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How to Make a Mosaic Clay Pot Birdbath

Updated on May 15, 2015
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Theresa loves repurposing old things or turning things into other useful items. She loves creating something new from something old.

My Mosaic Birdbath Creation

My Mosaic Birdbath Creation
My Mosaic Birdbath Creation | Source


Approximate Crafting Time: 4 hours plus drying time.



Do you love birdbaths? Do you love making beautiful things? If so, then you will love creating this gorgeous mosaic clay pot birdbath! It is so beautiful and you can make any design you choose.


I have always loved birdbaths and watching the birds play in the water since a young child. I also love anything mosaic. The art is just beautiful to me. When thinking of making this birdbath, I thought how beautiful to make a mosaic one out of clay pots.


Clay Pot and Small Clay Saucer

Clay pot and small saucer
Clay pot and small saucer | Source

Mosaic Authentic Italian Tesserae Tiles

Mosaic Authentic Italian Tesserae Tiles
Mosaic Authentic Italian Tesserae Tiles | Source

Mosaic Glue E6000

Mosaic Glue E6000
Mosaic Glue E6000 | Source

Nippers

Nippers
Nippers | Source

Mosaic Adhesive

Mosaic Adhesive
Mosaic Adhesive | Source

Materials Needed


10” Clay Saucer (1)


5” Clay Saucers (2)


4" Clay Pots (2)


Mosaic Tiles (in desired colors)


Protective Eye Wear


Tile Nipper


Class Stones, Swirls


Mosaic Adhesive


E6000 Glue (This stuff will hold anything together!)


Sponge


Pencil


Black Grout


Acrylic Paints (Colors used for this particular project.)

  • Black
  • Aqua
  • Gold


Mosaic Grout

Mosaic Grout
Mosaic Grout | Source

Large Clay Saucer

10" Clay Saucer
10" Clay Saucer | Source

Step One:


Draw your design on the inside of the 10” clay saucer with a pencil. I chose to draw the design of a descending dove, representing the Holy Spirit. You can draw your design freehand or do as I have done here, and use tracing paper to transfer your design to the clay pot.


Descending Dove Design On Tracing Paper

Descending dove design on tracing paper.
Descending dove design on tracing paper. | Source

Vitreous Glass Mosaic Tile (authentic Italian tesserae)


I love using these tiles, as they are so beautiful. However, one may just use broken plates if one so desires. The authentic Italian tesserae tiles are cast from colored vitreous glass in the centuries-old tradition of master Italian glass makers. They are designed for easy nipping and application. They may be used in infinite combinations on nearly any reasonably smooth surface.


Step Two:


Cut mosaic tiles with nipper to fit into designs on the clay saucer, the outside rim of one of the pots and on the outside rim of the 5” saucer when turned upside down. Glue the mosaic tiles to the design on the 10” saucer, the outside rim of the pot and the outside rim of one 5" saucer. Attach glass stones and the glass swirls in the same manner. It is best to use a V-notch trowel or craft sticks to apply a layer of Mosaic adhesive onto the project surface. Next, apply a small amount of adhesive to the textured side of a tile. It is also best to work within small areas at a time for best results. Then place the mosaic tile onto the surface in the pattern you have designed. Keep pieces close together for a narrow grout-line. Adhesive will begin to set within 5-7 minutes. Do not reposition the tiles after adhesive sets. Allow adhesive to cure for at least 5-6 hours before grouting. Do not worry, as the white adhesive will turn clear once dried.

Once you have finished placing the mosaic tiles on the entire surface and the adhesive has dried, apply one the mosaic grouts into the crevices between the tiles using a flat-blade spreader tool. Gently work grout into the spaces until the grout is smooth and level with the tile. Wait 15-30 minutes, and then wipe off the excess grout with a damp sponge. Allow to dry.

Once the grout has fully cured, take a damp cloth and polish each mosaic piece until the surface is free of grout residue.

I love to use authentic Italian tesserae tiles and these come in small packets already cut into tiny squares. You may also nip these too if necessary to fit into your design. You can purchase all supplies at your local craft store.

To determine how much mosaic tile you will need, start by measuring the area to be covered (225 of these tesserae tiles cover about 1 square foot).


Descending Dove Design in Top of Birdbath

Descending Dove Design
Descending Dove Design | Source

Why I Chose the Colors, Red, Yellow and Orange to Surround the Descending Dove


The work of the Holy Spirit is to bear the fruit of God in us - of these the greatest is to love. Our character is described as "gold tried in the fire."


Step Three:

Paint clay pots and saucers with black acrylic paint. Let dry. Dry brush with aqua and gold acrylic paints. Glue the saucers and pots together as shown in the completed project.


Painted Clay Pots Glued Together

Painted clay pots glued together.
Painted clay pots glued together. | Source

Top Half of Painted and Tiled Mosaic Birdbath

Mosaic painted birdbath pots and saucer.  The white Mosaic adhesive will turn clear once dried.
Mosaic painted birdbath pots and saucer. The white Mosaic adhesive will turn clear once dried. | Source

Bottom Half of Painted and Tiled Birdbath

Painted bottom half of clay pot and saucer with mosaic tiles on them.
Painted bottom half of clay pot and saucer with mosaic tiles on them. | Source

Step Four:

Apply black grout to the tiled areas. Dry according to manufacturer’s directions and wipe excess grout off with a damp sponge.


Descending Dove Design in Top of Birdbath

Descending Dove Design
Descending Dove Design | Source

Safety Precautions


Please do not allow unsupervised children to play in the work areas which contain mosaic glass tiles or work debris. Be sure to wear safety glasses or impact goggles at all times when working with mosaic glass tiles. Also be sure to wear durable gloves when cutting tile. Use a work surface which allows for easy clean-up. Clean your work area regularly to minimize the accumulation of broken tiles and glass shards.


Your Mosaic Project Is Ready to Be Admired!


Your new birdbath will look so lovely in your yard. Remember, when it comes to art, the beauty is often found in the imperfections! So, please enjoy and do not worry about it looking perfect.



© Copyright Faith Reaper, December 28, 2013


My Mosaic Birdbath Creation

My Mosaic Birdbath Creation
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This Is My First Mosaic Birdbath Creation, and I Made a Few Mistakes, Can You Spot Them?


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      ladybluewriter 3 years ago

      This looks great. This might be something to challenge a creative person that likes crafting.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This is so creative and looks beautiful too! I can not spot any mistake.

      As it is, I believe, there is no hard and fast rule while doing Art and Craft.

      Very well illustrated, with helpful instructions and pictures!

      I would love to try this! Thanks for sharing, voted up!

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      Catherine Taylor 3 years ago from Canada

      I can't wait to try this out. I love the idea of using clay pots as the base. What a wonderful idea. Plan on attacking this project over the cold months here in Canada so I have one of these beauties ready for spring. Great pics and instructions.

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      Dreamer at heart 3 years ago from Northern California

      I enjoyed reading about your detailed mosaic project. All of the mentioned details are important. Having an undisturbed space to work for an extended amount of time is important. What fun...

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great project Faith. I have always wanted to try mosaics but never quite got there. Love the idea of joining clay pots together, looks good.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a great project my friend. I had to check the author name to make sure this came from you. LOL Out of the ordinary with regards to your normal writing....but a well-written "how to" article that I just might try this spring. Thank you and blessings always.

      bill

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      Janis Leslie Evans 3 years ago from Washington, DC

      Very cool project, Faith Reaper. You are a creative one. I also love the passion you express for art through your writing. This seems easy enough to try when the weather breaks. I love watching the variety of birds in my yard. I'm sure they would love a beautiful bird bath. Voted up and useful.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      What a wonderful idea! I love bird feeders and baths because I, too, love to watch the birds. Using those inverted pots is very clever! Thank you, Faith. :-)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello ladybluewriter, So nice to meet you. I love your hubber name! Thank you so much for reading. This is my first craft type hub. I do love all kinds of art forms and being creative. And with this project the possibilities are endless as far as design. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi ChitrangadaSharan, Thank you so much for leaving such positive and encouraging comments! I am glad the mistakes I made on the project are not too obvious. I do hope you give this project a try. This project is great because one can make a one of a kind birdbath like no one else has around and with the mosaic tiles it will surly be a stunner! Let me know how it turns out if you give this a try. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I love crafting with mosaic, so this is right up my alley!

      I like the step by step instructions, photos, and safety precautions. You did a great job with this hub, and it seems you put a lot of love into this post, and the project itself. I also adore the dove. So beautiful!

      I started a craft project a few weeks ago, and you have inspired me to continue it soon. I may end up making a hub of it sometime, too.

      Voted up, sharing and pinning.

      Thanks for sharing this with us, and have a happy new year!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Thundermama, So nice to meet you and thank you for reading! I appreciate the positive feedback. Oh, I just know you will have great fun being so creative and then enjoying your beautiful creation. I am so glad you are going to give this a try! Let me know how it turns out for you. I am glad you liked the pics and instructions and hope they are helpful. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello starstream, So nice to meet you! Thank you for reading and providing such positive feedback. It is indeed a lot of fun. I hope you are going to give this project a try. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jodah, Oh, I just know you can do it and using the clay pots is great and one's imagination could go anywhere using even larger pots for other creative ideas one may come up with and the mosaic tiles are so beautiful as well. The design is whatever you choose! I hope you give it a try when you have a chance as it is such a beautiful addition to one's yard. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Simply lovely and filled with possibilities. I love birds and crafts so this is a perfect combination. You've done a splendid job explaining how to do this.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Bill, So glad you liked my first craft project hub! I have been thinking of doing this one for a long time now and I think I will publish one of these every now and then for good measure. I do love all art forms, drawing, painting, you name it. I bet it did throw you off a bit as it is not my norm and I do hope to try new things here in the new year. Wow, I am thrilled you are thinking of giving this a try in the spring. I will want to see a photo of your creation of course. I am sure it will be awesome just like everything else you do! I am glad you think my "how to" article is well-written! That means a lot coming from you dear friend. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      That's really pretty Faith! I never worked much with mosaics before. But this is amazing. I never thought to put clay pots together to make a bird bath! Wonderful instructions.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi janshares, So great to see you stopping by to read this day! I am glad you think this is a very cool project. I do hope you give it a try as I know you will enjoy being creative and then enjoy watching the birds enjoy as well. Plus it is actually an art piece for your yard. Thank you for leaving such positive comments. I do love all art pretty much and love expressing myself in various art forms. I appreciate the votes up. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      How nice! I love this idea. I love mosaics and birdbaths, so this is a real winner. Shared and pinned!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Genna, Thank you so much for the positive feedback on my first craft project hub. I am glad you think it is wonderful. Yes, I truly love watching the birds and hope they like playing in the birdbath. It is a fun and creative project. Happy New Year and Happy Three Year Anniversary on HubPages! I hope you have many new blessings in the new year sweet friend, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Kathryn, Oh, I am so glad working with mosaics is right up your alley! Thank you so much for the positive feedback. This is my first craft project hub so your comments are appreciated, as are your vote up, pin and share! I am glad you are inspired to finish up your craft project and do hope you will publish a hub on it once completed. I look forward to reading it. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Faith.. here it goes again .. so Ill try it again to leave the comment .. First the idea of making homes and or useful things for any animals is appealing.... but using clay to create a Mosaic clay pot.. Faihfully wonderful.. Althought no matter how easy you make it sound Im still all thumbs.. Thank you for sharing your strong arts and crafts capibilites with folks like me :( God to blesss you girl

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Flourish, thank you so much for the awesome comments. I appreciate such wonderful feedback on my first craft hub! Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Crafty, So wonderful to have your input, especially being you are the Queen of Crafting no doubt! So glad you found this project amazing. Oh, yes, working with clay pots is a ton of fun and one can be as creative as one so desires with the unlimited possibilities. It is not hard at all but can be a bit tedious when it comes to nipping and placing the tiles into the design to get it just right, for once they dry, there is no moving them. But that actually can add to the beauty and interest of the piece, at least to me it does. Happy New Year with endless crafting possibilities, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi rebecca, So happy to see you here reading! I am so glad you liked my birdbath. Yes, I, too, love mosaics. Thank you for sharing and pinning! Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Frank, I appreciate your persistence in attempting to get your comment to go through! That means a lot and shows what a true and faithful follower you are to me. Hey, if I can do this project, anyone can for sure! I am glad to see you commenting on my first craft project hub ever. I decided that I will throw one of these in the mix of my publishing hubs every now and then just for good measure : ) God bless and Happy New Year. I hope the New Year holds many new blessings and much love for you, Faith Reaper

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a wonderful project, Faith! I love the result. The birdbath is absolutely beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing the instructions for a very creative project. I'll share this hub.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Linda, thank you so much for the encouraging comments. I am glad you love the result and think it is beautiful. It is a fun project and one can be very creative on this one. I appreciate the share. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      This is a lovely project, Faith.... and the birds must appreciate that corner of your yard! It's a nice occasion also for you to observe the birds coming to drink or just refresh themselves in the water!

      You shouldn't be hard on yourself,....in art, there are no mistakes :-) Your bird bath is just perfect the way you made it. It's because you had your nose on it all the time you know how it should have look if it was perfect. Now you have a bird bath unique and with character :-)

      Happy New Year to you and your family!

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This is a fantastic hub Faith and I see it only cost you 2 points! lol That is ridiculous. Just got here so don't think I have been avoiding you all day. Had to go see Nell first since I meant to last night but was too sleepy.

      I am definitely going to make this, it is great. I love mosaics. Flowers planted around the bottom would be so pretty too.

      Up and +

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Joelle (kidscrafts), Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, that's it, the mistakes just give it added character and make it a one of a kind piece! Lol ...I appreciate your kindness. I hope the new year holds many new blessings for you and yours, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Jackie, Thank you for the fantastic and, yes, apparently fantastic costs two points lol!!! I know I must be delusional for I truly thought in my pea brain I would go from an 88 to at least a 90 on this one...two points in the other direction but alas ... any hoo ...yes, please give this project a try to I know you will enjoy doing it and then seeing it in your beautiful butterfly garden! And you will have to send me a photo! Yes, flowers planted around the bottom would be gorgeous indeed. Well, I am pleased so many like my mosaic birdbath : ) Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      Faith Reaper - great hub - a project which is right up my street - I bet the birds are crying out to one another with joy. I predict this one will make HOTD - well done - lovely job - hope I get to try this one in the Summer.

      Happy New Year - have a joyful one! Voted up and pinned etc., etc.,

      Sally

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Very pretty-- I love mosaics. Great job on this hub, I might try this this spring-- probably a different design but a very great idea. Nice work, voted up!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, bless you dear sweet one, sallybea, you are so kind and generous! I do hope you get to try this project out in the Summer. What is so great is that there are endless designs and one can be as creative as one wants to be in choosing colors and tiles. It is certainly a fun project that one can enjoy for a long time and the birds too! I appreciate the vote up and pin. Happy New Year to you and yours, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello WiccanSage, So nice to meet you. Thank you for the lovely comment. Oh, yes, please do give this a try in the spring! It is a ton of fun and any design you have in mind is possible and that is what makes this so great as each one will be as unique as the person creating it. I appreciate the vote up. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      I love bird baths. My wife is into designing and building things like this. I am sure she will like to give it a try. But our dog is surely going to thwart any of our attempts to lure birds in our backyard. Perhaps we would place one in our front lawn.

      I was able to see some lay out flaws in that some tiles were not equidistant from each other, nothing major.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Suhail and my dog, thank you for reading. Yes, maybe your wife will give it a try and you can place it in your front lawn as you indicated so your dog will not chase the birds away. Oh, yes...it is certainly not meant to be perfect by no means as each design has its own character and flaws. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Oh yes and before I forget, we have been thinking of attracting birds to our front lawn without placing a bird feeder. Bird feeders tend to attract mice in our area and they become pesky pests. We have planted some bird attracting flowers and I believe your hub has gotten us thinking in the right direction that a bird bath is what we need in late spring - summer - early fall to attract the birds.

      We will surely give it a try.

      Thanks again for the tips.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, that sounds lovely and there are plants that will attract butterflies too if you want to have a lovely butterfly garden as well. They are so beautiful and amazing to watch along with the birds. I would love to see photos if you go ahead with such by spring or summer. Also, a water fountain keeps the water fresh and running and birds really love that! Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Faith, this is a real beauty!! I'll love to have a go at making the birdbath, so I'm sharing and saving for later. This is a brilliant hub, well done and congrats my friend. Up all the way.

      Wishing you the very best for the New Year.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jo (tobusiness), oh, yes, please do have a go at it! It is a lot of fun. Remember it does not have to be perfect, as the beauty is often found in the imperfections when it comes to any kind of art form. Wow, thank you for the brilliant comment. You are generous in your commenting, and I love you for it! I appreciate the votes up. Happy New Year dear friend and I hope it is filled with many new blessings and much love, Faith Reaper

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      What a wonderful idea Faith; voting up, sharing and saving. I also wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.

      Eddy.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much, Eddy! I appreciate the vote up and share. I do hope you have a chance to create one just your style. Happy New Year to you and yours and I do hope this new year holds many new blessings. Peace, Faith Reaper

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      That is so darn clever! lol! I love the way you did this, you have the patience and the talent that I sadly lack! lol! have a wonderful New year!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, thank you so much, Nell! Oh, I believe you have great creativity, as it shows in your writing, so this would be a piece of cake for you, if you gave it a try. The best part is that it does not have to be perfect, as that is part of the beauty of art, imperfections.

      Have a wonderful New Year too!

      Faith Reaper

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      What beautiful, inspirational creativity! Thank you for sharing. Voted up!

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      I like craft projects and you explained this one really well. The end result was really pleasing and with a great purpose. Altogether a useful and beautiful hub.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi MsDora,

      Thank you so much for your generous comment! I appreciate the vote up.

      God bless,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Anna,

      Thank you so much for reading. I appreciate your wonderful feedback on this project.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Wow! You're such a creative lady and this stanchion-like piece of visual and functional magnificence is really pretty and would not look out of place in an ancient Roman atrium. The dove mosaic is a wonderful touch and viewing your pictograph photos, it looks as though you could have a little sideline in producing more of these ' Objet d'art ', and your description of why you chose such colours just gives it such a warm, home-made touch of being lovingly hand-crafted, and such a thoughtful choice too, to be so useful for those pinioned guardians of the big blue.

      Another string to madame's mighty bow; you're so talented - well done! ( hope that doesn't come across as patronizing, because it's not meant to :)

      Yours Sincerely,

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, no, dear Romeos, it does not come off that way, but generous and kind, as that is just you being you! I am thankful for your most generous commenting on my art project, which is full of imperfections lol, but I am claiming that is the beauty of it---the imperfections.

      I am always blessed from your visits and thank you for gracing my hub space with your dynamic presence!

      Have a lovely weekend dear one!

      (((Hugs))),

      Faith Reaper

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      AWWW!!! Faith this is really beautiful great work of art i love the painting of the pots also. Thank you for taking the time out to share your stuff with us. May God be with you throughout the year and keep his blessings near. Happy New Year.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      What a wonderful way to create a work for beauty for the garden. What lucky birds to have this!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Jo (LaydFiddler),

      Wow, sweetie, thank you so much for the wonderful comments as to my art project of sorts! Thank you for reading and for the blessings.

      Happy New Year to you too and I pray you have many new blessing this year with much love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Deb,

      So great to see you here reading! Thank you so much for the great comments. Well, I hope the birds are happy in it!

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This interesting project provides answers to quite a few questions I've had about making a Mosaic tile table. Thank you for the great instructions and tips for which products to use. I loved your finished birdbath. Beautiful!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Peg, so great to see you stopping by to read! Oh, a Mosaic tile table sounds beautiful. That is what is so great about Mosaics, the designs are infinite and unique to each person. I appreciate your kind comments. Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Cynthia Calhoun 3 years ago from Western NC

      This project is one of the neatest things I've come across in a long while! Love the steps you describe and the final product is the COOLEST thing, ever! Love, love it! The design, colors - everything. :) Nice job!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Cyndi,

      So great to see you stopping by to read! Wow, thank you so much for the enthusiastic comments. I appreciate you! So glad to see you back on HP writing and reading.

      Happy New Year!

      Faith Reaper

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      b. Malin 3 years ago

      This was such a Fun and Educational Hub Faith. What a Great Idea, a Mosaic Bird Bath, and you make it look easy...but it's not. The Birds will LOVE it, the color, the Beauty, a real Winner!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi b. Malin,

      So great to see you stopping by to read I am glad you like the mosaic birdbath clay pot idea! You should give it a try. What is great is that you can do pretty much any design and color you would like.

      Happy New Year and good to see you!

      Faith Reaper

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Great hub, the bird bath looks beautiful. The step by step instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Voted up, useful and creative. Awesome hub.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Vellur, Thank you so much for reading. I appreciate your wonderful comments, vote up and more. Have a great week, Faith Reaper

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      What a great idea, Faith. I love your bird bath and I love your design of the Holy Spirit. I agree with everyone else, the instructions are easy to follow and the video is a great one also. I don't see any mistakes on your birdbath, Faith. I think it is just perfect. This will be great to put out in the spring and I bet it will attract a lot of birds. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea with us!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi suzette,

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read. I am glad you love the birdbath and its design. You should give it a try as I know you are so creative, your birdbath and whatever design you come up with would be awesome!

      I appreciate the great comments.

      Have a great day,

      Faith Reaper

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      Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      This is brilliant - a true work of art! I really admire your creativity and your instructions make it all sound so easy. Voted up and pinned!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Writer Fox!

      Wow, I never would have thought this mosaic birdbath creation to be brilliant, but I will take that compliment for sure! Bless you for saying such. You are generous in your commenting, and I love it!

      I appreciate the vote up and pin.

      You're the best! I am so grateful for your visit here this day.

      Hugs and blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Purple Perl 3 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Beautiful creation for a garden!So artistic!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Purple Perl,

      So nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by to read. I appreciate the "beautiful" and "artistic" comment!

      Have a great weekend.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      .Blessings Faith Reader. May the Lord shine on you and yours in this new year. May His favor abound over you in all of your comings and goings dear and precious sister.

      I came in for a visit and thought what a great idea. I was not surprised at the dove design. You are a sweetie pie to write such awesome details to follow. I can't wait to start one. Your bird bath makes me long for spring which is around the corner. Alleluia. I am back at the keyboard planning on doing some serious writing girl. The joy of the Lord shines in you Faith Reader. You are a gift to behold. A five star gem!! My Love, Your sister, Skye

      My daughters did a design with the grandkids for me on mothers day. I will share that as spring moves in. It is precious indeed.

      Hugs Galore shared and voted.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Skye!!!

      Such a great blessing to see you here reading this day my sweet and most precious sister! Thank you for your blessings and I pray the Lord continue to shine His favor upon you and I am so thrilled you are ready to get down to some serious writing, girlie!!! I look forward in anticipation to what you are going to write.

      I am so glad you like this mosaic birdbath idea and I am glad you are going to give it a try. I would love to see your design once you complete it!

      Oh, how sweet about what your daughters designed for you with the grandkids. We are so blessed beyond measure, are we not! Yes, please do share and I will look for it in the spring. I know it is just precious for it has to be, for you are so very precious.

      Tons of hugs back to you too, and I appreciate the votes.

      God bless you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      What a beautiful piece of art! I love birdbaths and this one would add to the wonder of any garden. Your explanation for choosing the colors is inspiring. God bless you, dear lady.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear teaches,

      Wow, thank you so much! I love birdbaths too. Yes, the beautiful mosaic tiles add much beauty to this really simple project and one can make any design one so chooses. I am glad you thought my explanation for choosing the colors inspiring!

      God bless you too sweet lady,

      Faith Reaper

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      I love this! Faith, and I too love birdbaths and you gave me and idea to repair my big one that is cracked (when time permitts.)

      "Did I use the wrong side of the mosaic tiles?" I would answer if you had an "I don't see it, if you made a mistake"

      God bless,

      Shy

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much dear Shy. Oh, yes, you can easily repair your birdbath! Hahaha you are too kind and I love it. God bless you too, Faith Reaper

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Faith,

      I had meant to stop by this earlier but was glad for the reminder today, with your wonderful succulent planter hub.

      Mosaic work carries a therapeutic meaning for me as I made a trivet for my husband in OT when I was recuperating in 1999. The activity brought me much solace and comfort as I could get my mind off of a very dark time in my life.

      The birdbath you have created is exquisite and so representative of your faith. I absolutely love it! Your directions once again are flawless and inspire one to give it a try.

      I will welcome Spring with an arsenal of lovely projects to try, thanks to you, my dear friend. Voted UP and UABI. Love, Maria

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Ah, Dear Maria,

      Yes, I love mosaics and working on them for that very reason.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read this one too this day! You're the best. I am glad you think this is exquisite and please do give it a try. It does not have to be perfect, as I stated, the beauty is often found in the imperfections. It is a versatile project, as one can make any design with the mosaics one so chooses.

      I welcome Spring too, and I am getting a jump start on it with these projects.

      I appreciate the vote up.

      Love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Hi Faith, I love your beautiful bird bath. I made a few of these myself and added some of those old plaster wall decorations from the 50's...the kind they used to hang up in bathrooms of fish and butterflies and such. But I did not think to construct a base! Next time I'll make a base with terra cotta pots, so simple! One problem I found was that people who left them outdoors in winter (I gave them as Christmas gifts) found that cold weather cracked them. (Voted up, awesome, tweeted, and shared. I love this stuff!)

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      Dr. John Anderson 3 years ago from Australia on Planet Water

      Great birdbath. I make a letter box by covering an old one with shells. Nice - even the vandals respect it!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dolores,

      Oh, wow, that is a great idea too, and the clay pots really do work so great as a base. This glue or bonding materials here when used, will hold those pots together forever it seems! Oh, mine has been out during the winter, and this winter just the other week, we had a freak snow and ice storm here in the deep south and mine are still holding up fine.

      I appreciate the vote up and more, tweet and share!

      I love it too.

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi janderson,

      Thank you so much for reading. Awesome about your letterbox and lol on the vandals!

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Beautiful and Very creative. I am glad to know this hub from you and I really all pictures here. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Voted up :-)

      Prasetio

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Prasetio,

      So glad to see you here this day reading! Thank you so much for your kind and most generous comments. I am so glad you enjoyed this hub and all of the photos too. I appreciate the vote up too.

      You should give it a try. Mosaics are such a beautiful art form and the possibilities are endless. One can creative whatever design one desires on the clay pots or whatever, i.e., a top of a glass table.

      Hugs and much love,

      Faith Reaper

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You built the whole thing. How cool is that. You know I love to build things and I love your birdbath. Well done Faith Reaper and the photos are great.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi suzzycue,

      So great to see you here this day reading! I appreciate the "cool" comment. I know you love to build and create things too, and from what I have seen, you are very creative! Yes, I built the whole thing, lol. Well, of course, the clay pots, I did not mold from clay, but purchased them and glued them together. I made a lot of mistakes on this one, especially with the tiles being the wrong side up! I was thinking that the textured/groove side was supposed to show, when it is not as it helps to keep the adhesive to bind the tiles to the clay pots. So, some tiles have fallen off. It was a fun project and it is so versatile as one can create any design one so chooses with the mosaics. Therefore, each birdbath is unique, like no other. That is what I like about it the most. I am glad you like the photos and thought them to be great. Wow, I appreciate your great comments.

      You should give it a try, in between your other projects.

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Susan Britton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I went back for another look as I didn't notice you glued the tiles on backwards. That is the fun of building we don't have to get it right and putting them on backwards gave this project more texture. You did it your way. Have a good day my friend!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi suzzycue,

      Yes, I sure did ... in thinking of the textured part showing, but not realizing that is what helps bind the adhesive to the tiles and clay pots! LOL You're right, as long as we have fun building our masterpieces, and they do not have to be perfect. I did do it my way ... the wrong way, but it still is holding up pretty good ... just do not look too close. LOL

      Have a great weekend dear friend,

      Faith Reaper

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      N Kiddie 3 years ago

      Awesome project! I would love to make one of these someday. Thanks for your detailed instructions! I love it!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello kiddiecreations,

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read! I am so glad you love this project and think it is awesome. It was a lot of fun using the Mosaic tiles to make the design I wanted. That is what is so great about this project, as no two are just alike as each design is unique to each person.

      I do hope you give this a try and, if you do, let me know how it turns out for you.

      Have a lovely evening,

      Faith Reaper

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A great idea and your creative thoughts are endless I love this idea and so ways to do. Your instructions are simple to understand. An informative and interesting hub voted up, useful, beautiful, and interesting.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Devika,

      So glad you have stopped by to read! Thank you for your generous comments here. I am glad you love this idea. I just love Mosiacs for they truly are beautiful, especially the Italian tesserae tiles.

      I am glad the instructions are simple to understand. Each one is unique to the one who make it. You should give it a try. You will not be disappointed.

      I appreciate the vote up and more.

      Have a lovely weekend,

      Faith Reaper

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Love, love this idea!!!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much, Audrey!

      I appreciate you reading.

      Have a lovely evening,

      Faith Reaper

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I have got to remember this one to make really soon! ^+

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, yes, Jackie, it is so much fun working with mosaics and the designs are unlimited. It looks nice in a garden, once the flowers are all in bloom. Let me know how it turns out if you do give a try. Hugs

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      Becky Katz 3 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      Just moving and will see if I can find the time when I get settled. I love to watch the birds when they get a puddle or a birdbath. They look like they are enjoying it so much.

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      very beautiful faith

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Becky,

      So nice to see you stopping by to read! Oh, moving is such an ordeal for sure and it takes time to settle in. Yes, I do love watching the birds while they play in the water and chirp away due to being so happy. Birdbaths are great and with this project you can be as creative as you like with whatever design you want. Mosaics to me are so beautiful and they reflect the beautiful sun so brilliantly.

      I hope your move goes well.

      Take care and God bless,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello sujaya venkatesh,

      Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a kind comment.

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Hello Faith, I really liked the photos in this since they were colorful. It got me thinking, I already have a birdbath (ceramic). It is just grey and it used to be behind bushes but they were just cut down so perhaps I can add some color to it. Thanks. Voted up!

      Kevin

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Kevin,

      Oh, yes, that grey birdbath can be so beautiful and colorful with mosaic tiles and you can do whatever design your creative mind comes up with and that is what makes it so fun. Then you will have something beautiful too to look at and the birds enjoy as well.

      I appreciate the vote up.

      Let me know how it turns out if you do give it a try.

      Have a great Sunday.

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      ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

      This is a very attractive bird bath. I love the Holy Spirit theme. Voted up and shared.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi ologsinquito,

      I am glad you found this birdbath to be lovely and love the theme of the Holy Spirit too. Mosaic art is so much fun to do as you can create any design you wish. I appreciate the vote up and share.

      God bless

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      Cynthia 2 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      Yowzers, a young woman after my own heart! I love mosaic and would love to try my hand at the clay pot birdie bath. And I loved your video. Voted up and shared!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Dear techygran,

      Hahaha, thank you so much for your enthusiastic comment here! I do so love mosaic too. Oh, I do hope you give it a try, as it is so easy to do and the designs are unlimited ... whatever your heart desires.

      I appreciate the vote up and share.

      Hugs and blessings always

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      Caren White 2 years ago from Franklin Park, NJ

      WOW!! I've always wanted a mosaic birdbath but they are soooooo expensive. It never occurred to me that I could make one. Thanks so much for this fabulous hub. Now I can't wait for spring to make myself a mosaic birdbath. Voted up, shared and pinned.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Old Roses, Thank you so much for the enthusiastic comment! I do share your enthusiasm for mosaics. So glad you like this idea and will give it a try in the spring. Yes, if you were to buy one of these, it would be most expensive. I appreciate the vote up, share and pin.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I never did make this and I really meant to. I got the pots and pieces and I have hundreds of beautiful sparklies I want to use on it. I think this will be my first recoup project this spring! Sharing!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jackie,

      Yes, you will really enjoy putting this one together in the spring after you have recovered from surgery. Take your time and heal though.

      What is great is that you can make any design you so choose and any colors. The mosaics are so beautiful to me. You can even use old plates and just break them up and form a design. You do not have to buy the expensive Italian tiles.

      Thank you for sharing.

      This will give you a fun project to look forward to doing.

      Hugs

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      You have made the most beautiful bird-bath Faith. With your great instructions and photos I want to give this a try. I'm not all that good at crafts but I do love this sort of thing. I know what I'll be doing come spring-time. Thank you so much. Voted across, pinning and sharing.

      My best to you,

      Audrey

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      Ruth Cox 2 years ago

      Your mosaic bird bath is a beauty. I love the idea of using clay pots but I'm not too keen on mosaic work. I might think up another decorative idea for a flower pot bird bath, though, so thanks for the idea.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Audrey, Oh, I do hope you give this one a try. It is actually very therapeutic working with the mosaics. You can work on it just a little at a time. Each one is so unique to each person and really becomes a one of a kind art piece like no one else has as each design is unique to the individual. It does not have to be perfect. I made a good many mistakes with this one but I think that is what adds to it, the imperfections. I did have some issues with the grout too on the bottom half of the birdbath. I do hope you give it a try when spring arrives. I appreciate the votes across, pin and share! You are so kind. Blessings

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Ruth, I am glad you like my birdbath creation. The clay pots make it easy to make and once they are bonded together they will not come apart. You can use whatever sizes you want. Yes, one does not have to use mosaics but whatever materials you so desire even just painting a lovely design on it will be just as nice. The glass tiles do add a nice reflective touch in the sun though. Enjoy!

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      Tijani Achamlal 2 years ago from Morocco

      Very wonderful project and very creative mind.I like too the idea of using clay pots.

      Sorry for being away .I was too busy .Now I am here free till next Monday.By the way,my dad passed away last Tuesday .He was having lung cancer.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Tijani!

      Thank you for visiting one of my creations. So nice of you to stop by this day.

      I understand about being busy.

      Aw, I am so sorry about your dad. Lung cancer is terrible to suffer with such a disease. My mother-in-law's husband died from it as well.

      Hugs and prayers for comfort to you and yours.

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Theresa.....The bird bath is a lovely piece of art. I have a dear friend who does a lot of mosaic and it always impresses me. She's one of those very crafty, creative type women, (which I am really not) This sort of art amazes me.

      This hub is wonderful. You have so much talent, my friend.....God Bless you, Paula

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Paula,

      Thank you so much for stopping by my mosaic birdbath creation. Oh, you are most generous and kind in your commenting.

      I hope you are staying warm up there in that terrible winter weather storm. Hopefully, you do not have to dig your way out!

      Stay warm and God bless you too, lovely woman

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      VioletteRose 2 years ago from Chicago

      I didn't have much idea about making or maintaining bird baths, your hub is so informative and helpful. The mosaic bird baths look pretty too :)

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi VioletteRose,

      I am so glad you found this hub informative and helpful. This project is so much fun as you can create whatever design you so desire and the beautiful tiles reflecting light are gorgeous to me. One does not have to use the Italian Tesserae as I have here, but just broken plates will even do and you can find them at your local craft store probably for free or tile store.

      Yes, they are very pretty. I hope you give this one a try and then you will enjoy it for a long time to come. I have left mine outside in extreme heat and cold, and the clay pots have not cracked yet.

      Blessings

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      After answering your comment on my garden art hub I thought I should probably check… :) Sure enough… :) So, am linking this to mine in a jiff.

      Nicely done project, by the way. :)

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi RTalloni,

      Oh, thank you so much! That is so kind of you.

      Glad you like the project.

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