Gather your supplies
- Terracotta bowl
- Mosaic glue
- Mosaic glass pebbles
- Superfine white grout
- Mosaic grout additive, waterproofer/sealer
You’ll also need
- Paint stirrer
- Grout squeegee
- Lint-free cloth
Create your design, here flower clusters with a centre and 5 petals in 2 colour combinations, plus infill pebbles in 1 colour and another colour on the rim.
Starting from the centre of the bowl, apply a dab of mosaic glue to the back of each pebble and create the design. Work in sections to the bowl edges, then add pebbles to rim. Allow glue to set overnight.
Use a paint stirrer to mix grout and grout additive until the consistency of toothpaste. Spread grout mix along squeegee.
Spread grout mix over design, working it into all gaps between pebbles with squeegee. Scrape off excess.
Leave grout to dry for 20 minutes, then use a sponge and clean water to wash off excess.
Keep rinsing and wringing the sponge and washing off grout until only a haze remains.
Wait for another 20 minutes, then use a lint-free cloth to buff the grout haze off the mosaic design. Leave bowl for 24 hours before filling with water.
For you to note:
Birdbaths need to be high so drinkers feel safe. To pull it off, insert a narrow pebble-filled Corten steel raised garden bed into a larger one full of flowering plants and top with a mosaic bath. Happy plants, joyous birds!
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