The Trill of the Hunt

Mosaictileproject

It doesn’t take an enormous amount of material, to complete a personal mosaic tile project. 

Just gather some vintage china, a couple of pounds of tile, or glass, and a few odds and ends.

You’ll need  mosaic tile tools, a base to glue the materials to and the proper adhesive for the job.

Approximate number of tiles needed to cover 1 square foot

  • 225 – 3/4″ Tiles
  • 729 – 3/8″ Tiles
  • 400 – 5/8″ Tiles
  • 144 – 1″ Tiles

Approximate Number of Tiles by the Pound

As tile weight varies by style & color … there may be more or less per bag.

1″ inch Sheet Tile

144 tiles per sheet 12″x12″

3/4″ inch tiles

Approx. 225 tiles to cover 1 square foot

1/2 pound bag = approx. 70 tiles

1 pound bag = approx. 140 tiles

3/8″ inch tiles

Approx. 720 tiles to cover 1 square foot

1/2 pound bag = approx. 300 tiles

1 pound bag = approx. 600 tiles

5/8″ inch tiles

Approx. 400 tile to cover 1 square foot

Vintage China · Gems · Bits & Pieces

Quantity of materials will vary depending on the weight

We Hand Cut Vintage China & Stained Glass • $5 per pound

mosaic tile jug
Just Glue It!

Finishing What I Start

My normal mosaic tile process is selecting the base, gathering the materials, gluing them down, waiting 24 hours and grouting.

Mosaic Tile Form
After 9 months ... pretty sure it's dry.

“Perky Woman”

Glued: Summer of 2010
Grouted: February 3, 2011

I think life is what happened while I was making other plans.  Wonder why I waited so long, she’s beautiful.  Available on our Etsy store.

Tile tip … if  you glue the tile pieces really close together … you don’t have to grout.

Very few materials were needed … just a enormous amount of patience gluing the same color over and over and over again :)

Love the feeling of stepping back and just gazing.

mosaic tile woman
Measures approx 23"x18" • Weight 5 lbs.



Having Fun While We’re Here

If you’re not … you should be.

Going through a bazillion photos … a few favorites.

Oh look … it turned into a little moving billboard;)

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