How To Mosaic Techniques & Projects

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What Mosaic Base Should I Use?

What Mosaic Base Should I Use?

August 08, 2022

Mosaics can be applied to most surfaces, including bowling balls and styrofoam forms. This article looks at common mosaic bases, their pros and cons and what adhesives can be used. Ultimately the choice of a mosaic base or substrate is determined by many factors, including the mosaic's intended use, location, type of project, cost and individual choice. 
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Personalised Father's Day Gift

Personalised Father's Day Present

August 01, 2022

Fathers Day is just around the corner if you haven't yet noticed! That means it's time to buckle down on finding a gift for Dad that he'll love. Buying something he needs online is always a great, easy option. If you want to go the extra mile, a personalised Fathers Day present is the ultimate heartfelt touch! Plus, doing a DIY craft is a fun way to get the whole family involved.
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How To Make a Memory Board

How To Make a Memory Board

July 26, 2022

This article takes you through how to create a memory board so that you can make one. Celebrate life's important milestones with a memory board. It might be a wedding, a special birthday, or the birth of your child or grandchild. To make it easy, I've created a kit containing the tiles and supplies you need to make your own.
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Expressions Mosaic Stone

Expressions Mosaic Stone

July 22, 2022

Mosaic stones are a fantastic project; they are quick to make, inexpensive, and unique. They make beautiful paperweights or decorative pieces enjoyed by anyone that receives them. Place them in your garden to add colour and fun, even on cold winter days. Kids love them; beginners adore them. Why not have a group of friends over for a mosaic stone-making party!
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Help in Choosing the Correct Grout Colour

Help in Choosing the Correct Grout Colour

July 14, 2022

Choosing your grout colour is an important decision when making your mosaic. Get it right, and your piece can look amazing. Get it wrong, and you can ruin your piece, wasting your time, creativity and money. This guide contains vital information to help you get your grout colour right.
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DIY Photo Frame

DIY Photo Frame

July 11, 2022

Have you ever wanted to design your tiles? This new project takes you through the four simple steps of creating tiles in your theme and colour scheme. Add images, photos, quotes and words with ease. Using transparent glass tiles, adhere the paper and trim the excess to create your mosaic. Create a personalised piece for yourself or make a treasured gift. The extent to which your project can be personalised is endless.
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How To Make A 3D Flower

How To Make A 3D Flower

July 08, 2022

It seems that we can never get enough flowers in mosaics. However, many flower designs are only two-dimensional, creating a flat layout. The flower design featured in this tutorial is 3D, which brings a mosaic to life by creating height and form.
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Talavera Mexican Tray

Talavera Mexican Tray

July 01, 2022

This project is inspired by Talavera Mexican pottery, with its beautiful rich colours and gorgeous motifs. Created with our exclusive handmade glass tiles, this project can be made by all skill levels. This stunning tray is a colourful feature piece that is deceptively easy to make.
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5 Ways To Make Flowers For Your Mosaic

5 Ways To Make Flowers For Your Mosaic

June 24, 2022

Flowers are one of the most popular motifs in mosaics. You can either make them yourself by cutting glass, ceramic tiles or stained glass, or using various materials to create them. In this article we show you five different flower designs that you can easily incorporate into your mosaics, including our new flower kits. These designs will add colour to your work and help bring your mosaics to life.
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Portuguese Inspired Mosaic Tray

Portuguese Inspired Mosaic Tray

June 17, 2022

There's nothing like some (almost) instant gratification - this gorgeous tray makes excellent use of our Handmade Tiles, and best of all, you can finish it in a weekend! This tray requires no tile cutting and can be made in 4 simple steps, perfect for anyone starting in the craft of mosaics.
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A Simple Mosaic Table Project

A Simple Mosaic Table Project

June 14, 2022

This gorgeous mosaic table is the perfect introduction to mosaic table making. It is an indoor project requiring no tile cutting that can make over a weekend. Once you've mastered this side table, you can turn your hand to more complex designs or tables for outdoor environments. 
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How To Make a Mosaic Garden Pot

How To Make a Mosaic Garden Pot

June 13, 2022

Mosaic Pots are a popular project as you can use them inside and out. This project demonstrates, step by step, the process of making a mosaic pot. It is the perfect beginner's project as no tiles are cut, and the design is simple but effective.
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MEDITERRANEAN MOSAIC COASTERS

MEDITERRANEAN MOSAIC COASTERS

June 10, 2022

These Mediterranean inspired coasters are not only beautiful but functional as well. Your friends will be impressed with the gorgeous tableware you handmade.  This project is the perfect introduction to the craft of mosaics; complete your first project in a few hours with no glass cutting required. In four simple steps, you will have completed this beautiful mosaic. 
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Ceramic Leaves Photo Frame

Ceramic Leaves Photo Frame

June 02, 2022

Create this beautiful mosaic photo frame with ease; it's the perfect beginner's project. Follow our step by step instructions to create your mosaic art.
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Ceramic Leaf Serving Tray

Ceramic Leaf Serving Tray

May 27, 2022

How gorgeous is this serving tray project? You can create this serving tray in just a weekend. It's so simple to make as no cutting of tiles is required; the colours and shape of the ceramic leaves are all that's needed to create this stunning tray. A perfect beginner's project if you want to start making mosaics but aren't ready to cut your tiles.
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Make a Mosaic Stone

Make a Mosaic Stone

April 22, 2022

Mosaic stones are a fantastic project; they are quick to make, inexpensive, and unique. They make beautiful paperweights or decorative pieces that will be enjoyed by anyone that receives them. You can even get a group of people together and have a mosaic stone making party!
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Mosaic Tea Lights

Mosaic Tea Lights

April 22, 2022

Mosaic Tea Light Holders are a fantastic project; they are quick to make, inexpensive, and unique. They also make a lovely handmade gifts.
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What Adhesive is Right for Your Mosaic Project

What Adhesive is Right for Your Mosaic Project

February 10, 2022

Before you begin your mosaic, it is essential to consider what adhesive you will use on your project. Use the wrong adhesive, and you risk your mosaic not lasting as long as it should. The choice of adhesive is affected by several factors; the base you are using, the environment where the mosaic will sit, the materials/tiles you are using and whether the mosaic will be submerged in water.
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How To Make a Mosaic Bowl

How To Make a Mosaic Bowl

January 24, 2022

There is a simple satisfaction in taking an object destined for a landfill and up-cycling it into a beautiful piece of mosaic art. This project walks you through the steps involved in taking an old bowl and up-cycling it through mosaics. This is an excellent beginner's project with the limited cutting of tiles.
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'Enjoy The Little Things' Chalkboard

'Enjoy The Little Things' Chalkboard

April 30, 2021

Chalkboards are more popular than ever! You see them everywhere, from restaurants to weddings and in the home where they are used to jot down shopping lists to leaving little messages of love and inspiration. This project shows you how to make a fun and inexpensive chalkboard that you can customise to your home's decor.
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Mandala Mosaic Pot Kit

Mandala Mosaic Pot Kit

April 23, 2021

Mosaic Pots are a great way to decorate, both inside and outside your home. This colourful little pot would look lovely on a window sill or a side table. All skill levels can make it as not cutting is involved. It would make a lovely present for a treasured friend or family member.
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TIPS & TECHNIQUES TO MAKE THIS MOSAIC

TIPS & TECHNIQUES TO MAKE THIS MOSAIC

March 15, 2021

Mosaics, like this one, are stunning and wonderful to make. We have put together a blog post that shares the tips and techniques used to create this mosaic, to create one for yourself. Learn about design considerations, materials and techniques used. 
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How to Deal With Tiles of Different Thicknesses

How to Deal With Tiles of Different Thicknesses

February 12, 2021

So how do you get an even surface when using tiles of different thicknesses? This is a common question as tiles vary in thickness. There are two techniques you can use to overcome this problem.
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Chinese White & Blue Mirror

Chinese White & Blue Mirror

February 05, 2021

This mosaic mirror is suitable for beginners and as an introduction to the art of mosaics. Some cutting of ceramic tiles is required, so you will need to have strong hands are these tiles are quite dense.
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Looking For a New Project?

Looking For a New Project?

February 05, 2021

This project is an excellent introduction to mosaics for someone looking for a bit more of a challenge. The design is fun, colourful and utilises premium quality tiles, the finished mosaic - Beautiful!
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Vintage Mosaic Serving Tray

Vintage Mosaic Serving Tray

January 29, 2021

This stunning mosaic tray uses our beautiful handmade mosaic tile, printed on-site at The Mosaic Store. Here are the project instructions plus techniques for you to create this mosaic, or if you prefer, you can purchase this mosaic as a kit.
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LEARN HOW TO MAKE THIS MOSAIC CANDLE

LEARN HOW TO MAKE THIS MOSAIC CANDLE

January 15, 2021

Mosaics is a craft that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from children to the elderly. This mosaic candle project is a beautiful mosaic project that can be made by people at of all abilities, it is also a wonderful gift idea.
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Learn How To Make This Mosaic Flower Mirror

Learn How To Make This Mosaic Flower Mirror

September 08, 2020

Mosaics is a craft that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from children to the elderly. This mosaic flower project is a beautiful mosaic project that can be made by people at of all abilities.
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Carnival Mosaic Project

Carnival Mosaic Project

September 08, 2020

Mosaics is a craft that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from children to the elderly. This mosaic project is an easy way to get started in mosaics and a great gift idea as well. It is suitable for beginners, as an introduction to the art of mosaics, as well as people more experienced in this beautiful craft.
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Mix & Match Photo Frame Project

Mix & Match Photo Frame Project

November 05, 2019

This Beautiful Mosaic is created using our exclusive handmade mosaic tile. Here are the project instructions plus techniques for you to create a mosaic in the same style.
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learn how to use ball chain in your mosaic project

How To Use Ball Chain

April 02, 2019

Ball chain (or chain ball) is a great mosaic material. When grouted the line of balls protrude through the grout. It can be used in all kinds of mosaic projects, for outlining shapes, defining segments, creating lines or just adding another element of interest.
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Grout Colourant - A New Way to Colour Grout

Grout Colourant - A New Way to Colour Grout

February 09, 2019

Getting the grout colour you want has always been a struggle as grout manufacturers tend to have a very limited colour pallet. A new option is using powered pigments which we have just added to our range.

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