Renovate old clay pots with a personalized mosaic surface. It is fast and inexperienced.
Try differently colored grout. For example, black grout brings energy to otherwise so subtle shades.
This is how you make mosaic pots
goggles, mosaic scissors suitable for chopping ceramics, pot, wood glue and brush, ceramic containers, tile glue, wooden cocktail sticks, small child or ice cream stick for fixing the fastener, protective gloves for sealing and finishing: respirator, glove, glove, protective , wooden cocktail sticks, old toothbrush, cotton cloth for polishing, (paint).
- First, treat the entire unglazed red pot with wood glue that has been softened with water. Use a large brush to apply the glue. The glazed pot does not need to be primed.
- Chop pieces from suitable containers with mosaic scissors. Always protect your eyes with goggles. Pieces of approximately the same thickness should be used on the same surface. It’s a matter of taste how wide the grout slots leave for work. In the wider slots, not so much precision is required in cutting the pieces.
- Start fixing the mosaic pieces. Apply tile adhesive to the surface of the dry pot over a small area at a time to prevent the adhesive from drying out. Arrange the pieces the way you want. You can remove the excess effervescent adhesive with a cocktail stick.
- Take advantage of the shapes and patterns of the dishes you use. Finish the top edge of the pot with cut pieces cut from the edges of the plates, setting the smooth edge toward the outer edge.
- Allow the work to dry for a few days before seaming. Different colored sealing mortars are sold in hardware stores even in rather small packages with instructions for handling the mortar. Use a respirator when mixing the mortar. Also protect your hands with gloves when you are in contact with the mortar.
- Carefully apply the paste-like mortar to the surface of the pot. See that the mortar goes everywhere in the seam crevices.
- Once most of the mortar has been removed from the surface, use wooden sticks and an old toothbrush for more thorough cleaning. Wipe the surface with a still damp cloth and dry. Extra grout should not be discharged into the sewer as it will clog the piping.
- If desired, finish the pots with mortar-colored paint on the inside.