Mosaic Tile Birdbath using Recycled DVDs – Image To Repin / Share
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Mosaic is the ancient art of making beautiful images by arranging and setting small pieces of colored glass, stone or other materials. You can truly turn an object into a wonderful masterpiece with this art technique!
We found a really cool tutorial that will show you how to turn an old, boring bird bath into a shimmering, colorful piece of outdoor decor! What’s interesting about this tutorial is that the author used recycled DVDs! The link follows after our tips and suggestions.
*You will be using heavy-duty scissors to cut your DVD into smaller pieces. For safety precautions, wear a pair of work gloves and safety glasses. Cut the DVD in half so that the layers will start to separate. Insert a tip of the scissors (you can also use any tool that you have available) in between the layers and then run the tip of your finger along the outside edge. Carefully separate the layers. Take the thin, shimmery layer and cut it into smaller pieces.*
If you still have a huge bunch of DVD pieces left, here are some more art projects that you can do:
1. Mosaic “Tile” Art – Get a piece of canvas and cut it into a square. Make a checkered pattern by creating an outline with a pencil. Mark some spots for painting and mark the other spots for the DVD pieces. Arrange the DVD pieces on the spots marked for them. You may need to use a strong glue so that the pieces won’t fall off. Once you’re finished, paint the remaining spots with a color of your choice. Have this piece of canvas framed and you will now have a wonderful artwork for your wall!
2. Mosaic Picture Frames – Make a simple picture frame look more elegant. Glue the DVD pieces on the frame. Make it shiny by adding a coat of lacquer. You can also choose to line the edges of the frame with some gems, pearls or crystals. You can even add faux flowers! Jazz it up in any way that you like!
Try out Me and My DIY’s tutorial by clicking on the link (via web archive) below!