When you think of making a mosaic, sometimes you get stuck on the details. The process behind doing a true mosaic can swamp you. That’s why today I’m going to show you how to do this super simple DIY Garden Pot makeover. It’s a simply spring garden craft that will have a big impact.
First, let me disclose that this project is 4 YEARS in the making. What? Yes. I originally did this project 4 years ago and then my computer crashed and I lost the original “how-to” photos. Last week I was digging around in our family cloud pictures and found them!
But since I loved this project, I still had these DIY terracotta pots so I took new finished project photos and we’re good to go!
So if you’re asking yourself if these will stand the test of time, the answer is yes. You’re looking at the proof.
This project is so easy that it only requires three supplies.
- a clay pot
- E6000 glue
- assorted glass tile pieces
That’s it! But first – let’s have a little word about the glass tile pieces.
Glass mosaic tile pieces can be expensive however a few go a really long way.
Here’s two simple ways to save money on them:
- Use the 40% coupon for craft stores rather than buying from Amazon. You can also wait for a sale on the glass section of the craft store.
- Buy a mosaic stepping stone kit from the kid’s craft area. Many times these are cheaper than buying an assortment of glass mosaic pieces. Plus if you can use a coupon on one of those kits, you’ll hit the money saving jackpot.
For this project I actually used glass pieces that I had used for another project. A few glass pieces goes a really long way.
To make this project, I simply put a dab of glue on a plastic sheet and dipped the back of the square tiles into the glue before applying them. Once they’re on the clay pot, hold them for a minute to make sure they set and won’t slip around.
The smaller pieces will set faster. If you’re using larger pieces, you’ll have to hold each one for longer.
Once you have a boarder or details finished, all you need to do is fill in areas with larger pieces or keep working with small details.
It’s easy! So easy.
Here’s a secret – when I made this I fully intended to grout between the glass tiles to give it a full mosaic look. Maybe one day I actually will but I really like it how it turned out without any grout or mortar.
So for now I’m leaving it.
I like it. A lot.
Plants like them so much that they weep for joy and then lose all their water and die… or at least that’s what I tell myself. Plastic plants are my friend.
That just makes me happy.
So simple. So fun. So easy.
So…so… so… in love with these simple garden crafts.
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