How To Make a Mosaic Garden Pot

7 Materials
$25
4 Hours
Medium

I have been collecting old china plates and teacups for years. The best place to find old plates is at a thrift store or flea market. Look for plates that have flowers and patterns on them. Flat china plates are the best to break to use for mosaic projects.

Step 1 :

Break China:

To break the china place them in a plastic bag and put that inside a burlap bag. With a hammer you bang away. Remove the cracked pieces. You can use a tile pliers to break pieces that are still too big.

Step 2:

Design your pattern on the garden pot:

To create mosaic tile patterns pick the pieces that are close to the same size but in different shapes. Epoxy glue all the pieces on the garden pot. Make sure its dried before applying grout.

Step 3:

Applying Grout:

Take 3 cups of grout. Mix 1 cup of water into the grout. The consistency should look like thick mud. Cover the entire pot with the grout filling all the crevices. Let sit for 20 minutes. Take a sponge and take off any excessive grout until it’s all smooth. Clean the tiles until shiny. Let dry overnight. Make sure the garden pot is totally dried before sealing which is the next step.

Step 4:

Sealing:

Let the grout dry for 24 hours. Seal the surface of the tiles and grout with a grout sealer which you can purchase at any hardware store. Use a clean brush to apply the sealer. Let dry for a few hours. Now you can plant.

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1 question
  • Cindy Rubin
    on Apr 6, 2019

    Would this still work if you took the time to put the grout ONLY in between the mosaic pieces? (So the tiles would show better)

    • Diane Horn DeMontalvo
      on May 25, 2019

      When I do any mosaic work (depending on the look you want), I put my pieces closer together. She wanted a softer white look. I usually want a brighter look. All makes a great finish.

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