I confess – while I love mosaics, I’m a little intimidated to make one myself. Today’s Mini Mosaic Egg looks so do-able though, and a great place to start. While this mosaic tutorial is part of Easter Eggstravaganza week, these Mini Mosaic Eggs can be displayed any time of the year. Here’s how to DIY your own.
To make a Mini Mosaic Egg, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
- 3-1/2” x 4-7/8” egg for the egg displayed on an upside down pot
- 1-7/8” x 2-1/2” egg for the egg displayed inside the pot
- Small craft mosaic tiles: ¼” to ½”:
- About 250 for the larger egg
- Approx. 90 for the smaller egg
- Craft mosaic tile glue
- Mosaic tile grout, terra cotta color
- Terra cotta pot, 2”
- Craft glaze or sealer, glossy
- Tools needed: Paintbrush; rag; plastic knife
To make a Mini Mosaic Egg:
1. Carefully read the instructions for the mosaic glue. Following the instructions, glue tiles to the egg, beginning at the narrow end. Let the adhesive dry.
To display a Mini Mosaic Egg on upside down pot:
1. Glue a row of terra cotta tiles along the bottom edge of the rim of the terra cotta pot. Glue a second row around the top, extending tiles beyond the rim. Let the adhesive dry.
2. Mix grout as directed by product packaging. Grout egg and wipe off excess.
3. Carefully grout the two lines of tiles on the terra cotta pot. Use a knife to fill in the area between the top tiles and the pot. Smooth grout and wipe off excess. Let grout dry.
4. Paint a light and even layer of glaze across the egg and tiles on the pot. Let dry.
5. Turn pot upside down. Glue egg to the center bottom of the pot (now the top).
To display a Mini Mosaic Egg inside a pot:
1. Apply the mosaic glue to the terra cotta pot, leaving the rim bare. Glue the tiles around the pot, except on the rim. Let the adhesive dry.
3. Mix the grout as directed by the instructions on the package. Grout egg and wipe off excess.
4. Carefully grout the tiles on the terra cotta pot. Wipe off excess grout. Let grout dry.
5. Paint a light and even layer of glaze across the egg and tiles on the pot. Let dry.
6. Optional: Glue egg in the pot.
If you’d like more of a challenge, you can try these China Tile Mosaic Eggs.
I’m glad you stopped by today to see the latest installment in the Easter Eggstravaganza. Don’t forget to leave a comment for another chance to win the Eggstravaganza prize package.
Happy Easter egg crafting.