Garden Mosaics... A Fun Way To Enhance Your Garden
If you have time, why don’t you try creating your very own unique mosaic birdbaths, stepping stones, benches, and many others. Mosaic kits are widely available in almost all hardware stores so that you will not have a hard time in finishing your artworks.
For the stepping stones, there are lots of designs to choose from. The stones are available in different shapes including hexagon, square, and round.
If you shop around, you can find ready-made mosaic stepping stones but if you want create your own mosaic, you can purchase the kits that come with a glass design, background, mortar, and glue.
Some of the most common designs for the stepping stones are flamingo, sunflowers, bouquet, bluebonnets, frog, rabbit, butterfly, fairy, and birdhouse.
Bird feeders are mostly found in gardens. You can make your bird feeder more attractive by creating a garden mosaic. You can use fused glass and terracotta for the mosaic but you can also use other materials of your choice. For the birdbaths, you can create the mosaic on the bath itself. There are lots of designs that you can choose from like spring flowers, butterflies, angels, bluebonnets, and sunflower. If this is your first time, try to use a simple design. After you’ve finished with your mosaic, the birds will surely be attracted at the colorful mosaic of the bath.
If you have a concrete bench in your garden, you can also use it to create a mosaic art. It’s easy. First, you need to clean the bench surface. After that, you will now decide a theme, a pattern, or an image to sketch on it. Make it simple like a garden house, a bunch of flowers, or any other pattern. Go to your local hardware store and purchase the needed materials to create the mosaic. Choose the colors carefully and the tesserae that you will be using. Since you will be creating the mosaic for the outdoor, get a suitable adhesive to attach the tiles and get a colored grout.
Check if the tiles fit into the details of the drawing or image. You can use a tile nipper to cut the tiles into smaller pieces. Always observe safety by using gloves and goggles. Place the tiles on the design and attach the tiles one after the other. It would be best to divide the bench into sections. Apply the adhesive by section, and then attach the tiles.
Leave the tiles to dry for a day or two. Mix the grout and spread it on the spaces between the tiles. Clean the surface with a damp cloth or sponge to get rid of excess grout. Leave the mosaic to cure for a couple of days. Soon you will have a mosaic bench.
Aside from the bench, you can also create mosaics on terracotta pots. You can create the mosaic on one part of the pot or you can do it all over the pot. Mosaic pots are also available for sale but you can save a lot of money by creating your own mosaic pots. The procedure is just the same as the bench mosaic.
You can bring mosaics to the outdoors. If you have a garden, turn it into a garden mosaic. Just be creative and bring out the artist in you.
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