Mosaic Garden Edging

This custom mosaic edging will liven up the garden.

Project by Judy Sell from Stillwater, Minn., www.judysell.com

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Materials and Tools:

hammer
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

Steps:

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.

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