Mosaics have long been my favorite art. There’s just something so beautiful about pieces that are done in mosaic; from the intricate and unique designs to the colors. I just can’t get enough. So I thought I would share some beautiful mosaic ideas that you can incorporate throughout your home and garden. The great thing about mosaics is you can do them with just about any broken glass – or even CDs and other items.
Whether you want to do a more traditional mosaic with tiles or you have some broken china that you want to put to good use, there are a number of ways that you can dress up old furniture and create new pieces to adorn your home or garden. From beautiful garden chairs to raised flower beds and even a great birdhouse, you’ll find something that you can turn into a beautiful mosaic piece of art and many of these projects use repurposed items. You know how much I love repurposing, especially when it takes broken things and makes them new again. Just check out these amazing ways that you can repurpose broken glass.
When I say that there are multiple things you can do with mosaics, that’s exactly what I mean. There are so many wonderful ideas in here for everything from a mosaic tabletop for the kitchen to one for the outdoor patio, and there’s even a great bedside table project, too. I love redoing tabletops especially and giving them a new look. Just take a look at this colorful table that’s redone using bottle caps. Once you get into the trash to treasure outlook, there’s nothing that you can’t DIY!
So, if you’re looking for a great way to add beautiful mosaics to your home interior or to your garden decorations, this is definitely the project list for you. We’ll look at how to create a beautiful backsplash for the kitchen with broken mason jars and even a wonderful garden ladybug from mosaics. There is definitely going to be a project on this list that wows you and I can’t wait to hear which ones you have tried!
1. Custom Mosaic Address Marker
You can instantly improve the look of your entryway and get a great address marker at the same time with this mosaic project. It’s pretty easy and will definitely improve your curb appeal. You can use tiles, broken dishes, or just about any other glass to create it.
2. DIY Mosaic Tile Backsplash
Turn your kitchen into the most beautiful room in the house when you add this backsplash that is made with the mosaic concept. You can buy tiles in different sizes to create this effect or make your own tiles from broken china and other glassware. I love the mosaic look in the kitchen and this backsplash is definitely worth the effort.
3. Beautiful DIY Mosaic Bedside Table
Imagine turning a chair and some broken glass or tiles into a lovely bedside table. You can do this DIY project in less than a day and it will give you the most unique and most beautiful nightstand imaginable. You can also use glass stones or similar items to make it and it’s a really easy way to get a nice bedside table.
4. Upcycled CD Mosaic Birdbath
Turn those old useless CDs into a great birdbath. You just break down the CDs and then put them together mosaic style to create this lovely birdbath. You don’t even need an existing birdbath to cover. You can make one from a large plate or shallow bowl and something sturdy for the base.
5. Easy DIY Mosaic Birdhouse
Turn broken glass or small tiles into a beautiful house for your feathery friends. You just build the mosaic look over an existing birdhouse, which you can pick up at Walmart or any home improvement store for around $10 or less. Or, if you want to be really crafty, you can build the wooden birdhouse yourself and then add your mosaics.
6. Mosaic Planter Trio
Build a beautiful display for the front porch from some terra cotta pots and broken pieces of glass. You could also use glass stones or small tiles for this project. I love the idea of doing several of these to decorate the porch and give it a great themed look. You can also set them around the house or hang them from the deck.
7. DIY Mosaic Garden Chair
Now this project is a bit complicated and time consuming but oh my goodness, how great is this mosaic garden chair? I love the entire look of this and even though it may take some time to create, it would definitely be worth it to walk outside and see this on your patio. I love the thought of sitting in a mosaic chair in the garden and even having a little mosaic side table to sit my ice tea on.
8. DIY Mosaic Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed
I adore the idea of building this raised garden bed with cinder blocks. Not that I have never built a raised cinder block garden, but I have certainly never decorated it with mosaics. I love this for flower beds or you could even do a small vegetable garden if you want it to be really fancy. Just build your raised bed and then add your mosaic decorations.
9. Upcycled Jar Lid Mosaic Cocktail Coasters
Not only are these cocktail coasters beautiful and really easy to make, they’re made with upcycled jar lids so you get to turn trash to treasure with this one. The mosaic is really easy to do and when it’s finished, you have a set of beautiful coasters that didn’t cost anything – depending of course on what supplies you have on hand. These would make excellent gifts!
10. Adorable Mosaic Lady Bugs
These little lady bugs are really easy to make and would be the perfect decoration for your garden area. You make the entire thing yourself and then add the mosaic for character. I love these and can imagine that you could create all sorts of little garden creatures like frogs and other bugs if you wanted. The lady bugs may just be my favorite, though.
11. DIY Mosaic Garden Gazing Ball
I love gazing balls! Seriously, I would have these things all over my yard if I could. That said, I also really love this DIY version that uses mosaics to create a stunning look and it’s something that is really easy to put together. You can make several small versions of a gazing ball using Christmas ornaments or go larger with a bowling ball or something similar in size.
12. DIY Eggshell Mosaic Picture Frame
This eggshell mosaic picture frame is actually made with eggshells! I love the thought of upcycling eggshells into something so lovely and you don’t need a frame either. You make this with cardboard and then cover it with your colored eggshells. To get the look, you just paint dry eggshells in whatever shades you want with acrylic paint. Once the pain has dried, just crack the shells into small pieces and create your design.
13. Stunning Mosaic Garden Art
Turn all sorts of things into beautiful art for your garden using mosaics. From watering cans to plain bowls or even upcycled tuna cans, you can just cover those items in mosaic and use them to dress up your flower garden. You can use larger items as mosaic planters and create an entire art gallery of your mosaics out on the patio or in the garden.
14. Mason Jar Mosaic Backsplash
Here’s another beautiful backsplash that has been created using the mosaic technique. This one however, is made from broken mason jars, or any old jars that you may have on hand. Talk about turning trash into treasure! This would be so beautiful in the bathroom or you could do it in the kitchen as well. What a wonderful way to upcycle empty food jars and turn them into something spectacular!
15. Mosaic Mason Jar Craft
Turn an ordinary mason jar – or any empty jar for that matter – into a beautiful display for flowers or anything else when you add mosaics. You just use a strong adhesive to glue your mosaic glass pieces onto the jars. When they are dry, they make beautiful candles. Just add a tealight or taper candle, depending on the size of your jar, and you’ll get a nice glow around those mosaic pieces.