LEARN HOW TO MAKE THIS MOSAIC CANDLE

January 15, 2021

LEARN HOW TO MAKE THIS MOSAIC CANDLE

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.

Materials

Steps

1. Tiling the Candle Holder

The adhesive can be applied either directly to the candle holder or painted individually onto the tiles' back. By far the quickest method is to apply the adhesive onto the candle holder. When using this method, apply to small sections to avoid the adhesive drying out, and clean up and the excess as you work. A cement-based adhesive is used as the candle holder's surface is rounded, using the cement adhesive holds the tiles in place while it dries.

The flowers have been made with a selection of ceramic petals, but you could also use ceramic teardrops, in the following patterns:

 

Lay the flowers first and then use the crackled glass tiles to fill in the remaining spaces.


When the tiles have been applied, allow the adhesive to cure for 24 hours before applying the grout. Run your hand over the tiles to ensure they are all firmly adhered before grouting. If any are loose, remove them and re-adhere.

 

2. Cutting the Tiles

As the crackled glass tiles are irregular in shape and size, you will fill the spaces with them like a jigsaw piece. This will allow you to complete the mosaic with none or minimal cutting of tiles.


If you would like to cut these tiles, you can use a pair of Wheeled Nippers. If you haven't had experience cutting glass tiles, here are some tutorials to help you:

How to use wheeled nippers

How to cut glass tiles

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3. Grouting the Candle Holder

It is now time to grout the mosaic. If you need help with grouting click here to get detailed instructions.

This project is suitable for indoor use only.