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.
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.
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!