How to Make a Mosaic Flower Pot

A mosaic flower pot is something that you can create to add some much needed spice to your garden or home. It can be used as a centerpiece, a filler in the garden, or just about anywhere that you wish to place plants in your house. Some might think it is very hard to create, but in fact, creating a mosaic flower pot is one of the easier things to do.

Things Required:

- Clay Pot
- Tiles
- Decorative items
- Mortar and Grout
- Hammer
- Gloves

Instructions

  • 1

    The first thing you want to do is to get your hands on a clay pot. Once you get this clay pot, you want to go on and wash it inside and outside. Allow the pot to dry out in the sun before you do anything to it. Remember to ensure that all the moisture has been removed and that the pot is nice and clean before you use it.

  • 2

    You now need to get some tile. When choosing a tile to create your mosaic, make sure you select one which is sturdy, has decent colours on it and can be broken down into smaller pieces. It always helps to visualise how that tile would look like on the pot.

  • 3

    Lay the tile down on a flat surface, preferable with a towel on the surface. Now start tapping on the tile with a hammer until it starts to break into smaller pieces. Remember that you aren’t trying to smash the tile but instead you are trying to break it up into smaller pieces and nothing else. Try to keep the tile pieces medium sized to make them more manageable.

  • 4

    Now you need to prepare the mortar, so that you can use it to stick the tiles to the flower pot.

  • 5

    Spread a thin layer of mortar onto the backs of each of the tile pieces and then start to stick them to the flower pot. You may follow a specific pattern, or you could do this at random.

  • 6

    Now use grout to fill in the spaces that are left empty. You can mix things up by adding acrylic to the grout before you mix it, so that it looks colourful on the pot, as opposed to looking its normal dull grey self once you apply it.

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