Make a mosaic for your garden: Here’s how to make a Mosaic Garden Ball

It’s hot, it’s dry, and with a record breaking drought across most of the country, no amount of watering is going to make the garden look good. What might help the garden, however, would be a burst of color from a Mosaic Garden Ball – or two or three. I thought I would share a few ideas this week for DIY Mosaic Garden Balls, starting with a tutorial from Cath at CathGrace.

How to make mosaic garden balls

Mosaic Garden Balls by Cath at CathGrace

As Cath points out, the grout is weather resistant, making these Garden Mosaic Balls well suited to the great outdoors. Cath used E6000 as her adhesive, and because the adhesive contains solvents, it can melt a small portion of the foam. You could also use a low-temp glue gun or ceramic tile adhesive to adhere the mosaic pieces.

What I love about these is that the dark grout makes the pebbles and glass cabochons really stand out. And, I love the fact that Cath made it a family project and had her kids make them, too.

how to make mosaic garden balls with a styrofoam ball

Mosaic Garden Balls by Peggy at DIY Crafty Projects

Don’t be intimidated by this project! Peggy at DIY Craft Projects made her own Garden Mosaic Balls based on Cath’s instructions. How cute are those glass butterflies? Peggy had never worked with grout before and look at how beautiful her garden balls are. And, Peggy shares a very important point – do NOT wash your grout down the sink. It’s a cement product and you’ll never get it out of your drain!

Check out the tutorials from these two talented ladies and be inspired! This week, I’ll have more mosaic inspiration and tutorials for you. Stay tuned.  Lots of ideas and tutorials for making mosaic garden balls using tile, pebbles, broken china, etc. See for the mosaic DIY. Tell me, how does your garden look this summer?

Happy crafting.


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13 Responses to Make a mosaic for your garden: Here’s how to make a Mosaic Garden Ball

  1. shu says:

    To go one step beyond, I found an old bowling ball and a large $1.00 mirror at a garage sale. I covered them both with broken shards of my old china in pinks, purples and blue. They are both in my FR now, I found an old metal stand to hold the ball – both pieces receive many compliments. Both pieces are heavy, be sure they are secured when displaying. Ball would also be great outside. I also covered a birdbath and am currently working on a chiminea. What fun, it’s just like putting together a large 3-D puzzle.

  2. Karen Howard says:

    Hi. I just signed up. I am interested in learning how to make some Mosiac Garden Balls. The ones on this page are beautiful.

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Karen, Thank you so much for following Crafts ‘n Coffee. The photos and text above link to several tutorials, and if you page through the posts for this week, you’ll see a few more ideas. Or, you can use the search box on the right to search for mosaic tutorials. I’m planning another one for later this summer, so please stay tuned. Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. Reblogged this on Three Fates Fiber and commented:
    Definitely on my must try list…

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  5. Peggy says:

    Thanks so much for nice feature of my garden balls. :)

  6. Oh my heck! That is too cool!

  7. Denise Royal says:

    I have done this one. I did this a few years ago and I have four in my garden that have survived great. It is fun and a great way to use up scraps.

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