You can always do beautiful projects with stained glass, and decorating the back of the kitchen is no exception to this rule. This particular project is really inexpensive because the pieces of glass come from broken mason jars, although you can't tell from the finished project at all. about Realitydaydream

DIY fish scale tiles

DIY fish scale tiles.

This backsplash with fish scale tiles looks very impressive, but is also incredibly easy and affordable to make. The tiles are indeed molded clay, but they create the perfect illusion once cooked and painted in the right shade. about karapaslaydesigns

Moroccan fish scales in light blue against White Kithchen Bachsplash

Moroccan fish scales in light blue against White Kithchen Bachsplash.

This is another great fish scale project. The beautiful Moroccan fish scales in various light blue tones match the white and pastel theme of the kitchen. about Mercury mosaics

Old CDs for Mosaic Kitchen Backsplash

Old CDs for Mosaic Kitchen Backsplash.

CDs are obviously going out of fashion due to the popularity of streaming services. You should definitely reuse them if they have no sentimental value for you. A good way to do this is to break them up and use the shards to create a really special backsplash. The broken CDs give the background a scale effect as well as some metallic, holographic light reflections that look really great. about Instructables

Color and stencil backsplash tile

Color and stencil backsplash tile.

This is how you make old tiles look brand new. These simple tiles were nice but boring, so they needed a new look. By adding a stencil design in shades of blue and green, this backsplash has been updated in a very special, Mediterranean-inspired way. This project is also so inexpensive that you can easily replicate it in your bathroom. about DIY network

DIY Pressed Tin Kitchen Backsplash

DIY Pressed Tin Kitchen Backsplash.

This kitchen definitely needed a new backsplash, so they got one. This project is again based on an illusion, since the "pressed can" actually consists of lacquered PVC sheets. However, the end result is really nice. about Blesserhouse

DIY stenciled backsplash with some motivational quotes

DIY stenciled backsplash with some motivational quotes.

Inspirational quotes are more of a decorative trend these days, and this backsplash certainly takes advantage of that. The quotes themselves were stenciled in white over a black background to create a backsplash that emulates a blackboard. about snazzylittlethings

DIY glass mosaic tiles backsplash

DIY glass mosaic tiles backsplash.

This graphic DIY backsplash proves that you can easily make professional looking things yourself. The mix of tones really gives the backsplash area character and texture and makes it look pretty striking. about ana-white

DIY Beadboard Kitchen Backsplash

DIY Beadboard Kitchen Backsplash.

A delicate kitchen needs a beautiful and delicate backsplash. This beadboard is exactly what this special kitchen needed. The project itself may require some work, but is fairly simple and inexpensive to complete. The finished backsplash adds a soft texture and complements the surrounding decoration. about Ellaclair inspired

DIY Brick Veneer Backsplash

DIY Brick Veneer Backsplash.

Brick backsplashes are perfect for rustic kitchens like this. However, they are not always easy or inexpensive to install. A veneer is a great option because it achieves the same effect at a lower price and is also easier to install. about remingtonavenue

DIY mosaic tile kitchen backsplash

DIY mosaic tile kitchen backsplash.

Tiles are always the first choice for kitchen back walls and it is not as difficult to install as some might think. This neutral backsplash has some subtle color variations that add texture and highlight it without being overpowering. about Alchemy home

Beautiful stainless steel mosaic tile kitchen backsplash

Beautiful stainless steel mosaic tile kitchen backsplash.

This stainless steel backsplash is definitely bold and unexpected. The steel is quite metallic and reflective, while the actual tile shape is somewhat unusual. In addition to its striking, futuristic appearance, stainless steel is also very hygienic, durable and easy to clean, which makes it a great choice. about fashion handmain

Laminate as a kitchen backsplash

Laminate as a kitchen backsplash.

Here's another great rustic kitchen backsplash that came out of brilliant improvisation. By using the laminate floor, this backsplash is easy and inexpensive to build. The end result is pretty even, but the wood grain makes it interesting. about bowerpowerblog

Shiplap Styled Pallet Wood Kitchen Backslash

Shiplap Styled Pallet Wood Kitchen Backslash.

This backsplash follows the same rustic style as the previous one, but with an obvious twist. The main backsplash is made of light and smooth pallet wood that is affordable, readily available and easy to install. In the lower part of the backsplash, a fun, character-like detail has been added that gives it additional character. about funkyjunkinteriors

Stylish backsplash made of pewter tiles

Stylish backsplash made of pewter tiles.

The detailed metallic backsplash is absolutely great and the good news is that you can make your own easily and economically. The tin tiles are very effective and not very difficult to install. So you can save time and money and at the same time achieve a backsplash that requires attention. about DIY network

DIY mosaic tile backsplash made from recycled skateboard

DIY mosaic tile backsplash made from recycled skateboard.

This project is for those who are very frugal and have a strong love for colors. Recycling old skateboards is a great way to create a unique, colorful backsplash, save money, and avoid clutter in your home. about Hiconsumption

DIY barn wood backsplash

DIY barn wood backsplash.

Barn wood is the perfect choice for almost any rustic-style decoration project that comes to mind. The material is fairly affordable, as you may even be waiting to be reused, and it's undeniable in character. Boards in different colors were used for this backsplash, which give the finished product dimension and character. about Refreshing style

Beautiful damask antique mirror backsplash

Beautiful damask antique mirror backsplash.

This is another fabulous example of a striking, light-reflecting kitchen backsplash. An antique mirror was used here, which was then decorated with a damask print that gives it an elegant vintage look. about Huntandhost

DIY removable backsplash with easy-to-cut wooden tiles

DIY removable backsplash with easy-to-cut wooden tiles.

The marbled backsplash made of dark wood gives the otherwise bright kitchen a lot of character and contrast. The tiles were cut from wood and painted in different shades of blue and red, and then installed so that the backsplash can be easily removed and converted. about Markmontano

Backsplash mosaic tile color

Backsplash mosaic tile color.

You may be surprised, but the colorful and graphic look of this backsplash was actually achieved with a clever painting technique instead of real tiles. The edges are not meant to be perfect and the dimension of real tiles is obviously missing, but the illusion is still pretty good and the colors really give life to the white background. about mobilehomeliving

DIY penny backsplash

DIY penny backsplash.

This shiny copper backsplash is sure to be full of shine and texture. The copper pennies give the project a unique look, but the installation requires a great deal of patience and skill. about little things

DIY Unique Backsplash from Reclaimed Porch Boards

DIY Unique Backsplash from Reclaimed Porch Boards.

Recovered materials are always the best for thrifty, shabby-chic projects. This backsplash of porch boards has a truly unique, rustic look that complements the kitchen well. about Robbrestyle

Painted kitchen backsplash

Painted kitchen backsplash.

This is another project that used a color overlay to breathe new life into a backsplash. Here masking tape was used to create a triangle pattern that was painted in subtle shades of gray to embellish the backsplash. about onekingslane

DIY Faux Painted Brick Backsplash

DIY Faux Painted Brick Backsplash.

This is another case where a wall was created with paint instead of real bricks to save money. This was really well done because the stones look very dimensional and realistic as they should. about remodel

Rustic look fence board backsplash

Rustic look fence board backsplash.

This rustic backsplash is easy to create and install again. The dark, structured fence boards are cut and then installed parallel to each other to create the elegant and modern panels of the backsplash. about Martysmusings

DIY beautiful backsplash with doodads, pearls and bottle caps

DIY beautiful backsplash with doodads, pearls and bottle caps.

The backsplash is a sly dream. It was made with all kinds of materials, from pearls to bottle caps that were carefully glued over the bright, wavy surface. The end result is a beautiful, colorful and dimensional kitchen backsplash. about Markmontano

Penny Tile Backsplash

Penny Tile Backsplash.

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