With Christmas slowly (ok, actually really fast!) edging closer, I’m sure your thoughts (just as mine) are turning to gifts for friends and family. Of course the easiest thing to do would be to simply pop onto some big shopping site and buy in bulk. That wouldn’t be quite as thoughtful and lovely as something more personal though, right? So, how about something a little more unique? Something made by yourself for a special friend who will appreciate the time you’ve invested into creating a lovely gift. So, with all that in mind, I got the tiles out and came up with this fabulous vase which can also be used to cast a very soft and festive light when used with a large candle. Since I wanted it to look elegant with a bit of a cool Scandi feel, I chose tiles in a grey colour scheme. Interested? Well, here’s my little tutorial.
Here’s what You’ll Need:
- Two sheets of Hexagonal Glass Mosaic tiles.
- One large, straight glass vase, don’t go too small due to the weight and size of the tiles. The vase I have chosen is 15cm in diameter which works perfectly with the size of the tiles.
- Heavy duty glue, suitable for glass, porcelain etc.
- Masking tape.
Here’s How It’s Done:
- You don’t have to, but I think it’s a nice feature to leave a glass edge uncovered, so I have decided to mask off the top of the vase.
- To give you an idea about roughly how many tiles you will need to peel off, wrap the sheet around the vase.
- Peel the tiles off the backing and apply a dot of glue.
- Start gluing the tiles onto the vase using the masking tape as your guide for a straight line.
- Complete the first row at the top, this will give you the template for the rest of the tiles.
- Once the first row is dry, start working down and then around until you’ve covered the vase.
- Just as at the top, leave a gap at the bottom. However, you won’t need to mask it off as the row of tile will be the natural guide.
- Leave the whole thing to dry on its side for at least 3 hours before standing it up.
- You can now fill it with seasonal foliage or with a candle, depending on your personal (or your friends) preference.
I hope you like this idea and that it might inspire you to give something handmade this Christmas.