How do you make a mosaic table top with sea glass?

Sea Glass Mosaic Tabletop

  1. Step 1: Supplies. Table: Select a table you would like to repurpose.
  2. Step 2: Prep and Clean Mosaic Materials.
  3. Step 3: Make a Test Piece.
  4. Step 4: Tile the Rim.
  5. Step 5: Lay Out Sea Glass.
  6. Step 6: Lay Tile Adhesive.
  7. Step 7: Create the Mosaic.
  8. Step 8: Grout the Table.

How do you stick sea glass to wood?

The best glue for sea glass is a wood glue. You want something strong that will not soak through the card stock. A dab of glue on the back of each piece of sea glass is enough. Glue each piece on to the card stock.

How do you grout a mosaic tray?

How to grout a mosaic

  1. Set up a clean workspace for grouting.
  2. Add water and stir the grout with a paint mixing stick.
  3. Start with a big glob of grout.
  4. Just smear it into the mosaic.
  5. Make sure grout gets in every crack.
  6. Now you’re ready to wipe off the excess.
  7. Wipe a straight line in one direction.

Can you glue sea glass to wood?

As with any sea glass craft project, you will need a strong glue to adhere the sea glass to the wood table. Once it is dry, use a plastic spatula and spread the grout over the sea glass and around the gaps. Let it dry overnight.

How to make a sea glass mosaic table?

The rectangular tabletop with black grout is has a bumpy top and features broken pottery and thick pieces of sea glass of various sizes (this was my practice piece for me) Table: Select a table you would like to repurpose.

What to use to seal a sea glass tabletop?

Sealant: Decide if you want one that will leave your pieces shiny (I suggest this for sea glass) Tile Trowel: Use a tile trowel if laying large mosaic pieces over a wide area of adhesive at a time. Grout Bag (for tile adhesive): This works better for small pieces since it give you more control.

Can you put a mosaic on a tabletop?

You can put your mosaic directly on the original tabletop or replace it with cement backer-board (I used one that was 1/2 inch). If you use the backer-board make sure it is sufficiently supported when on the table (see here)

How do you make a rim on a sea glass table?

If you get a table that already has a lip then this may not be necessary. Apply a thin layer of tile adhesive and secure the tiles along the rim of the table, so that a rim is formed by the portion of the tile that comes past the table side.