Wednesday, November 10, 2021

How To Make a Flower Mosaic from Broken Dishes

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My finished flower mosaic made from broken dishes.

You can find a the complete tutorial I published on Instructables.com at

Make a Flower Mosaic from Broken Dishes 

I made a pink coneflower mosaic from thrift store dishes and scrap plywood. It cost about $7 and I think that's pretty amazing. Creating this mosaic probably took just as long as a smalti glass mosaic because of the prep time involved with each thrift store dish, but the lower cost and the challenge made it really fun!
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Using a dremel to remove the foot.

I had to remove the foot from each plate to flatten it and have better control of how each piece scored and broke. I did this with a dremel and a diamond wheel.

Once the foot was cut off, I could cut rectangles and squares in different shades of blue!

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Cutting plates into strips.

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The rectangles cut and sorted for the background.

I could even cut out petals and leaves!

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Scoring the flower petal segments.

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The flowers completed and ready for thin-set.




Sharon Warren Glass | sharonwarrenglass | sharonwarrenglass.com | FluttterByButterfly | Sharon Warren Glass Artist

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