Want to show your love for beautiful china like the Royal Worcester Petite Fleur or Royal Crown Derby Kedleston places around your house besides the dining room table? Here is a great DIY project to turn broken china into a stunning mirror mosaic art piece. This beautiful projects will leave your friends asking, “Where did you get that beautiful piece?”
What you’ll need:
- Broken pieces of china
- Heavy-duty craft glue
- Framed mirror
- Protective goggles or glasses
- Tile cutters and nippers
- Particle mask (especially if you have breathing ailments)
- Wooden craft sticks
- Rubber gloves
- Large sponge
Now let’s get started.
First: Use your tile nippers to break apart your china pieces so that you have two different sizes. You will want large sections of curved plate borders as well as smaller pieces from various parts of the china pieces. With heavy-duty craft glue attach the large sections to the perimeter of the frame to make a scalloped edge. Take you smaller pieces and fill in the remaining area.
Second: Mix grout according to package directions; with a wooden stick spread the grout evenly over the mosaic. Put on gloves and use your fingertips to press the grout into crevices. Making sure to fully cover your creation.
Third: Wipe away all extra grout with your damp sponge, careful not to wipe away the grout from the crevices. Now use a dry rag for any additional leftover grout. Allow the grout dry overnight.
Fourth: One the grout is dry take the frame outside and use a spray to apply the grout sealant. The sealant will help protect the grout and keep the piece looking like new. Wipe away excess sealant with a damp sponge immediately. Let dry for one day in a well-ventilated spot.
What a wonderful way to enjoy beautiful china like the Lenox Tuxedo in your entryway, family room or office. Happy creating.