Mother’s Day Mosaics

For Mother’s Day, I wanted our little troop to make mosaic garden stones together. So I researched and read and gathered stuff and here’s what we did:

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There are a couple different ways to do it.  Darren voted for the premade stones ($1 ea).

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You can buy the little pretty glass stones for $1-$3 a bag at Walmart or hobby store.  The first step is to lay out a design. We used 12×12 scrapbook paper as a guide.

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After you’ve got your design ready, you slather cement over the top of the stone and decorate.

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This one is mine.

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This one is Adrienne’s

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This one is Dylan’s.-Dylan went abstract.  That’s the beach, sea and sky.  Can you find the fish? And do  you see the starship Enterpise?   That boy makes me smile.

These are all pre-grout.  The cement has to dry before they’re grouted.  Here is mine post-grout:

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For a “1st try”, we’re happy. But next time I would try one or two things a different way.  They didn’t come out as smashingly gorgeous as we’d hoped, or as the googled articles showed them to be.  But then that’s usually the case.  We’ve still got a bag of pretty glass stones and a bunch of ideas.  I’ll keep you posted.

And as for the knitting:

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The baby blanket is finished and has gone to its new home.

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And I finished this doodle.  Doodling has turned out to be such a sweet spot in my world.  No rules.  Doesn’t matter if anybody likes it except me.  And I can doodle when I’m too tired or have too bad of a headache to knit.  Doodles are such happy things!

It’s your day—OWN IT!

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2 Responses to Mother’s Day Mosaics

  1. Amazing. You guys are so creative! Love it. The doodle is beautiful.

  2. Ruth says:

    Very fun! And I totally see both the items in your sons! We’ve done it where u have wet cement that u push stuff into. I think that was how we did it. No grout required.

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