Retro Mosaic Ceramic Pot

January 19, 2021

Retro Mosaic Ceramic Pot

The Retro Ceramic Pot Mosaic is a fun project that can be created by people of all experience levels. We have chosen to cut some of the glass stixs, but if you'd prefer not to cut some of the stixs you can also keep them whole. This colourful pot is suitable to be used both indoors and out. At a compact 8mm in height and width, the pot is perfect for holding succulents or smaller plants. These instructions can be adapted to suit any design.

Materials

Or, you can purchase the Retro Ceramic Pot Kit which has everything included.

Steps

1. Cement-based adhesive instructions

  • Mix 400gms of adhesive in approximately 110 mls of water. Add water slowly until you get a porridge-like consistency.
  • Stir well ensuring that powder is fully mixed and no lumps.
  • Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Create a bed of adhesive then place your tiles. Do not allow your adhesive to dry out while you are working if it is a hot day you can place a damp cloth over the adhesive to help prevent this.
  • Allow the adhesive to cure for 24 hours before grouting.

 

 

2. Tiling the Ceramic Pot

The glass stixs have been applied to the pot in rows of 13 on each side, 3 stixs per row. You have the option of keeping the stixs whole or cutting them to break up the pattern. To avoid having gaps on the each side of the pot the tiles have been laid right up to the corner. There is an underside on the stixs, so make sure you lay them right side up.

 

 

3. Cutting the Glass Stixs

It is optional to cut the glass stixs in this project. If you would like to cut these tiles, you can use a pair of Wheeled Nippers. Here are some tutorials to help you if you haven't cut tiles before.

How to use wheeled nippers

How to cut glass tiles

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4. Grouting the pot

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 both indoor and outdoor use and is perfect holding succulents or smaller plants.