Garden Mosaics Made From Broken Tiles

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Upgrade your garden by creating mosaics of old broken tiles!

Our pool area needed to be fixed and connected to the patio at the house, so I used old, ugly pavers, a couple of cement blocks and some old broken tiles, and with that I created a new staircase and a pair of flower boxes.

garden mosaics made from broken tiles
This is how it looked before. The steps up tp the pool were falling apart and the soil fell onto the steps.
garden mosaics made from broken tiles
These were the old pavers I used for the base of my mosaics for the path.
garden mosaics made from broken tiles
The first thing I did was to break the old tiles into small pieces. One of the cats joined me in that!
garden mosaics made from broken tiles
Then I used the pieces to make the mosaics on some old pavers. I used regular tile adhesive to glue the tile pieces and after it had dried (24 hours) I used regular tile grout.
garden mosaics made from broken tiles
After that I continued to put tile pieces on two cement blocks which I intend to plant some flowers in.
garden mosaics made from broken tiles
This is what they looked like before the grouting!
garden mosaics made from broken tiles
After that I started with the steps up to the pool. I put bricks on the two first steps and then mosaics on the top step as you can see in the picture. I also made brick walls on the sides to keep the soil away from the steps.
garden mosaics made from broken tiles
The steps ready!
garden mosaics made from broken tiles
After that I continued by starting with the path that would lead to our patio and house by using the mosaic pavers and some pieces of brick. Since this is in South Italy there is no need to worry about winter frost so I only put some sand underneath.
Done!
garden mosaics made from broken tiles
The path is ready!
garden mosaics made from broken tiles
Now, I can walk without shoes from the pool to the house!
garden mosaics made from broken tiles
Done!
garden mosaics made from broken tiles
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  • Virginia ann bowman
    on Dec 17, 2018

    Beautiful!!!! I love it. You did a fantastic job.


    Did you do the flowers "free-hand" or did you have a pattern for the flowers,e tc. that you followed?


    I love the idea of putting the pattern on the concrete bricks and use them for a planter. Looks great!! I love flowers and I really like this.

  • Cindi Eagle
    on Dec 22, 2018

    What to do with an uneven backyard, has a hump in the middle and I don’t have the money to have it fixed?

  • Michelle
    on Dec 24, 2018

    What can I inexpensively cover a large sandy area where I park my vehicle, even if its temporarily

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