Do as the Romans Do: 20 Mosaic Project Ideas

Take a hint from the ancient Romans and decorate your home with lavish mosaic art projects. Did you know that it was common for the wealthiest citizens to have four dining rooms – one for each season? At the House of the Faun in Pompeii, each dining room is decorated in mosaics with colors and symbols reminiscent of each season.

Even though such luxurious living is rare today, you can still decorate your home with that ancient art style and feel as though you are royalty. No matter where you put them, these 20 mosaic project ideas from FaveCrafts, AllFreeHolidayCrafts, and AllFreeKidsCrafts will freshen up any room in the house.

Don’t be afraid to make this art form your own. Creating mosaics is easier than it looks. There are so many ways to can make one, and the results are always inspiring.

In the spirit of the House of the Faun, these mosaic project ideas have been divided by season, but they really look lovely no matter what time of the year.  Here, you will find mosaics for the garden, kitchen, dining room, office, and more. Get ready to feel like a Roman goddess!

 

Make a Mosaic for the Springtime Garden

Concrete PlanterThe following mosaic art projects would look great in your garden next spring. As you take a leisurely stroll through your garden, you will be surrounded by beautiful art. That’s enough to make anyone feel like an empress!

1.  Mosaic Birdhouse

2.  Ivy Leaf Mosaic Hanging Pot

3.  Recycled Concrete Mosaic Planter

4.  Mosaic Bunny

5.  Decoupaged Mosaic Wine Bottle

 

 

How to Make Mosaic Art for Summer

Mosaic Stepping StoneThese mosaic art projects are great for outdoor décor like stepping stones. While you’re relaxing on the beach, don’t forget to pick up a few seashells for a refreshing summer craft. Enjoy bright colors and nature while you can, and craft this beautiful mosaic art.

1.  Mosaic Stepping Stone

2.  Mosaic Butterfly Stepping Stone

3.  Seashell Mosaic Wreath

4.  Mosaic Kaleidoscope Lamp

5.  Mosaic Sunflower

6.  Mosaic Sun Tray

7.  Mosaic Melted Bead Bowl

 

Mosaic Art Ideas for Autumn

Mosaic RoosterAs the leaves begin to change, you will notice that nature has a flair for creating mosaics of its own. Be inspired by the warm autumn colors and show Mother Nature that you can make mosaic art of your own. These art ideas are as beautiful as the changing trees. Come, see, and conquer a few mosaic projects this fall.

1.  How to Make a Pebbled Garden Mosaic

2.  Rooster Mosaic

3.  Paint Chip Mosaic Art

4.  Mosaic of Paint Chips

 

Simple Mosaic Projects for Winter

Stained Glass Mosaic LampWinter is a great time to make mosaic projects as gifts for family and friends. These art ideas and mosaic frame decorating is just the gift to warm your loved ones’ hearts. Amaze everybody on your list with handmade gifts fit for royalty.

1.  Mosaic Paper Heart

2.  Mosaic DIY Picture Frames

3.  Mosaic CD Picture Frame

4.  Stained Glass Mosaic Lamp

 

 

 

 

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While you’re adding beautiful mosaics to your yard, you might want to spruce up your garden even more with some decorative flower pots or painted watering cans. What better way to get the latest crafting ideas than by using our free eBook Garden Crafts? Not only are these ideas decorative and fun, but they are a great way to help the environment.

 

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Stay Warm with DIY Clothing Ideas!

Brrr…it’s cold outside! Don’t sacrifice fun times in the snow because of frigid temperatures, bundle up the DIY way! If you look forward to venturing outdoors this season, you and your loved ones can stay toasty warm this sampling of super-cozy hats, headwraps, and sweaters from AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com. Let your little ones join in the fun with some wearable winter crafts for kids. The whole family can get creative with these seasonal projects and make memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re strapped for cash or short on time, don’t fret. These winter wearables are easy and inexpensive. You and your family will be fashionable even in the most frigid temperatures.



 

DIY Clothing Projects for Kids

A darling headband is the perfect accessory for your newborn to wear to a family gathering. One of our many free crochet patterns will teach you how to make insanely adorable earmuffs for your toddler. Plus, these winter crafts are as affordable as they are charming.

 

DIY Winter Hats and Scarves

Beat the winter winds with a handmade knit hat pattern or crochet scarf pattern. These warm winter accessories are just the thing to keep Jack Frost from nipping at your nose!

 

DIY Clothing for Adults

Whether you’re going out or staying in this winter, this collection of tops has something to suit you. You can learn how to knit a sweater that is perfect for lounging around the house, or how to decorate a tee so that it’s seasonal and chic.

 

Wintery DIY Accessories

Nothing completes your winter-ready outfit quite like a sparkly accessory. We have a selection of snow-themed DIY earrings that will teach you how to turn a few beads and some wire into a pair of cute earrings.

FaveCrafts 365 Creativity and the Seasons…

Do the seasons effect your creativity? Do you think weather plays a role in when, how, or why you craft? This video takes a look at this train of thought. I tend to be the most creative during Spring and Fall. The colors of these seasons motivate and inspire me. How about you?

Learn how to use that spark of inspiration from the seasons and pack rat ideas, thoughts, and creativity for the off times during the year!

Some seasonal projects from FaveCrafts.com:

Spring is in the air with this sweet group of Spring Front Door Wreaths! Click HERE.

Summer is cool and breezy with this fun group of projects for Beach Totes. Click HERE.

Fall is such a colorful and spicy time of year, enjoy making this amazing set of dinnerware! Click HERE.

Old Man Winter will become an instant friend with this hot set of 15 winter ready knitting projects. Click HERE.

Colorful Pumpkin Ornaments – Guest Blog

I just LOVE the Fall season and around the middle of the Summer I start thinking about Fall and my Fall decorations.

It’s also a time of the year that drives my husband crazy. Unfortunately that’s my fault. You see I REALLY LOVE the Fall season. And I LOVE to DECORATE for the Fall – which means work for him dragging all my floral decorations and Fall decorations up from the basement.

Now it wouldn’t be so bad if I only had a few decorations and a few trips up the stairs.

Au contraire! Did I mention I LOVE FALL?

I can’t do anything in moderation. No – not me!

I like a LOT and I like BIG – which means big floral arrangements and big dolls.

And, all this means MANY, MANY trips up the stairs. My poor husband.

Fall just seems to drive my creativity. It happens each and every year and I have no control over it – or at least I like to think I don’t!

Well, a couple of years ago my Fall creativity must have been at an all time high as I designed over 100 patterns at that time for my Linda Walsh Originals website.

One of those designs was a trio of pumpkin ornaments.  My pumpkin ornaments are a fun group of “crazy guys” to make for the Fall.  They are 2″ cloth pumpkin ornaments with embroidered faces who just like to hang out just about anywhere.

Hang’em up! Stick’em in a bowl of potpourri!  Line them up on a shelf or even add them to a fall wreath. I hang some of mine from the door knobs in my kitchen and line others up in a long bowl surrounded by miniature cinnamon pumpkins.

They may be similar in size, but their diversity of color and position of their embroidered faces make them unique.  And, they are happy about that.  They figure that it’s okay to be similar and part of a trio, but they each have there own personality which is reflected in their color and their face.  And, that they are happy about, too.  They’re just a trio of ornaments – punkin ornaments that is!

Guest Contribution: Crochet Scarecrow

The Autumn season is quickly approaching and with that comes the falling leaves, the Halloween spooks and the scarecrows. Autumn really is my favorite time of year. I love watching the leaves change colors and seeing everyone’s decorations put up around their house. We had a really cute decoration come to us from Julianne Sudbrink of InkyBinkyProductions.com Here is a little bit about Julianne and her scarecrow crafting:

“I love to crochet but not your Grandma’s crochet!!! I love to crochet with a three dimensional look using the latest colors and techniques. My favorite time of year is the Fall and Autumn months. I feel this is the prettiest time of the year with all of the bright colors. I just had to create these scarecrows to add to my store at Etsy to please the child in all of us.”

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Scarecrows really do bring out the fun during the Autumn season. I personally can’t get enough of this scarecrow. I think I’m going to have to make one for myself!

If you like this scarecrow you should check out the scarecrow wobbler and the scarecrow wreath!

Favorite Summer Sweaters

My fiance and I went for an evening walk last night. It made me feel like an old married couple – and I kind of liked it. We left the house around 9:00 and were out for about 40 minutes or so. The cool night air was super refreshing compared to this past weekend of upper 90-degree heat without any relief in the evening.

I will admit I wasn’t dress properly, I wore a tank top and shorts thinking it would still be pretty warm and I was sure wrong. The somewhat cold feeling was welcome, though, after living in a house with a broken air conditioner for the past several days. So that was that. I’m getting older and enjoying romantic walks around the neighborhood on cool summer evenings. Yay.

I came across a few fun knitting patterns – for those of you quick knitters – perfect for summer nights when we want a little extra comfort in a nice lightweight sweater.

Cardigan Wrap with Lace Collar

Pocket Cardigan

Poncho with Buttons

Make sure you check out these Spring knitting projects as well!


Spring is Finally Here

After the long winter we’ve had with all the ice and snow I am so ready for Spring time. I love when the grass starts to turn green and the leaves grow back on the trees. All the pretty flowers begin to bloom again. The sky is bright blue with the sun shining down on my face making me smile. All the brightly colored things make me feel warm and happy inside. These colors don’t necessarily have to be outside though. I found this craft that can bring bright colors inside your home and still bring that smile to your face. Gerbera Daisies are one of my favorite flowers and now it can sit in my home or your home.

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It doesn’t take long to make this craft and once it’s done you’ll just feel good about yourself. The best part about having these flowers in your home is you don’t have to water them or worry about them getting too much sun. The flowers are silk and come on ladies, who doesn’t like silk? So get crackin’ and make your home shine with color.