How to Mosaic a Flower Pot

It’s “how to” Tuesday so if you’re looking for information on how to paint, sculpt,  draw, create any type of art, or learn a new technique, you’ve come to the right place!

Since summer’s right around the corner, I thought I’d make some mosaic flower pots for my garden.  Sounds like a fun and easy project so I thought I’d share the basic steps.


1.  Purchase a large terra-cotta flower pot.

2.  Collect mosaic items.  You can use ceramic tile, old plates, jewelry, beads, etc.  If mosaic pieces are large, break them into smaller pieces  by gently hammering them.

3.  Put some tile adhesive on each piece of mosaic you’d like to use arranging them in your desired pattern and pressing them onto the pot.  Let it dry for a day.

4.  Mix grout and spread it between the mosaic pieces.  Wipe excess grout with a damp sponge.  Let dry overnight.

5.  Once grout is completely dry and set, apply sealer and you’re ready to plant when the sealer is dry.

You can mosaic lots of stuff.  The Children’s Committee at Community Arts Center made a mosaic solar fountain last year.  I hope my pots look just as nice!

Mosaic fountain by CAC's Children's Committee.

Mosaic fountain by CAC’s Children’s Committee.

Have any great mosaic tips?  Tell us about them.


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