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How to Make a Mosaic

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How to Make a Mosaic

How to Make a Mosaic

Do you want to learn how to make a mosaic? Mosaics are pictures made by arranging small colorful objects (also called tesserae) into fancy designs on top of a base. You set them into grout or another adhesive and then usually apply grout around them to secure them in place. The tesserae used will vary, but some commonly used items are small pieces of colored marble, glass, pottery fragments, or tile. With them, you can make stunning furniture or create abstract pieces of art.

This craft is easy to learn and can be enjoyed by all ages with the proper supervision. It can also be taken to advanced levels. Start out small and with basic supplies and work your way up from there.


  • Mosaic Tools and Supplies
    Start out by browsing through this list of the supplies you need to make mosaics. There are 4 items you usually need to make a mosaic, along with some simple tools.


  • Mosaic How-To
    Read through these directions that explain two different ways to make mosaics and choose which one wors best for you.


  • Mosaic Projects
    Of course, before you try out mosaic techniques, you should figure out what you want to make. Check out these fun projects you can try.


  • Mosaic Patterns
    Explore some online resources that offer free patterns you can download and also patterns you can purchase.


  • Mosaic Crafts Supplies
    Save yourself some gas and buy your crafting supplies online.


I hope you enjoy all of these mosaic tutorials. If you make any of these crafts, make sure you send in a photo to be included in this collection. You can also get your mosaic crafts published. If you want to be one of the first to know when new craft projects are posted, take a few moments to sign up for the Family Crafts Newsletter and you can also chat about mosaics and other crafts with others in the Family Crafts Forum.
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