Mosaic Mushroom

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Mosaic Mushroom

When we moved into our new house, I knew I wanted to create some unique pieces for our garden. I love bright colours and glitter and so I decided that we would have a lot of mosaic pieces to decorate our garden.

Mosaic Mushroom

I’d seen a number of unique ideas on pinterest and so thought I would take the plunge and give creating a mosaic a go. So I got online and ordered myself a few variety packs of glittery mosaics, some mosaic glue and some mosaic grout. I’m sure you could use superglue and normal glue but as I wanted this piece to go into the garden, I wanted to make sure that I got the right kit and that it would be ideal for purpose. The grout and glue were no more expensive than what I could have got in the hardware shop.

Mosaic Mushroom

If you have old pots or tiles, you could break these into pieces and use these as your mosaics to make this a cheaper craft idea.

I started by buying a couple of mushroom garden pieces. These would give me the shape to decorate. You could make these using a mould and cement, but I wondered whether this would make it too heavy. You could use other items to decorate, small animals or pot planters. I chose mushrooms in this case.

If you want a specific pattern, I would suggest cutting out a paper shape the same size as the area you want to decorate and laying this out in advance. I didn’t want a specific pattern so I just randomised my mosaic piece.

Using the mosaic glue, I began sticking the mosaic pieces to the mushroom. I started in the middle and worked out. It was easier to glue a small area (around an eight of the mushroom) and then arrange the mosaics as I went. I separated the mosaics out into a chip and dip platter with different section so it allowed me to easily pick the exact colour and shape of mosaic out without having to root though the packet.

Mosaic Mushroom

I left the glue to dry for 24 hours. Once I was sure the mosaics were stuck permanently, I mixed the grout together. I would suggest using gloves for this part.

Mosaic Mushroom

The grout is simply mixed in a bowl using the right amount of water and grout powder. Follow the instructions on your grout. I then used a spatula to smear the grout into the cracks and around the mosaics. I removed any excess grout off the mushroom. You can leave it just roughly finished as after an hour, you can go over with a damp cloth to remove any residue on the mosaics. That way they will be shiny.

Leave to dry again overnight. This should allow the grout to harden. If you like you could varnish, I haven’t done so. I love the finish as it is. Voila, an easy mosaic mushroom. What do you think?

Mosaic Mushroom

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  1. Tracy Nixon says:

    I love crafts and everthing from sewing to embroidery and felting! One of my goals this year is to start mosaic work and this sounds a great project!

    • Sally Sally says:

      It was so much fun Tracy and quite a stunning effect even if I do say so myself. I'll definitely be making more mosaics again this summer.

  2. I love these mushrooms for the garden! They were really cute on their own, but you turned them into a treasure. I really love the mosaic look, the colors are fun and this would be an unexpected treat in the garden! Great job! Pinning this for my future, I would love to create something similar! Thanks.

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Nikki. I really enjoyed making them and people always comment on them. They are so glittery, they really sparkle in the sunlight.

    • Sally Sally says:

      They were Debbie, I thought it would be very tricky to get them looking good, but it was quite simple. I'd love to mosaic some other items.

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Linda. I thought so too. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Although the glue was pretty stinky! I hope you do get a chance to mosaic something.

  3. Love these and they look so cute too. I've only ever done a mosaic coaster but id love to do a larger project for the garden. Thanks for the idea and tips

    #AnythingGoes

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks. I love them. If you've done a coaster Sarah-Jane, this would definitely be the next project. Either a pattern or a bit random, like mine would work.

  4. The mushrooms are lovely Sally and must look stunning in the garden. I love mosaics, it's so addictive. Good tip about wearing gloves, that the one thing I always forget to do and end up regretting when I lose my finger prints. Thank you so much for sharing at the Sweet Inspiration party.

    • Sally Sally says:

      They do indeed Michelle, they really catch the sunshine. I couldn't agree more, it was lovely to do. I'm itching to try another mosaic project.

  5. Jenny says:

    Well done - these look awesome! Fancy making a couple more for when Tegan gets her summer house?! 😂 X

    • Sally Sally says:

      Thanks Jenny. I'm sure I could rustle up a couple more. Maybe we can make a craft day of it. They are living outside of our playhouse so they would be a perfect addition to any summer house.

    • Sally Sally says:

      Yes I wouldn't say I am the most adept at crafts so the fact they came out this well is pleasing to me. You should definitely mosaic something, it was immensely satisfying.

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