Some of you may have noticed this large pot peeking out in the corner of one of my photos yesterday, but I decided to wait another day to share this one with you. Why? Well honestly this pot is quite large and covering it in mosaic is quite a project, though well worth it!
A pot like this, depending on your decor, can easily work inside to hold a large palm, or outside in the garden or patio as a stunning accent. So I do encourage you to think big, but first try some of the smaller projects before undertaking this one! One of the differences between this project and the previous ones I've posted is that I've also incorporated pieces of cut ceramic tile: the squares at the top and hthe logn pieces at the bottom were cut with a manual tile cutter, the kind that tile layers use. You can try this, or better yet, buy some small ceramic floor tiles, if it's in your budget!
A manual tile cutter (at least mine) works with thin tiles, but is difficult with any quality (thick and hard) floor tile. The next time I delve into any major mosaic project, I'm planning on investing in a diamond cutter to cut shapes! Okay, this is a bit scary to think about, namely power tools and children around, not to mention my own precious fingers! So we'll see if it ever actually happens!
Important Note: I've had my pot now for 7 years, and it still looks great, though one of the pieces at the base did fall off, so if you use tile adhesive as I did, do the last row at the bottom with silicon. Here's a recent photo of how I've been using the pot for the last year or so!
For detailed instructions regarding making mosaics with broken dishes, and pieces of ceramic floor tile, see the How-To in this post. And as far as collecting supplies for your mosaic, there are always tons of scraps and broken tiles thrown out after any tile flooring job, so keep your eyes open! And when you become a famous mosaic artist please don't forget about little me, and send some photos of your creations!