How to Mosaic a Plant Pot With Old China Plates.

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
3 Materials
2 Hours

Plants are so gorgeous and therapeutic to grow and nurture so I feel a lovingly decorated plant pot is just the thing to show them off.

I choose a terracotta small round pot bought from local garden centre.

Terracotta pot

I use some old vintage saucers and plate to make the tiles from as it’s an affordable option and great way to recycle too!

Cutting plates

I cut the ceramic into small pieces using wheeled tile nippers. These are really useful and easy to cut tiles but wear protective eye goggles .

Cut ceramic

I begin gluing tiles along the rim of the pot. Turning the pot upside down to prevent tiles slipping.

Glue tiles on to pot

i carry of building up the layers with a range of the crockery small cut pieces.

Glue tiles on to pot

When all the pot is covered in mosaic tiles and the glue is dry, the pot is ready to be grouted. I use ready mixed grout in black. Place a blob onto the pot and begin working it into the crevices.


When it’s covered it’s time to clean off the excess grout and tidy the pot up ready for the plant.

It’s slowly coming together and I make sure I clean in between the tiles of any build up of excess grout .

Cleaning pot

I’m thrilled with how it turned out !

Plan pot mosaic with ld plates
Mosaic pot from old plate
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  • Susan Sowers Susan Sowers on Jun 11, 2021

    which specific glue did you use - by name

  • Darlene Darlene on Jun 12, 2021

    How well did this hold up once you plant in the pot? I've never had any luck with decorated terracotta pots holding up unless I paint the inside first. Love this idea.

  • Cej22675403 Cej22675403 on Jun 15, 2021

    Love the pot but what is the name of the plant in the top photo? Most unusual and pretty.

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