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Mosaic Terra Cotta Flower Pots

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I had some chipped dishes and a sparkling juice glass I wanted to recycle. I created a mosaic flower pot with the items. This was my first time creating a mosaic and using grout.

I took the broken dishes and glass bottle, placed them into a plastic bag, and pounded a hammer onto the dishes to created the mosaic pieces. I emptied them onto paper plates.

I coated a terra cotta flower pot with Simple Fix Pre-Mixed Adhesive & Grout.

I placed the broken glass pieces carefully onto the flower pot. I started by using gloves but it became difficult as the gloves were clunky. I decided to carefully lift up the pieces and put them into place.

I let the piece dry over night.

I coated the entire piece with grout using a knife to smear it on like cake frosting.

Using a damp rag, I wiped away the grout off the dishes. I rinsed the rag out if it got too full of the grout mixture.

I let the piece dry for 24 hours to become solid.

I placed some mint in it and set it on a table outside.

I’m thrilled with how it turned out.

I also created another flower pot with the same technique using bottle caps.

For this flower pot, I painted the flower pot with Folk Art Chalkboard Paint.

I then used black E6000 to glue on cut up CD pieces. I let it dry completely and placed it outside.

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16 Comments

  1. Sylvia Brown says:

    Great ideas! Love

  2. These pots are absolutely fantastic! I’d like to invite you to join my Creative Creations Link Up Party on Thursdays.

    1. Thank you so much Michelle and thank you very much for the invite, I’ll be sure to stop by πŸ™‚

  3. Yet another cute DIY that anyone can do – thanks for sharing again at the #TrafficJamLinkyParty

    1. Thank you so much Antionette, I really appreciate it.

    1. Thanks Marilyn, hope you are having a great trip!

    1. Thank you so much for all of the support Marilyn, I truly appreciate it.

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you so very much Marilyn. I’ll see you at the next party πŸ™‚

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