Mosaic Tea Light

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Hi All,

This is a recycle glass bottle project where you can create beautiful mosaic tea lights for your home

I am using Olives glass jar, which I cut using a bottle cutter which I made few months back, link

https://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Bottle-Cutt...

Step 1: What Do We Need ?

Material

  • Multi colored glass beads ( flat )
  • Glass jar
  • PVA glue or fevicol
  • Tooth pick
  • White cement
  • Tea Light candle

Step 2: Glass Beads

  • Clean the glass surface with soap and water, wipe it with a soft cloth and let it dry
  • I am using pva glue to stick the glass beads in place, I do not like hot glue
  • The pva glue can be removed and we can adjust beads we we want
  • I started with one line of blue beads at the bottom and one at the top
  • With green and red beads make design
  • Keep a watch on the position of beads, they tend to slip away, adjust them using the tooth picks
  • Use a fan to speed up drying process
  • Best results if we let it dry for 24 hours

Step 3: Cement

  • Once the pva glue has dried, it will become transparent, only then start with this step
  • Add 2 spoons of white cement to 1/2 spoon of water, mix well to form a paste
  • Apply cement paste to fill the gaps and make a even layer
  • Leave it for 15 minutes, then with moist cloth, wipe the glass beds clean
  • Apply more cement paste where needed and clean the glass beads
  • Let it dry for 24 hrs

Step 4: Finishing

  • Let the thing dry for 24 hrs
  • All the glass beads are clearing visible from inside
  • Since the glass beads are flat and glass jar is not, you may see some cement, do not worry about it
  • Apply a layer of clear coat or pva glue on cement to give a glossy look
  • Light a candle and place in the this and enjoy the it's beauty

Let me know your comments and suggestion, Since this was my first attempt, I kept the design simple

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