Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
Forget grout and breaking tiles as in traditional mosaics! This key holder is easy enough for even a beginner. Mom will surely be amazed at your gift this Mother’s Day!
- Wood frame (with glass), 8″x10″ opening
- Sheet glass, 8″x10″
- Diamond Tech Jennifer’s Mosaic Stained Glass Chips: green, blue, yellow, white
- Blue ribbon, 7/8”, 25” length
- Metal hinges, 3-1/2”, two
- White porcelain doorknob, 1″
- Gold cup hooks, 1″, three
- Screw eyes, 1″, two
- Acrylic paints: light blue, white
- Glass nippers or hammer
- Aleene’s Glass & Bead Adhesive
ruler, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)
Remove glass from frame. Basecoat frame mixture of light blue and white and hinges blue. Print pattern. (Note: The blue word “pattern” is a link. To access this pattern, select the link, then download and print pattern.)
Use nippers or hammer to carefully break glass chips into assorted sizes. Position pattern underneath glass. Adhere chips to areas as follows, leaving small space between each: blue flower; green leaves; yellow center of flower; white background. Accent background with blue and green chips as desired.
Use hammer to attach hinges to frame, leaving 2″ between. Screw doorknob, hooks, and screw eyes into frame. Refer to photo for placement.
Place sheet glass over mosaic design; place glass in frame. (Note: Sheet glass is needed to ensure safety from glass chips.)
For hanger, thread ribbon through screw eyes; tie bow.
by Frances Lopez for Duncan Enterprises