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This is a great, easy step by step to create a mosaic project for a special occasion, such as a beautiful mosaic cross to celebrate Christmas or Easter, or simply make it to hang in your home.
Follow our easy step by step instructions to see how to make your own mosaic cross in this mosaic project! If you need some more mosaic cross ideas, take a look at our Blue Mosaic Cross project.
Read through all the instructions first before starting this mosaic cross project, and make sure that you have all the required materials at hand.
Place your cross shaped masonite onto the working surface. Place a large green glass nugget at each point of the cross, not too close to the edge. Once you are happy with the positioning, you can place a small amount of glue on the back of the nugget and stick it in place.
Now you want to position your smaller white glass nuggets. Make a straight line down the length of the cross and across the arm of the cross. Again, when you are happy with the positioning, use some glue to stick them into place to start your mosaic project.
Now you need to chip or nip the mirror into small pieces. Use your two-wheel tile cutter for this. Once you have done this, place some glue in a small section, directly onto the masonite cross. It is always a good idea to start on one side of the masonite board and work your way across a small section at a time when busy with mosaic projects.
Right, now before the glue dries, you want to place your pieces of mirror onto the cross, securing them in the glue.
This is the really fun part of this mosaic project. Add glue to the masonite cross as you go and work the mirror pieces in, to fill in the cross around the nuggets that have already been stuck down. Slowly work your way up the mosaic cross to fill your mosaic project.
Continue sticking mirror bits onto the arm of the masonite cross, until the entire cross has been covered with mirror and glass nuggets. Your masonite cross should be completely full now, and looking quite good! Allow the glue some time to dry and leave for at least 30min.
Once the glue is dry, it is time to mix the grout. Place the grout into your mixing tub. Grout goes from being too thick to being too runny very quickly, so rather work with a little extra care and add a little water to the grout bit by bit, mixing each time to see if you have reached the right consistency.
The right consistency for mosaic tile grout is that of a thin toothpaste, or mayonnaise. Make sure you have crushed any lumps and scraped the sides of the container.
Apply the grout using your ice cream stick, to your mosaic cross. With a firm sponge, spread the grout ensuring that you force the grout into all crevices and cover the edges of your mosaic project. Lightly wipe away excess grout with your sponge and leave to dry.
Once the grout is thoroughly dry, you will be able to wipe away the remaining excess grout with a wet cloth and polish the mosaic cross with a dry cloth to add a beautiful, shiny finish to your mosaic project.
Your mosaic cross is now complete! If you like, you can now screw small cup hooks with gut, into the back of your piece, if you want to hang the mosaic project on the wall.