Do you want to put those little bits and pieces of broken glass or tiles to good use? Well, making mosaic crafts is the best way to utilize those seemingly wasted scraps of materials in your garage. Mosaic crafts make use of pieces of glass or tiles put together to create abstract designs. Stained glass mosaics and tiled walls are examples of mosaic crafts you can make in your home. Here are tips on how to make mosaic crafts:
- Prepare the materials needed. You have to decide what type of crafts and design you are going to create. Looking around will help you decide what to make. If you have enough space in your house, you can make a stained glass wall. Just make sure that you prepare the necessary materials needed before doing such craft. Usually, you need pieces of broken tiles, glass, and light bulbs. You also have to prepare materials such as glue, scraps of used newspaper, and other art materials you want to use. If you have pieces of stained glass, you have to break them apart before using them on your mosaic. Wrap the glass in a towel and gently break it using a hammer.
- Starting with the design. Spread the used newspapers in the floor where you will put those bits and pieces. You can lay out those pieces in the newspaper first to further visualize the product of your mosaic craft. Doing so will help you make the stained glass wall, for instance, a lot quicker. On the other hand, if you are that kind of person who designs things along the way, there is no stopping you for you can always create abstract designs out of those materials. One thing good about mosaic crafts is that unplanned or abstract designs can always come out as good looking as planned ones. Just squeeze those creative juices out of you and the results will be marvelous.
- Making your mosaic craft. Place the mosaic glass craft squares into the glue drops, if you are doing small mosaic crafts like jewelries, or to a layer of mosaic tile grout, in the case of a stained glass wall. Using a pair of tweezers, press the squares firmly on top of the glue drop or the tile grout. Start from the center working outward to avoid the other craft squares from being knocked off. Continue this step until you complete your design. When making stained glass wall, see to it that you spread another layer of tile grout to the design to fill in the gaps before finishing the design. Use a moist sponge to wipe off the remaining tile grout from the mosaic craft squares.
- Prepare to be patient. Mosaic crafts take time before you can display them. You have to allow the glue to dry for at least a day and be very careful not to move the craft until it is done.
It is that easy to make mosaic crafts. Just prepare those materials needed, with a sprinkle of your creative juice, a drop of patience, and a spoonful of enthusiasm, you can make your own beautiful mosaic craft you can be proud to display in your house.