How to Create a Unique Garden Eye Yard Art
Creating unique home and garden decor from recycled unwanted junk is such a great way to help the environment so when I had a sort out found lots of odd mosaic tiles left over from other projects I knew just the project! I had a plain piece of slate with a rope hanger on which could be easily designed onto with glass tiles.
I play around with shapes and ideas for a design.
I pencil draw a shape and begin to think of an eye !
Choosing the coloured glass shape for centre I cut with tile. Uppers some yellow glass to fit. Then use PVA glue to stick it down centrally.
I begin placing the mosaic tiles around the centre to make a colourful eye design. Spacing tiles well and evenly.
When it’s finished I leave to dry before grouting with blue mix grout by adding acrylic paint to white powdery grout.
I spread the grout into all the cracks and gaps and smooth over then it’s time to wipe off all the excess grout with a damp cloth. It is a slow process but very rewarding seeing your design come to life as you scrape away the grout from the tiles.
Enjoyed the project?
- Slate with rope hanger (Amazon)
- Coloured Mosaic tiles 10mm (Amazon)
- PVA glue (Amazon)
- Powdered grout for outdoors (Amazon)
- Acrylic paint (Amazon)
Join the conversation
Cumbriacrafts with louise on Aug 05, 2021
Looks lovely. Thanks for sharing
Susan Goode on Aug 05, 2021
So glad you like 😁
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?