Creating Mosaics the easy way!

Creating Mosaics using glass pieces can be difficult.  But I found a great stick on adhesive, and using broken dollar store plates, I was able to revive a boring lazy susan! Want to know how?

how to make mosaics the easy way

At your local home store, you can find ceramic adhesive that is similar to double stick tape.  You peel off the back layer, press it down, and then peel off the top layer to add your tiles, effectively eliminating the need for tile glue.  No more waiting for glue to dry!  You can tile and grout in the same day!

So I decided to create a mosaic project to try out this new product.

For this project I used:

A wooden Lazy Susan from the thrift store
A bunch of colorful plates from the Dollar Store
BONDERA 16-in Countertop Tile Mat Set 
Sandless Grout

how to create mosaics the easy way

 I went to the Dollar Store and bought some colorful plates.  I’m frankly too cheap to buy mosaic tiles, so this is my thrifty solution.  It was simple enough to wrap them in a towel and hammer them to death, creating great little pieces of colorful tile.

Sitcom 2 step option

how to create mosaics the easy way

Just be sure to wear protective eye wear and keep curious pets and children away.  In the end, I have enough tile for several other projects.

Now let’s get started!

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  • Julie Briggs July 24, 2016, 5:42 am

    I’ve never heard of that product, it looks pretty cool. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersparty

  • Sara Syrett July 21, 2016, 12:36 pm

    I love the way you created this mosaic. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! I am visiting from Have a great week!

  • Edye July 20, 2016, 1:47 pm

    What a beautiful craft! Love the finished product 🙂

    Edye |

  • Laurie July 4, 2016, 6:28 am

    Is this adhesive product waterproof? Would you use this to adhere the glass to a cement stepping stone that goes outdoors in the garden?

    • Susan Myers July 4, 2016, 1:00 pm

      Yes, it would work fine outside. Would love to see what you come up with! suzy

  • Melissa French, The More With Less Mom April 14, 2015, 8:03 pm

    The hamering is the best part. Thanks for posting. Hello from Busy Monday.

  • Cathy April 6, 2015, 2:27 pm

    This is a great project. I love that it was done with thrift store and dollar store items. I think I may even be able to do this with your great tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing with Share It One More Time. Cathy

  • Mpls_Me November 21, 2012, 12:55 pm

    We used Bondera to tile the backsplash in our kitchen. It turned out great and was so much easier to use than traditional methods. I had some left over and will try this on some things around the house. Great ideas…great blog. Thanks for sharing!

  • Amie @ Pinkapotamus May 20, 2012, 7:54 am

    Amazing! And gorgeous of course.. I just love this idea.. it would make an awesome table too!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo.. can’t wait to see what you share next!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  • Six Sisters May 17, 2012, 8:41 pm

    This is so beautiful! We loved having you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Hope to see you back soon! -The Sisters

  • JoAnn May 17, 2012, 1:28 pm

    Fantastic project ! very colorful and love the design.

  • Donna Huisinga May 16, 2012, 11:38 pm

    Nicely done. Saw your project over at Hope Studios Link Party.

  • Jill May 15, 2012, 7:16 am

    Gosh that stuff looks amazing Suzy! Love your new lazy susan too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  • katie May 15, 2012, 6:58 am

    I love how this turned out! I’ve always wanted to do a mosaic but really had no idea how to do it–thanks for the great tutorial. Maybe I’ll give it a try!

  • creativejewishmom/sara May 15, 2012, 2:41 am

    great project as usual Suzy, and love how with the bondera you can simply work on one section at a time! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  • Patricia Torres May 14, 2012, 3:31 pm

    oh my.. I’ve always wanted to try a mosaic.. You’ve made this look super easy.. And the colours you’ve used.. and patter.. is simply PERFECT..

    Awesome work.. wow!! wow!! Thanks for linking into Colours dekor.. 🙂

  • Brenda Williams May 12, 2012, 1:14 pm

    Love this! It turned out beautiful. This might be something I could actually do…tee hee.

  • Susie @Bowdabra May 12, 2012, 11:23 am

    Suzy this is so awesome! I saw it earlier in the week when I linked up to your blog party. I can’t believe this was done on a lazy Susan. Oh btw does it annoy you that it is called Lazy Susan? I’m a Susan and you are, too and I know we aren’t lazy 🙂

    We would LOVE for you to stop over and link this up in our Crafty Saturday Showcase. It is just our 2nd week. Your blog is awesome and we stop in at least once a week. I love the name of your blog, too!

    Thank you!
    Susie @Bowdabra

  • Carol May 12, 2012, 11:23 am

    You made this look so easy. It’s fantastic and what a fun yet practical piece.

  • Debbie Phillips May 12, 2012, 7:00 am

    Can you use this on a laminated table? I like the table, but it is stained.

    • Suzy May 14, 2012, 9:07 pm

      Hi Debbie,

      I don’t see why not! Just remember that it does have some weight when you put all that glass down. Be sure that the table will be able to support that.


  • hani@craftionary May 11, 2012, 4:15 pm

    awesome.. I love it! I just shared it on Pinterest! Thanks for linking up at friday fun party..

  • Megan May 11, 2012, 1:56 pm

    That is just beautiful! I love how you used plates from the Dollar Store! Great idea. Megan

  • Michele May 11, 2012, 1:36 pm

    Wow, that turned out great and looks relatively easy. You could also save favorite pieces that get broken in daily use and incorporate them into a tray or picture or something. You rock!

  • brandi May 11, 2012, 10:44 am

    A: love the quilt block
    B: love the colors
    C: love the product
    Oh and love your blog….hehehe

  • Creative Mind May 11, 2012, 7:24 am

    This is awesome..Perfect with useful tips..
    Thanks dear 🙂

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