Thursday, 14 February 2013

Mosaic pots

Jasmine and I have been making mosaic pots for the garden after school this week. We used the following materials from Bunnings hardware store:
  • waterproof teracotta pots
  • Mandala Art mosaic glue paste
  • Mandala Art glass mosaic tiles, and
  • mosaic glass cutting tool. 
For the first pot, we made different patterns for the four different sides of the pot. To begin with Jasmine made a squiggly line with glue and laid a variety of coloured square tiles along the line.


We left the first pot to dry overnight. Jasmine drew a butterfly on another pot with a lead pencil and she began squeezing out the glue and sticking on small square tiles.


I think she did a fabulous job.


We talked about different ideas for decorating pots, inspired by what's in the garden and decided to try making a dragonfly, a green leaf and some autumn leaves. It was a bit tricky for Jasmine to break the tiles. She tried to break a few with my mosiac cutting tool and my sunglasses on to protect her eyes but mostly it was safest and easiest for me to cut the tiles.


Our dragonfly is probably my favourite. 


 And I don't mind our green leaf.


Unfortunately our autumn leaves didn't really work out so we turned them into a band of autumn colours instead.


For the designs we chose, it wasn't necessary to use grout. However, we will soon try a different pot and a new number for our house where we will use grout. I will let you know how this goes.

6 comments:

  1. I agree! Fabulous job! They look great. I also love the mosaic cardboard pieces you can buy. They're great fun for crafty creations.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. They look great. I always thought mosaic would be hard, but you made it look easy. I love the dragonfly and the leaf, well done. A house number mosaic sounds fabulous.

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  3. Yeah I was surprised how, by choosing simple designs, it was actually really easy to do.

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  5. You'll walk by those pots in your garden for many years and cherish the memories of making them with your kiddos :-) Good job Momma!

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  6. So pretty! Great for little helpers!

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