If you are looking for some new ideas for your garden then these ten mosaic projects should satisfy the most ardent DIY enthusiast. Here you will find suggestions for a spiral mosaic path as shown above, a table top and a fountain. There are seven more ideas that can all be created from broken china, colored glass, mirror fragments, stones and shells or similar objects. I came across this list on the Top Inspired website.
Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of coloured glass, stone, or other materials. It is a technique of decorative art. Most mosaics are made of small, flat, roughly square, pieces of stone or glass of different colours, known as tesserae; but some, especially floor mosaics, may also be made of small rounded pieces of stone, and called ?pebble mosaics?. Beautiful garden art pieces are traditionally made of mosaic and ceramic tiles.?Nowadays, by using broken china, art glass, glass jewels, recycled mirror, stones, shells and other found objects, the mosaic artist has the freedom to recycle new or used objects as a way to express their personal expression and accomplishment. Mosaics can be created on practically anything. Don?t ever throw out a broken glass, bowl, or piece of pottery, when you can recycle them into beautiful mosaic crafts. The art & craft of mosaics is only limited by your imagination. Take a look of our selection of top 10 impressive mosaic projects for your garden and unleash your imagination.
1. Mosaic Table Top
Here is an example of impressive mosaic table top. Table top substrates that work well with mosaics are glass, concrete, waterproof or water resistant materials such as backer board or concrete board. Avoid using materials that bend or warp such as particleboard, thin flexible metals, and some plastics, these can over time can cause the grout to crack and the tesserae to come loose. You can make your own pattern or you can use this one.
2. Spiral Rock Mosaic Path
If you?re looking for an outdoor project that?s a bit off the beaten path, a pebble mosaic will give your yard, garden, or walkway a unique and unexpected focal point. This spiral rock mosaic path will make a fabulous addition to your backyard and it?s so easy to recreate yourself!
3. Mosaic Fountain
For this project an old bathtub is used to make a fountain for the garden. Each tile piece was handmade and fired in a kiln. The fountain circulates water from the bathtub, up through a pipe and comes out of a top coffee pot and pours back into the tub.?You can add the plants in there and some fish for the final touch.
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