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Mosaic Mirror

Mosaic Mirror Wall Hanging

Make your room feel larger and livelier with this mirrored work of art. Colorful glass mosaic tiles give the piece a disco ball look and cascade light into your space.

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    1. Using chalk, plot out guidelines for your design on the surface of the board. We used half circles but you can try wavy lines, swirls, geometric shapes — feel free to get creative!

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    2. Lay out a row or two of tiles in a pleasing pattern. To attach the tiles to the board, squeeze a small bead of mosaic tile adhesive out and press the tile down until the adhesive squeezes out the sides. The adhesive will dry clear.

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    3. Apply the tiles until you reach the first guideline, then introduce another color of mirror tile (we used Cyan blue).

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    4. Build several rows of the new two-color pattern, until you reach the second guideline. Introduce a third color.

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    5. Create a gradient, or ombre, effect by interspersing the colors. Continue building rows with the three colors until you reach the third guideline.

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    6. Finish with a solid color. Allow the adhesive to dry completely and cure for a few days.

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    7. Once the adhesive is completely dry and clear, mix the gray grout according to the instructions. Apply the grout mixture with a rubber spatula and push it into the gaps between the tiles.

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    8. Let the grout set for 15–20 minutes, then wipe the excess from the tiles with a damp cloth. When dry, wipe again and polish the tiles. TIP: This wall hanging will weigh 13 lb when completed, so make sure you set the finished piece on a sturdy surface to display or use reinforced nails to hang it.

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