These Handmade Tiles Are Made with Real Pressed Plants

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Nov 10, 2015
References: etsy & designfaves
These handmade tiles by London-based artist Rachel Dein incorporate actual flowers and plants into their design and creation.

To make the handmade tiles, Dein picks and presses flowers. Then she arranges them into pretty, peaceful designs that make them look like wildflowers growing in a field. Next, she presses them into clay to create molds, and then fills the clay molds with plaster and concrete to create the finished handmade tile. It's a laborious process, but the final product is gorgeous and whimsical.

These handmade tiles would look perfect as a backdrop in a bathroom or kitchen, creating a homey, nature-inspired aesthetic. Available on Etsy, Rachel Dien's designs appeal to modern consumers who prefer unique, one-of-a-kind products. They give home decor an originality that distinguishes it from generic, mass produced furnishings.