Mosaic Flower Pots
This is an easy way to create a mosaic flower pot, without having to use tile grout.
By: Andrea Mulder-Slater
Decorating and personalizing your own flower pots is so rewarding and fun. Especially for children.
What You Need:
A small container of drywall compound (when I say drywall compound, I don’t mean Polyfilla (it dries too quickly) I mean wallboard joint compound).
Some glass gems from the dollar store
Beach glass and/or broken dishes. (If you are going to use broken dishes, safely smash them into smaller pieces by placing them in a plastic grocery bag, wrapping them in an old towel and whacking them with a hammer (while wearing safety glasses). If the edges are sharp, sand them down with a medium grit sandpaper.)
Begin by slathering a thick layer of drywall compound onto the pot with a craft stick.
Do this one small section (half the pot at the most) at a time rather than covering the entire surface at once.
This is so easy, kids can do it on their own without much supervision. (Note: You can colour the drywall compound by mixing it with some tempera paint.
Some may be concerned with kids using drywall compound while crafting. However, since you won’t be sanding the compound once dry, no dust will be inhaled and so it is perfectly safe, as long as kids don’t consume the product!
Also remember, when I say drywall compound, I don’t mean Polyfilla (it dries too quickly) I mean wallboard joint compound.)
Then, start sticking the shells, beach glass, gems, etc. into the wet compound.
Continue until the pot is full of decorations.
Let everything dry and that’s all there is to it!