Mosaic pots are a great way to add some decoration to your garden. Buying pots that are already decorated is an option, but they are much more expensive. You will also miss out on the opportunity to give your garden pots your own personal touch.
What you need
In order to create a mosaic pot you will need a base. Take a trip to your local garden or craft store and you should be able to locate a selection of clay pots. These usually come in multiple sizes and are pretty inexpensive. Simply pick the size that meets your needs!
Take a look at your clay pot and come up with a design for it. This design could be as simply as horizontal stripes or as difficult as you like. If this is your first mosaic pot you probably don't want to get too carried away. Remember â€“ you can always make another pot later!
Now you need to gather your tile. You can find affordable tiles both online and at your local craft store. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes so spend some time looking around for the right tiles to compliment your design. If you need to cut the tiles to create your design you will also need to purchase a pair of snippers.
Use the adhesive to attach your tiles to the clay pot. Make sure to stick them on good so they don't fall off at a later date! You also want to place your tiles fairly close together. Large gaps between the tiles could lead to cracked grout!
Once your clay pot has been covered with the tiles you will need to grab your grout. Many craft stores have grout that is already prepared and dyed in a variety of colors. All you simply need to do is apply the grout to the surface of your pot. Make sure to smooth it between all of the gaps in your tile.
Follow the directions on your grout. Every type is a little bit different from the next. After the appropriate drying period you can use a wet sponge to polish the grout from the surface of your tiles.
After the grout has set and is finished drying you will need to seal it. Make sure to spray your sealant on both the inside and outside of the pot to protect it from water damage!