Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pieces of my heart

During my time in Alice, I fell in love with anything mosaic. I figured, "how hard can it be"? 

Mom had a flower pot stand that was perfect. The only thing was that it didn't have a top. I wanted to add tile to it so the top had to be a special material. I had dad cut a circle of hardy backer to fit the top. Once that was done, I went on a search for plates at Goodwill. 

I had to find the perfect plates that would break up into good pieces. It took me a while to discover the best way to break them up. I became very good at breaking and creating the perfect pieces I wanted. Through all of it, I never cut myself.

Once I had enough pieces, I laid them out to make the pattern I wanted. Me and Carrie had a fun little time of gluing them down with all the proper tiling tools (thank you dad!).

When that dried, I was ready to grout. Me and dad mixed it all up and went after it. I'd tiled before so it wasn't too difficult.

I'm super excited with the finished product. Mom uses it for her plants. Sorry for no final picture.

Grandma loved it too so I decided to make her one for mother's day. I had a better plan going in to it the second time. I enjoyed giving it to her. I think I like hers better.

New projects are forming in my head since I've started this blog. I'm excited about what is to come!

1 comment:

  1. i love it! i've never done it, but love mosaics and thought one out of jadeite would be fabulous! you need to do a mosaic tutorial post Aubs! bloggy blog blog. ;)