Category Archives: Mosaic Tile Projects

35 Pieces and Ball Chain

It only took 35 pieces – of this and that – to create one of my favorite mosaic tile light switch covers.  I used a hard plastic double light switch cover, an antique rhinestone brooch, purple iridescent tile, purple beads, black and white Millefori, a clear glass gem, silver tile and silver ball chain. light switch cover

Glued the brooch and purple iridescent tile border first, then glued the rest and let it dry before gluing the ball chain around the edges.

Mosaic Tile Light Switch Cover Bubbe’s Brooch

After the glue dried, I used a charcoal grout to make it  pop! Chaz loves it!  Me too but …

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Bubbes Brooch – SOLD

I’ve come to terms with the fact that this piece and many others – from my private stash – have to be sold since all of my light switches, walls and floors are already covered. Less is more unless you need a groovy new light switch cover.

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Survivors and Casualties

The mosaic tile mirrors are still wrapped and since there is nowhere to hang them I’m going to pretend that they look exactly as they did when I packed them a year ago.  It is, what it is – at least I took photos. 😉

Lady and the Tramp Mosaic Tile Dog Mirror
Lady and the Tramp – Mosaic Tile Dog Mirror ’08
Mosaic Tile Bird Mirror
Matilda
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Matilda’s Birdland Work in Progress
Matilda’s Birdland
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Matilda’s Birdland
Mosaic Tile Mirror
Matilda’s Birdland

Unfortunately, a mosaic tile pitcher didn’t survive the move but the photos of it did so there’s that.

Mosaic Tile Ideas
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
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It was a good one

“How wonderful! How wonderful! All things are perfect, exactly as they are.” ― Buddha

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DIY Mosaic Tile Light Switch Covers

Custom Switch Plate Cover Creating a mosaic tile switch plate cover @ tilegypsy.com

DIY Light Switch Covers:

  • Start with a HARD plastic light switch cover … found at home improvement and hardware stores. If the plastic is bendy … pass.
  • You can use wood and metal light switch covers too. Makes no never mind. 😉
  • Coat the light switch cover with Weldbond adhesive and let dry. You don’t have to coat the switch plate but … it really helps things stick better.
  • Glue color fast beads and/or tile around the light switch opening with Weldbond.
  • Then glue from the outside in to establish how much room I have left to work with.
  • Continue to glue the rest of your design and let the glue set up for 30 minutes.
  • Then glue color fast beads or ball chain around the outside of the light switch cover. Let dry for a minimum of 24 hours before grouting.
  • Cover delicate items (jewels etc) with painter’s tape.
  • Confident that the light switch cover is completely dry mix sanded grout (color of choice) with a liquid grout additive, instead of water, for more flexibility, to an oatmeal consistency.
  • Put on gloves … Grout On – I know it’s a weird feeling covering it with mud – keep going filling and smoothing all the nooks and crannies – pause – smooth – pause – 😉 and Grout Off with a slightly damp sponge. Rinse and repeat until clean and smooth. Remove tape from delicates and finish gently cleaning and smoothing until shiny and free from grout residue. Let dry overnight. Shine a bit more and gently install.
Custom switchplate covers sold. Custom Mosaic Tile Switch Plate Covers • middle and right piece are sold.

MATERIALS:

  • Switch plate covers of your choice. Plastic, wood or metal
  • Weldbond Adhesive
  • Painters Tape
  • Wheeled Nipper & Sm Hammer
  • Bits and pieces of ceramic tile, china, jewels etc.
  • Foam Brush
  • Painters Tape
  • Wooden Skewer
  • Q Tips
  • Paper Towel
  • Sponge
  • Sm Bucket of Water
  • Disposable container to mix Grout
  • Sanded Grout, Grout Additive and Grout Sealer
  • Longer Screws, if needed
Mosaic Tile Switchplates Private Collection.
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Borders. SOLD
Shalom Mosaic Tile Light Switch Cover
SOLD.

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Gypsy Soul Mosaic Tile Lightswitch Cover
Gypsy Soul

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Golden Mirror Mosaic Tile Light Switch Cover
Mocha SOLD.