I like having a cluster of these planters, each covered with a different mosaic material.


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You will need:



terra cotta pot and dish



mosaic material (such as smooth



river stones or broken pottery pieces)



silicone adhesive/sealant



ready-mixed grout



gloves



putty knife


  1. Attach mosaic material (such as smooth river stones or broken pottery pieces) to terra cotta pot in desired pattern, affixing each piece to the pot with silicone.
  2. Once the mosaic is complete, allow the silicone to set for at least 24 hours.
  3. When set, use a putty knife to apply the pre-mixed grout, filling in the spaces between the mosaic material. Use a gloved hand to smooth, distribute, and remove any extra of the grout.
  4. Once the grout has set, lightly wipe pot down with a damp sponge to remove grout film from the mosaic pieces.
  5. Allow grout to dry completely (a few days) before planting the pot.

TIP:

Photography by Colin Cooke, Crafts by Jim Noonan

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