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How to Make a Broken China Mosaic Garden Shovel : Page 2 of 2

How to Make a Broken China Mosaic Garden Shovel

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Step 7

Step 7

Use a tile nippers to trim away the ridge.

Step 8

Step 8

Place a small drop of Gorilla glue on the china and start assembling your mosaic. Leave spacing in between for grout. (I apply Gorilla glue with a toothpick because you only need a small amount and it expands.)

Step 9

Step 9

Use an old spatula or putty knife to push the tile grout in between the china.

Step 10

Step 10

When I got to the sloped area of the shovel I used painter's tape to hold the china in place until the glue dried.

Step 11

Step 11

When you're done grouting use a sponge to wipe the excess grout off the top of the china. Don't let it dry.

Step 12

Step 12

When the grout is dry apply 4 coats of Minwax waterproof sealer or spray waterproof sealer to the entire shovel.

Mosaic Garden Shovel

I created this mosaic garden shovel over four years ago and it's held up well despite going through frigid Minnesota winters and humid summers. I leave most of my garden art outside all winter so it has to be durable. •

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Joy St. GermainJoy St. Germain started The Wildwood Cottage out of her love for art, stenciling and crafts. She's a hands on "Do It Yourselfer" that enjoys creating new and unique crafts. More »

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