These Mini Mosaic Pots are the perfect Christmas present; bright, fun, easy to make and truly unique. Absolutely no cutting of tiles is required to make these beautiful pots, making them perfect for everyone to make.
How to Make A Mini Mosaic Pot
- Cement Pot
- Adhesive - Weldbond adhesive
- A selection of tiles
- Ceramic Petals - 2 packets is plenty
- Mini Glass Gems - Just a few for the centre of the flower. Try using different finishes (i.e. iridised, transparent, gloss), for variation
- Glass Dots - 1 packet
- Grout - Black & White have been used in these projects.
These pots are water resistant not waterproof due to the adhesive used. If you wish to make them waterproof than we recommend using a cement based adhesive rather than Weldbond. Being water resistant means that are suitable for indoor use or areas not subject to water.
These pots are also available in a Mosaic Kit.
1. Seal Your Pot
Prior to commencing, seal your cement really well. A mixture of Weldbond adhesive (or a clear drying adhesive) and water can be used as a sealer in a ratio of 1 part Weldbond to 5 parts water, apply multiple coats allowing each coat to dry thoroughly.
2. Laying the tiles
This design is simply yet very effective. The Ceramic Petals are used to create the flower shape, with a glass gem in the middle. Glass dots are used as a decorative embellishment along the bottom of the pot.
Your adhesive can be applied either directly to coasters themselves or painted individually onto the back of the tiles. By far the quickest method is to paint the adhesive onto the coaster base. When using this method apply to small sections at a time to avoid the adhesive drying out. Allow the adhesive to dry for 24 hours before applying the grout.
3. Grouting time
Wearing gloves when grouting as grout will dry your hands out. Mix a small amount of powdered grout with water unit it becomes a porridge like consistency. Once mixed, place a small amount of grout onto your tiles and rub it into the gaps between the tiles. Once you have covered the entire mosaic, scrap 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 and excess grout.