Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day Garden Mosaics

Yesterday, my Mom and I had a great time crafting and making some wonderful mosaic garden stepping stones.  This is a fast and easy project that appeals to my desire for instant gratification.  There are basically only four steps; mix the cement/concrete with water to the consistancy of a thick brownie mix, pour into a mold and smooth, design your mosaic, and allow to dry for about 48 hours. We used broken glass pieces, glass gems, and small mirrors as our medium but you can also use tiles, shells, beads, whatever is pleasing to your aesthetic.  After Father's Day breakfast this morning we presented our garden stones to Dad who was very pleased and excited at the prospect of doing a bigger mosaic project.  We are thinking bird bath, fountain, maybe even a garden wall.  

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather and happy Father's Day to all you Dad's out there!


  1. Just found your blog...Love it! Couldn't find an email address for you, so am leaving a comment.

    In case you're not connected with them, I wanted to let you know about the Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium. They have a website and are on Facebook.

    As a newbie to backyard "farming" I so appreciate you sharing your experience!

  2. Hi Ann, I've heard of the herbal symposium but have not been yet. Maybe one of these years I'll make it up there. Thanks for reading!

  3. Aaaahhhhhhhh! It's beautiful! Gorgeous choice in materials and stunning reveal! I'd never leave! haha! Amazing job, as usual! ;)
    glass and stone mosaic