Mosaic Garden Edging

This custom mosaic edging will liven up the garden.

Project by Judy Sell from Stillwater, Minn.,



Materials and Tools:

tile nipper
tile scorer
cake decorating bag for adhesive
poured cement garden edging
tile adhesive (thinset for the outdoors)
assorted tiles and household dishes
craft glass droplets
terracotta colored sanded grout
grout sealer


1. Purchase poured cement garden edging from a home improvement store.

2. Mix up the outdoor tile adhesive according to package instructions. It comes in two parts, liquid and powder.

3. Break tiles and dishes into manageable pieces. Plan a pattern.

4. Spread a thick coat of adhesive onto the exposed section of the garden edging.

5. Push the tiles and glass craft droplets into the tile adhesive, leaving room for the grout.

6. Let dry three days.

7. Mix sanded grout according to the directions on the package.

8. Push the sanded grout into to spaces between the tiles. Apply a thin coat of sanded grout to cover original cement edging.

9. Wipe off any grout on the tiles. Let grout dry three days.

10. Seal with grout sealer.

Next Up

Install Decorative Edging

Easy half-day project: keep the grass out of a planting bed and make mowing around it a breeze.

Edging Around Raised Beds

Raised beds are a great way to separate your garden from your lawn. To make mowing around them easier, an edge made of spare brick provides a visually appealing border.

How to Install Landscape Edging

Installing landscape edging can be easy if you follow the directions.

How to Replace Moldy Grout

Step-by-step instructions for laying in a new coat without disturbing the tile.

Beachy Mosaic Seashell Box

Small pieces of shells can be used to make beautiful mosaics that'll help you remember your trip to the beach all year long.

How to Build a Mosaic Light Box

Construct a wood box and cut mosaic pieces to create this Cow Jumping Over the Moon light.

How to Make a Mosaic Pet Feeder Table

Make an elevated pet feeder table for your dog using MDF and a simple mosaic design.

How to Make a Mosaic Seahorse Birdbath

Form glass tiles into a seahorse shape to create this colorful birdbath.

How to Make Glass Mosaic Inlay Tile

Arrange your own mosaic tile pattern and top it off with concrete for a colorful glass mosaic tile.

Hold On, Glitter Grout Exists and We're Obsessed

All that glitters is grout, apparently.

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.