Memory mosaics have been used to remember events throughout the ages. If you want to remember a summer event, a Memory Pot is a lovely way to do this. It is also a great way to display small found treasures rather than keep them in a drawer or box.
What You Need:
¥ Small clay pot, such as a 6 inch pot.
¥ Non-toxic latex tile grout or Thin-set (this is available at the hardware store).
¥ A plastic knife or craft stick to spread the grout.
¥ Small objects for the mosaic such as shells, pebbles, beads, charms, beach glass, buttons or old jewelry.
¥ Soft cloth or towel to clean up the pot.
What To Do:
- Make sure you have a craft mat or something to protect your work surface, this can be a messy project.
- Spread your objects out and think of how you would like to arrange them. Remember that once the objects are in the mosaic they cannot be moved.
- Use your knife to spread a small amount of grout onto the outside of the pot. Work on one small area at a time as the grout dries quickly. If you are using Thin-set follow the directions, mixing a small amount at a time. It should have the consistency of peanut butter.
- Press your objects into the grout. They should stick quickly.
- Move to the next section of the pot and continue.
- Allow the pot to dry overnight.
- Wipe the pot clean with a damp cloth to remove any grout residue.
- Plant a plant in your memory pot!