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Video: Spice up flower pots with shards of mosaic
Those who are too bored of clay flower pots can spice them up with mosaic shards. Read here what you need and how it works.
Simple flower pots can be decorated with mosaic stones and thus designed individually. You only need mosaic tiles from the trade, some tile adhesive and a lot of creativity.
- patterned plates or special glass mosaic stones (available in craft supplies)
- Hammer, possibly mosaic pliers
- old kitchen towel
- Mosaic adhesive (for example from Rayher Mosaic, or a tile adhesive from the hardware store) and spatula
- Grout and sponge
- rubber gloves
- Clay pot
Step 1: sketch the pattern
Use the pencil to sketch the desired pattern on the flowerpot. It looks particularly refined if you match the motif and color of the mosaic to the later planting. Imagination likes to be sophisticated, but coarse shapes often look more interesting than too fine ones. Purists only decorate the top and bottom of the pot. Individualists rummage at flea markets for individual pieces of old dishes or patterned tiles, because they are ideal for mosaics.
Sketch the desired pattern with a pencil on the flowerpot.
Step 2: prepare mosaic stones
Wrap tiles or plates in an old kitchen towel and smash them with a hammer. Be careful, the fabric may get holes. And please not on a wooden table or on the parquet floor - that will scratch and scar. Check the size of the fragments in between so that the mosaic does not turn out too fine later.
Smash the plates with a hammer.
Tip: If the stones are still too big, you can use tile tongs to bring them to the right size.
If the mosaic stones do not yet correspond to your desired size, you can also break them with a tile plier afterwards.
Step 3: stick on the stones
As soon as the mosaic stones have been brought into the correct shape, you can start gluing them on. To do this, either apply the adhesive individually to the pebbles or directly to the pot and spread with the spatula. Since the glue dries fairly quickly, only decorate small areas according to the pattern.
Now stick the stones in the appropriate pattern on the flowerpot.
Step 4: grouting
The best thing to do is to put on gloves. Then spread the grout generously with the sponge in the spaces between the mosaic and remove any excess mass immediately. You should also apply some grout on the edge between the mosaic and flowerpot and gently wipe it with your finger to create a smooth, harmonious transition. Let it dry, then wipe it off with a wet cloth, then polish with a dry cloth.
Now the joint compound is applied with a sponge, then let the compound dry and the flowerpot is ready.
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