Aleene's® High Heel Mosaic
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Aleene's® High Heel Mosaic

Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue™ is the best all-purpose glue! Even hard to hold mosaic tiles are easy to glue with Aleene's®). Pick any pattern design and create a pretty mosaic box!
Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue(TM)
  • Mosaic Tiles
  • Flat-back Marble
  • Wheeled Nippers
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Wood Box (or Wood Surface of Choice)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Protective Eyewear
  • Glass Jar (Optional)
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Select tile pieces of your choice. I have used mirror tile and stained glass mosaic pieces for my design.

Step 2 You can use any design pattern of your choice for your project. For my high-heel pattern, I went online to find a shoe style that I loved and traced the design onto a cereal box. I love to use cereal boxes for my patterns because of their durability -- and it's easy to store the lightweight pieces.

Step 3 Paint box desired color. Let dry completely. Transfer pattern to box top with pencil.

Step 4 Use the wheeled nippers to cut your tiles to the desired shapes. Several shape choices are: cutting your tile in half or in quarters, or take those quarters and cut them into triangles. Remember to use protective eyewear whenever you are cutting tiles.

Step 5 Once your tiles are cut, it's time to start gluing. Here's a quick tip: keep your bottle of Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue(TM) tip down in a glass jar. Then the glue is always ready to squeeze.

Step 6 Apply a dab of Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue(TM) to the back of each tile and glue in place following your pattern lines as a guide. Cut pieces to fit specific areas within your design.

Step 7 If you are using a flat-back marble in your design, be sure to glue it in at the toe and then glue in the mosaic tiles around the marble.

Step 8 Here's a close-up look at the slight variation of tile colors to complement the design. I also glued mirrored tiles along the edge of the box. For this project, I chose not to grout my mosaic. If you do want to grout, be sure to let your glued pieces dry completely before grouting.


 

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Heidi Borchers courtesy of cool2craft.