Monday, April 7, 2008

Mosaic Switchplates Finished

Guess what I finally got to… yup, my mosiac switchplates!

This one is from that mirror that I broke


and this one is done out of buttons from my stash…


Aren't they cute! It really is a fun and easy project. If your interested this is a shot of the glue and grout that I used…


I'm sure there are many more options out there but this is what I used this time, got it from Jo Ann's and it worked great. There are easy to follow directions on the back too.

Here's a shot of my switchplates after I glued them. You can see the glue in some spots and that is OK because it dries clear and plus it get covered up with grout.

I was excited about the beach glass one I have here but the pieces didn't end up sticking, either I didn't use enough glue or they weren't flat enough on the side I glued. Bummer. I really like the other two though!


Let me know if you try this. I'd love to see what you come up with!

16 comments:

Cinnamonamon said...

Gorgeous!! I think I'm in love with the buttons one... ;) Mitch's hat is great, too...but why does it always take 1 ".25" skeins to make a hat...can't they put enough yarn in your average skein for an entire hat? These are the things that keep me up at night (haha).

momoftwinz said...

Love the switchplates...this even looks like something I could do..maybe I should give it a try. Will let you know if I do!

Alison Boon said...

I like the one with the buttons. I wish hubby would let me loose on ours. I have heaps of buttons.

Adrienne said...

How fun! I'd love to try something like that!

a friend to knit with said...

thanks jill!
maybe this summer the kids and i can do this.
i LOVE the sea glass.

Bea said...

That is such a great idea! What an awesome kids craft, I love it! Your switchplates turned out awesome!

Michaela Dollar said...

Cute! Are there any patterns out there for knitted swith plate covers? Hmmmm....

Kaet said...

such a cool idea! i like them all and it looks like a fun project.

Oiyi said...

Very cool!

ginny said...

I especially love the button one. I might have to try something like that for my sewing room! Thanks for sharing the info on the materials (glue and grout) that you used.

garn said...

How fabulous are those!?!? Love the button plate. Very fun. Wish I could make these here. Switchplates just aren't the same.

bari said...

Love the buttons too! So very cute!

Nora said...

Very creative - the possibilities are endless!

pink-petal-designs said...

hi , you have a lovely blog, i love these. what a great idea
Sarah x

juicyknits said...

What a cool idea! The first thing I did was to check whether I can do it with mine.

ali said...

love the botton one!