Mosaic Tile Garden Art

terracotta pot crafts
Sealed, loved and lost. Que sera sera.

It’s best to create mosaic tile garden art with a concrete base and not terracotta.  Even if you seal the outside of a terracotta pot, with a waterproof sealer, moisture eventually seeps in causing the pieces to fall off while the terracotta pot turns to dust. It’s not a pretty picture…. and if you live with snow and ice, it’s probably a really good idea to store mosaic tile garden art for the winter.

If you can’t find concrete pots … click here to learn how to make your own concrete planters

  • Mosaic Tile Garden Art – Pots
  • Patience is the key, when you’re tiling a pot, it’s on a curve … chillax. Slow and steady wins the race.
  • Thinset is the adhesive of choice and is easily found in most, if not all, home improvement and tile stores. Read and follow the directions on the bag or box or … talk to a human in the department for their expertise on Thinset and Grout or again … you could just read the directions on the package.
  • If the pieces you’re gluing to the pot won’t lay flat, and that’s what you want them to do, cut the pieces smaller until they do.
  • Let the Thinset dry for a minimum of 24+ hours, before grouting.
  • Choose a sanded grout color, read and follow the directions on the grout bag or box and mix to an oatmeal consistency.
  • Grout on. Grout off. Grout off. Grout off … until the grout lines are smooth and the pieces are clean and shiny.  Continue to buff the piece with a soft cloth, as needed.
  • Once the grout is dry (minimum 24 hours) Seal the grout with grout sealer that can be found at home improvement and tile stores.
  • To extend the life of mosaic tile garden art  … reseal with a waterproof sealer, at the beginning of each season.

Totem Pole

 

garden-mosaic

 

box of tile tools © mara lee
box of tile tools © mara lee

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Things I’ve Stopped to Glue

Part 1 – Glass on Glass Window Gallery

Well Done

Reflecting on 2018 and found myself thinking about all of the things that I said I was gonna get done and didn’t. But …  since I don’t make resolutions the woulda, coulda, shoulda side of the whole guilt trip thing is pretty much mute.

Besides, I made thousands of great decisions, sorta kept to one list, sold a ton of stuff,  stayed fairly organized, learned something new everyday and I can still button my old jeans. Well done!

Cheers to a Healthy and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Dogs

 

Letting Go

If you’re a plant person, you’ll understand that letting go of a plant isn’t easy – especially an old one – so after my 16-year-old Ficus was sold I visualized it thriving on the beautiful farm where a couple of childhood dogs supposedly lived. 😉 it’s all good, she’s a plant lady❣️

Ficus-Tree

Happy Holidays.


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So True

“It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks.”  ― Anatole France

“It is good to collect things, but it is better to go on walks.”  Anatole France
Heading West 2018 

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