A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can now organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 296,600
Currently Running With Scissors:
646 Guests and 23 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: mosaic window for kitchen  (Read 4601 times)
Tags for this thread: mosaic  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Tristan14831
« on: April 02, 2010 04:16:10 PM »

This is my first attempt at mosaic windows, so I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. That being said, this isn't all that amazing, but it was fun and I learned a ton for the next one!

when I started, I tried to make some kind of pattern, but I quickly ran out of glass globs, so I took a crazy picture and then waited until I had money to buy some more.



Then here it is all filled in with glass globs.



Then I waited another long period of time while I waited to buy grout. and finally grouted everything while my fiance gave himself a grout 'stache.



and here it is at 2 am when I finished everything.



and lastly, me holding it at my new house! I would post pictures of it hanging, but it is in an aluminum frame and my fiance is trying to figure out how to hang it! any suggestions on that are welcome!


THIS ROCKS   Logged

I write about my life, home, and projects at www.upcycleddownriv er.com if you're interested in checking them out!
TheMistressT
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There's not much in this world that can't be improved by either chocolate, bacon or glitter.
Offline Offline

Posts: 4298
Joined: 10-Jun-2007

Dahlin, I'm so glamorous I cry glitter tears.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010 04:30:45 PM »

That's so cheery!  Great job!

Depending on how the corner joins are made, you can choose a strong place to drill holes in the aluminum for attaching wire, little eye bolts (with washers nuts) or some other hanging hardware.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2010 04:57:02 PM by TheMistressT » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Wulf
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2556
Joined: 07-Oct-2009

Smalltacular is bestter.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2010 05:07:57 PM »

The window is great, and you two are darned cute.

Wulf
THIS ROCKS   Logged

vwluvervw
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010 05:55:41 PM »

what if you built a wooden frame to go around it and hung it with eye hooks that way??
Very nice job.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Cealy
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010 06:00:31 PM »

I agree with VWluverVW, a nice solid wood frame around it would most certaily protect it from the aluminum frame stretching and losing such a beautiful piece of work. Knowing how heavy those glass stones are and once you add the mortar-TOO heavy to be hung with just the aluminum frame-sorry!

Not sure if you are carpentry handy if not, your local lumber yard will usually cut your pieces for you for a few dollars.

BTW Beautiful job, even my husband said so! lol
C
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Tristan14831
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2010 06:29:21 PM »

thanks yall! I suggested a wooden frame for him and he's thinking on it lol he's pretty handy so I know it'll get hung up eventually lol I started work on a new one today and I consulted him about whether or not it was going to be easy to hang up, and he was more enthusiastic about it. yay for new projects!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I write about my life, home, and projects at www.upcycleddownriv er.com if you're interested in checking them out!
Amber81
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2010 08:51:54 PM »

I bookmarked this.  It's beautiful and I have the perfect place to put one If I can come up with the cash for all of the little glass pieces. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
FriendlyNeighbourPsycho
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010 11:03:06 PM »

I have no suggestion on how to hang it, but its very beautiful!! You did an amazing job!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
carmenmarie
I like getting crafty
Offline Offline

Posts: 1049
Joined: 08-Sep-2009


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010 11:11:49 PM »

That's so pretty. I would love to hang something like that in my backyard
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Tristan14831
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2010 11:55:09 AM »

I appreciate all the compliments!

Quote
I bookmarked this.  It's beautiful and I have the perfect place to put one If I can come up with the cash for all of the little glass pieces. 

I got all the glass globs at the dollar store and walmart! Those and the amazing goop household glue and grout(and accesories) are basically the only things you need. it's kind of cheap compared to most of the projects I attempt! lol
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I write about my life, home, and projects at www.upcycleddownriv er.com if you're interested in checking them out!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Kendall Jenner Shows Off Calvin Klein Underwear in Instagram Photo
Southern Style Tips: Mixing Black and Navy
Southern Style Tips: Mardi Gras Ball
Tricks to Make High Heels Comfortable
Sarah Bernard Meets Up with Dana Davis of Heavenly Heels
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Fabric and Felt Bird Ornament
Cardboard Tube? Craft Supply!
Spotlight on: Art Dolls

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.