My latest project is literally for the birds. It is a mosaic birdhouse designed to look like an old western tavern. It’s a piece that I created for my grandfather. It will make an interesting home for resident birds.
The mosaic birdhouse was constructed using a wooden birdhouse from Michael’s. For tiling, I used broken pieces of earth tone china for the larger areas and smaller blue glass tiles to trim the edges. Java chip earl drops line the columns. To give it a more Western feel, I staggered pennies on the roof to evoke a feeling of weathered copper. Scrabble tiles fit perfectly as a tavern sign spelling out “The Roost”. When grouting, it’s a good idea to cover the Scrabble tiles so that the grout doesn’t dull them. After grouting, seal them with Weldbond.
Birdhouses are quick, creative mosaic projects. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Incorporate leftover material from other projects to make a unique, personalized design. Best of all mosaic birdhouses make great gifts.