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Fri, Feb 24, 2023

Cherry Blossom Mosaic Tealight

cherry blossom mosaic  tealight

 

Mosaic Tea Light Holders are a fantastic project; they are quick to make, inexpensive, and unique. They also make lovely handmade gifts.

 

There are four easy steps to make this tealight

 

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Step 1 - Choosing Your Materials

 

Your imagination only limits the choice of materials.

 

To create the 'Cherry Blossom Tealight,' we have used the following products:

 

Choosing a theme or colour scheme will give you some direction with your design before proceeding.

 

Step 2: Sourcing Your Materials

 

 

Step 3: Adhering Your Tiles & Materials

 

A tacky adhesive (e.g. Cement Based Adhesive or liquid nails) will hold your tiles and materials while the adhesive dries. A liquid adhesive like Weldbond will make it harder for your pieces to stay in place while the adhesive dries (particularly on curved areas).

 

Step 4: Grouting

 

When grouting, always wear gloves, as the grout will dry your hands out.

 

Mix a small amount of powdered grout with water until it becomes a porridge-like consistency. Once mixed, place a small amount of grout onto your tiles and rub it into the gaps between them. Once you have covered the entire mosaic, scrape off the excess and allow it to dry.

 

Wait until the grout has started to dry (the grout will become dull), and carefully clear off the excess grout with a sponge. Leave it for 24 hours, then give it a final buff-up to remove excess grout.

 

TIPS FOR THIS PROJECT

 

  • Leave a space of 2-3mm around the rim of the tea light holder for grout; this will allow you to grout the edges of the tiles.
  • Place the larger tiles on the flat sections of the base and the smaller tiles on the rounded areas. This technique will allow you to follow the shape without requiring too much tile cutting.

 

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