Tiled Topiary Eggs and Tree

Tiled Topiary Eggs and Tree

This project creates an elegant decoration for the kitchen or bathroom with mosaic tiled pastel colors. Or use this concept for a totally unique Easter decoration that's unlike anything the neighbors will have.

Mosaic Tile Tree and Egg Decorations

Materials:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Products:
    • Cone, 12"
    • Eggs, three 4" long
  • Sheets of 3/8" tile squares: two light glue; one blue; one pale peach; one peach; one mauve; one light green; one green; one dark green
  • Rubber gloves
  • Grout, white
  • Rubber spatula
  • Tile nippers
  • Old cloth
  • Lint-free cloth
  • Acrylic floor wax
  • Low temperature glue gun and glue sticks or white, thick craft glue
     

Instructions:

  1. Using tile nippers, cut small number of each color tile in half lengthwise and diagonally; these will be the filler pieces. Determine design and colors for eggs and cone; models shown include vertical and horizontal stripes, swirls and crosses. Glue tiles to foam shapes, using generous amount of glue. Firmly press tiles in place, leaving 1/4" space between them. Let dry.
     
  2. Following manufacturer's instructions, mix the grout. Wear rubber gloves while working with grout. Use spatula to work grout into gaps between tile pieces; wherever possible, fill gaps with small tile pieces. As you work, remove excess grout from tiles with a damp cloth. Be sure all cracks and gaps are firmly filled with grout.
     
  3. Let dry for 30 minutes and then use lint-free cloth to rub all excess grout from tiles. Let dry for 24 hours. Coat with floor wax to seal the surface.
     

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For more project ideas, please see styrofoamstyle.com.

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