I’m crazy about mosaics. Have been for as long as I remember. Not a clean mosaic, either. I like them ‘dirty’ – using broken tiles, found objects, discarded junk. In my opinion, there is no limit to the materials that can make a mosaic – it’s more about the coming together of ‘broken pieces’ to make something uniquely whole and beautiful again.

Jag är galen i mosaik. Har så länge jag minns. Inte en ‘ren’ mosaik heller. Jag gillar dem ‘smutsiga’ – med brutet kakel, funna objekt och kastat skräp. Engligt min åsikt finns det ingen gräns för de material som kan göra en mosaik – det handlar met om att med ‘trasiga bitar’ göra något helt unikt, hela och vackra igen.

Above: The button mirror is one of my favorite pieces! It took me hours sorting through buttons at a thrift store to find the most colorful and interesting pieces – but all in all this probably cost me only $5, even the mirror was second hand. Add a hot glue gun and you are ready to go! It’s all about the layers.

Ovan: Knapp-spegeln är en av mina favoriter! Det tog mig timmar att sortera knappar på en secondhandbutik för att hitta de mest färgstarka och intressanta pjäser – men allt som allt kan detta förmodligen kostade mig bara 40kr. Även spegeln var second hand.

Above: One of  my more traditional-style mosaic pieces with broken tiles (quite therapeutic) and an old planter pot. There is a  new color theme from every angle.
Below:  I love this new take on mosaic from Diane at In My Own Style, which uses shopping bags. It even comes with a great tutorial so that you can make your own version. Thanks, Diane, for sharing your creative mind!

Ovan: En av mina mer traditionella mosaikhantverk
Nedan: Jag älskar den här nya synen på mosaik från Diane på In My Own Style som använder shoppingkassar. Den kommer dessutom med en bra beskrivning så att du kan göra din egen version. Tack, Diane, för att du delar med dig av din kreativitet!

Let me know if you would be interested in more mosaic tutorials. I also think it would be fun to see your own version of a mosaic. Think outside the box – and remember – mosaics aren’t just for tiles! Just click on the InLinkz button below and upload your photo and link, and a big thanks in advance for adding a link to this post in your blog.

Låt mig veta om du skulle vara intresserad av mer mosaikbeskrivningar. Jag tycker också det vore kul om du skulle lägga upp din egen version av en mosaik. Tänk utanför boxen – och kom ihåg – mosaik är inte bara för kakel! Klicka på InLinkz knappen nedan och ladda upp din bild och länk och ett stort tack på förhand om du lägger till länken till detta inlägg i din blogg.

Until next time…
Tills nästa gång…

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30 Kommentarer
  1. Blue Velvet Chair
    Blue Velvet Chair says:

    GrammyGeary – Thanks! I'm a big Fan of Amy at 4 Corners as well! Love her style. Glad you found your way here, and hope you visit often for recycled and repurposed inspiration.

  2. Blue Velvet Chair
    Blue Velvet Chair says:

    Hey Anonymous – I used a hot glue gun and added each button by hand. Some of them pop off now and then and you have to be careful with the piece, particularly because it isn't flat – the layered buttons mean that some areas stick out further than others and simple bumps can knock them off. I just hot glue those little puppies back on. Hope that helps – and can't wait to see your finished creation!

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I love your mosaics, thank you for posting them.
    I need some advice, right now I'm working on a large scale Button Mosaic, but I'm having problems with the buttons staying. I have try different glues, but at some point they all seem to fail… any ideas?

  4. WobiSobi
    WobiSobi says:

    Hey girl , yes there is a tutorial just click on the word below the picture it should take you there. Sort it took me so long to reply I was gone all day. Hugs, Anne

  5. Blue Velvet Chair
    Blue Velvet Chair says:

    Thanks to all for your feedback. Next time I will be sure to document and provide a tutorial so you can have a go at it. I have another large pile of buttons for more projects…any ideas?

  6. poindextr
    poindextr says:

    Funny, I was just thinking about a button mosaic earlier today but had never really seen one and wasn't sure how it might look. LOVE yours – the layering give it so much visual appeal! I like your other two pieces too, very creative!


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