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This is a great, easy step by step to create a beautiful mosaic for your garden, brighten up your garden with this beautiful mosaic plant stand. There are so many great mosaic ideas if we just let our creativity flow!
Follow our easy step by step instructions to see how to make your own mosaic plant stand!
Many people only seem to hang mosaics up in their house or on a wall, for some new mosaic ideas, why not create a functional mosaic that you can use, such as this mosaic plant stand. Read through all the instructions first before starting this mosaic craft project, and make sure that you have all the required materials at hand for this mosaic idea.
Making this lovely plant stand will be very quick and quite simple to do. You should start by gathering all of your required tools and materials on a large working surface.
If you are working on a glass tray, you can very easily place the mosaic design (print out) underneath it, which will make your job much easier when following the pattern. Of course, if you are confident in your abilities to 'free flow' your pattern and have some great mosaic ideas, you are welcome to do so, it is simply the spacing of your mosaic design that may be an issue, depending on the size of your mosaic tiles.
Take your silicone, which should be loaded into your silicone gun. Squeeze a line of your mosaic design out onto the glass tray, with the silicone. The best way to go about this, is to complete one continuous line at a time. You want to ensure that the silicone does not go 'rubbery' before you have a chance to stick the tiles down.
Only squeeze as much silicone as you can cover with mosaic tiles before going rubbery. By 'rubbery' we mean that a dry film has developed. Silicone does take quite some time to dry properly.
Once you have a line of silicone, stick the mosaic tiles down on the mosaic design, pressing firmly into the silicone.
Continue to develop your mosaic design, first by squeezing a line of silicone, and then sticking your mosaic tiles down accordingly.
Keep going until you have covered the surface of your tray following the mosaic design. If your board or tray has a thick, fat edge, you could also mosaic the edges of the tray, if you so wished.
With all the mosaic tiles in place, we suggest leaving the piece to dry properly before grouting. It is a good idea to leave this overnight, so that the silicone can properly cure.
Once the silicone glue is dry, it is time to mix the grout. Place the grout into your mixing tub. Grout goes from being too thick to being too runny very quickly, so rather work with a little extra care and add a little water to the grout bit by bit, mixing each time to see if you have reached the right consistency.
The right consistency for mosaic tile grout is that of a thin toothpaste, or mayonnaise. Make sure you have crushed any lumps and scraped the sides of the container.
Apply the grout using your ice cream stick, to your mosaic plant stand. With a firm sponge, spread the grout ensuring that you force the grout into all crevices and cracks between the tiles. Also try and cover the edges of the board or tray. Lightly wipe away excess grout with your sponge and leave overnight to dry.
Once your grout is completely dry, use a dry cloth, sponge or old towel to rub the surface of the tiles and buff your mosaic plant stand to a brilliant, shiny finish.
Your mosaic plant stand is now complete and ready to be used in the garden, a lovely, colourful work of art and a great mosaic idea you and your plant will enjoy!