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Sunday, September 14, 2008

More Mosaics

Besides mosaic on silver plate, I've made a lot of bird houses and other things. It's been such a wonderful way to pass the time for me and in the end I have a beautiful piece that I made with my own two hands.
I bought wooden bird houses at Michaels, they're about $5 each, sometimes I used the coupon in their advertisements. A lot of times I used the smaller wood bird houses from WalMart, they're about $3. I really like the smaller ones, because I like to set them on pretty candlesticks and be able to add a beaded ribbon under the bird house that dangles down and is all sparkly . Who doesn't love sparkly?
I found a wooden tissue box cover that I mosaiced in a sunny yellow color, just the right size for a square box of tissues.
It's pretty easy to make one of these projects for yourself. All you need is some broken china, you can buy plates at the thrift stores around here for .29. And a little trinket box with flowers attached to it for about .99. I just use silicone for doors and windows to glue my pieces on, and a big bag of powdered grout that I mix a small amount at a time in an old butter tub. After I'm finished grouting and cleaning, I use a clear acrylic spray to seal it.

1 comment:

Bev said...

Welcome to the world of blogging and posting your creations! I've read your blogs and your crafts are to die for!! I love the bird houses and your mosaics are gorgeous! I also love what you did with the silver plated flatware. I just bought a big bag at an antique store ($10 a little much but I got several different sizes and have no idea what I will do with them!LOL!)

I am sorry to hear about your son, and hope that the joy of his children fill some void for you. I know it's hard. Sending a big hug your way.

Hope the storms don't do too much to distrupt your life. You will need to put a gadget on your site so I can subscribe to you too!

Thanks for finding me and commenting for the CANDY! Can't wait to see what you will post next. I've added you to my fav's!!

Have a great week!