Mosaic Garden Stump

Mary N
by Mary N
Here is a fun project and a nice side table for your backyard fire pits. I used Mosaic tiles and glass beads from the craft store. It is glued with mosaic tile glue and sealed in grout. The stump was given a coat of polyurethane to seal.
Decorated stump for garden end table.
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  • Skd32824781 Skd32824781 on Mar 31, 2018

    Did you prepare the stump in any way??

  • Julia matthews Julia matthews on Apr 03, 2021

    Did you need to dry the stump

    out first, if so how did you do it? Did the poly urethane do the trick? Do you also Polly over the mosaic?

  • Lynda Lynda on Apr 21, 2021

    I have a large tree trunk/stump and I want to mosaic a dragon on one side of it. I'd like to leave the bark on around the mosaic, so that the dragon looks like it is rising up and out of the trunk. Can I leave the bark on and seal it with polyurethane? Will that work or do I have to remove bark to seal?

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  • Teri Teri on Jan 02, 2015
    Could you tell us what the name of the glue is and if it is water soluble?

    • Mary N Mary N on Jan 03, 2015
      @Teri I used a product called Mosaic Mercantile adhesive. I got it at Hobby Lobby. The Website for the product is It is water soluble. It is a very good adhesive for mosaics and has held up in all type of weather outdoors for two years now.

  • Venia5578 Venia5578 on Apr 14, 2017
    I'm feeling your bling-bling stump. I have a sm. stump in my backyard I was wondering want I could do to jazz it up. Thanks to you problem solved.