If you’re an enthusiastic traveler and tourist like us, then perhaps you’ve seen historical mosaics in places like Greece or Italy and witnessed their beauty. Even if you haven’t had the luxury of traveling yet, you’ve probably seen pretty mosaic effects in restaurants, museums, or on art pieces. Maybe you’ve even seen faux or DIY mosaic effects before when people have made them in your friend circles or crafting groups! No matter how you were introduced to them, it’s hard not to appreciate the intricate concentration, patience, and careful skill that goes into creating something made from that many pieces and have the final product look well spaced, colour coordinated, and even.
All of that might sound a little bit intimidating when it comes to thinking about making a mosaic piece of your own, but we promised you it’s not actually that hard as long as you’re willing to invest the time and effort in your work. To help you out, we’ve made a list of 15 beautiful inspiration projects and DIY tutorials that will show you how to cut or collect and place the pieces, as well as how to make the mixture that will meld between your pieces and keep the stunning patter you create in place. Check them all out below!
1. Mosaic lady bug garden sculpture
One of the best ways to ensure that the image you’re creating when you make a mosaic piece is to start from scratch, because you can actually engrave some of the pattern into your base structure and us that as a guideline for how you’ll place your pieces. That’s what Useful DIY did here to create these adorable lady bug lawn ornaments that will really give you creative control!
2. Mosaic garden throne
Are you actually already quite experienced in doing your own mosaic pieces and patterns, so now you’re looking for something a little more advanced that will give you a fun challenge and really let you show off your skills when you have visitors? Then you might be ready to tackle this amazing garden “throne” by Dawanda! Besides showing you how they created their pretty swirling mosaic pattern on the surface of the throne, their tutorial also actually walks you through the steps of building the throne’s structure with homemade cement upon the base of a lawn chair.
3. Jack-O-Lantern night light
Garden décor and outdoor, cement based pieces aren’t the only things you can create using mosaic techniques! We absolutely adore the way HGTV created a cute seasonal piece shaped like a little Jack-O-Lantern face. Set this little light out in the hallway in October so your family can find their way to the bathroom in the night or in the window so it shines out for all the neighbourhood kids to enjoy your handiwork.
4. Mosaic CD ornaments
If you ask us, doing mosaic crafts with old CDs is awesome in more than one way. Not only do you get a mosaic motif piece at the end, but it’s extra flashy and fun because it’ll be holographic if you use the mirrored side of the CDs facing outwards. it’s also a great way to upcycle old things you’re not using rather than throwing them away! We love these eye catching little ornaments from DIY Craft Tutorials for all of these reasons and more.