I made some mosaic lanterns. If you read my blog maybe you remember the beach glass lantern I made last year. Making that lantern was so much fun and the result so awesome that I just had to try it again. This time with glass seed beads instead of beach glass.
I used these tea light holders from Ikea as a base, white and yellow seed beads, clear glue that works with glass and white grout.
I poured out the seed beads on a tin foil “plate”.
I spread out the glue in a uneven pattern all around the candle light holders.
I rolled the holders in the seed beads.
I let the glue dry for a few days.
I mixed grout.
Applied it generously over the beads.
I let the grout set for a few minutes.
I then washed off the excess grout with a wet kitchen sponge. It was a bit tricky to get a good surface, so I had to grout the lanterns twice, but in the end they turned out just the way I wanted them to!
I knew before I started this project that I wanted these lanterns to sit on a wood board of some type. I ended up chopping off a piece from a old balcony table. The wood was quite weathered and very dry. I gave it life with some olive oil. Kinda surprised how well it worked and the wood got a new richer color.
I think the lanterns look great with those yellow beads mixed with the white.