This project is a smashing success, though less drama is better when smashing your plates, and you’ll want to cushion them in a towel first. China Mosaic Garden Balls are a fun way to repurpose old china, whether it’s your own or pieces you found at the flea market or a yard sale. And while I’m calling them China Mosaic Garden Balls, the ones I’m showing today are actually made with foam eggs.
In the Mosaic & Moss Eggs, Kathleen added a few pearly cabochons for added interest and texture. Instead of grout, Kathleen filled the spaces between the broken china pieces with moss. While I love this “been-in-the-garden-for-ages” look, these mossy, mosaic eggs are better displayed indoors than out.
I think a lot of the fun with mosaic projects is in mixing and matching your finds. Here, Kathleen covered her eggs with glass cabochons and added mosaic medallions made with a pretty, pastel floral china pattern. Look closely and you’ll see that Kathleen also tinted the grout she used to create these Glass Gem Mosaic Eggs.
These garden mosaics are all on StyrofoamCrafts.com, so click on thru for the tutorials. And you might also want to check out the CathGrace’s tutorial from yesterday for making DIY Garden Mosaic Balls primarily from found materials, like pebbles and glass pieces.
I really want to try making a china mosaic. Have you ever made one? Do you have any tips to share?