by Donna McGlasson from Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My!
I love creating mosaic pieces. Whether it be plates for birdbaths, french country trays and pitchers, garden signs, picture frames or chickens with stained glass. It comes in many forms and makes beautiful pieces for the house and garden. I have even blown out some of my chicken’s eggs and covered them in stained glass to make an ornament. Here are some the pieces I’ve been working on.
|A plate with “herb” tiles|
|This is a birdbath I made to go in a rusty hanging piece I found at a thrift shop|
|A mosaic egg. I don’t plan to grout this one, I like it as is|
|This is an old garden pitcher I covered and plan to use outside|
|A “Tea Party” tray|
|I was inspired by another sign I saw and came up with this “garden” sign|
|My worktable outside for sealing mosaic pieces
(plywood on a outdoor table frame)
|My herbs sign
I used a crackle finish to get an aged look
|This rooster is not yet grouted
He is modeled after a friend’s rooster
|This is a stained glass gift for a friend who lost her pet rooster|
|Three French Country photo frames|
Mosaic pieces can be made from so many things like broken china, stained glass, tiles, pebbles, rock, marbles and even egg shells. There’s just a magic to taking all those little pieces and making something pretty and useful.