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Mosaic Coated Glass Cachepot

Mosaic Coated Glass Cachepot

If you want to bring a little bit of the joy of sunny afternoons into the house, start by putting flowers in their special nooks.

Or every house, you know!

You can put bouquets of flowers in pots with water or you can buy vases with flowering plants. So, with a little care, you'll always have a little flower nearby.

And even those small, well-stocked supermarket vases, for example, look amazing if you add a special touch like this mosaic cachepot.

Details like this demonstrate all his affection with his house and with who lives in it. And you can do it for yourself. Come on!?


  • 1 glass base for cachepot (this is 13 cm high by 13 cm in diameter at the widest part);
  • Ruler;
  • Pen for overhead projector and permanent thin-tip pen;
  • White flexible grout;
  • Silicone and plastic spatulas;
  • Neutral silicone (if it is a tube, you will also need a silicone gun);
  • Small spatula to pass silicone (spatula 24 - dental instrument) or ice cream stick;
  • Small glass base to place silicone;
  • 1 glass cutter;
  • Kerosene for the cutter;
  • Pliers;
  • Cutting torques;
  • Colored glasses: shades of red and white;
  • Squares of orange glass of 1 × 1 cm;
  • 8 Glass gems 1 cm in diameter in yellow amber color;
  • Alcohol or acetone;
  • Cloths;
  • Scissors;
  • Stiletto blade;
  • Gloves and apron;
  • Protective goggles.

Cachepot Risk and Basis

To begin, print out the risk of the drawing. Click on the template image to download it to your computer.

Download Templates

Click here to download the download files to your computer (PDF)

Way of doing

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This is the basis for the cachepot. She looks like a glass vase. It measures 13 cm high by 13 cm in diameter at the widest part, the mouth of the vessel.

You can find this glass vase in glass packaging houses or handicrafts.

You can choose a larger model if you want, just put a larger number of flowers.

Wash base with detergent and allow to dry.

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Separate eight 1 cm diameter glass buds amber yellow or dark yellow.

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Separate pieces of red glass.

Prefer a glass without much transparency.

Also separate the risk already cut and the cutting material: cutter filled with kerosene, pliers and marker pen for overhead projector.

We're going to need eight flowers for our cachepot.

Each flower has six petals. So we're going to need 48 petals.

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Put the scratch on the glass and scratch it with the overhead pen.

Cut of the mosaic petals

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The cutter needs to be with kerosene inside its container and have its lid lightly unbolted to let the kerosene, which is the vehicle of the cut, come out.

Start by cutting the underside of the petal.

Position the cutter within the line of scratch and run, cutting forward or backward, as if to feel more comfortable.

Just do not go and go back with the cutter in the same place.

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Hold the glass firmly and place the pliers near the edge close to the cut.

With the cut side facing up, break down.

Wear gloves and goggles.

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Now cut one side of the petal in this way. Break.

Then cut the other side of the petal. Cut all petals.

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Separate the already cut petals and the glass gems.

Mosaic Collage in Cachepot

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Also separate the base of the already dried cachepot.

The silicone, the glass to put the silicone, the spatula odontológica or toothpick of ice cream and also a fluffy cloth to support the pot.

Pass a generous layer of silicone all over the petal, spreading well.

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Begin to raise the edge of the vessel.

Glue the petal by squeezing with your finger to spread the silicone.

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Now pass a generous layer of silicone on a gem.

Glue the yolk near the petal, thus making the kernel of the flower.

And from there go past the silicone and pasting the other petals, until forming the whole flower.

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The flowers will be placed randomly, one half-docked in the other, one down and one up.

So paste the petal of the second flower attached to the underside of the first.

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Then glue the yolk and then the other petals forming the flower.

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And so on, stick all eight flowers without having to worry about arranging them symmetrically.

Glue one side of the cachepot, let it dry and turn to paste the rest.

Always do this: first glue a petal marking the flower's place, then glue the yolk and then glue the other petals.

How to Make Cachepot Mosaic Border

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With the flowers glued, separate the squares of 1 × 1 cm of orange glass.

To learn how to cut your comics see the Glass Cutting Tutorial Lesson 1.

Here we will also need the silicone and the bonding material.

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Pass silicone on the square. Stick close to the edge of the cachepot and squeeze with your finger.

Paste the other squares forming the edge of the cachepot.

Do not forget to leave the gap between the boxes.

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To end the border, if it does not fit a whole square, mark the leftover with the thin point pen.

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Cut the leftover markings, as we learned earlier.

And paste the square in place.

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Then start the bottom line of squares.

Fills the entire line, forming the orange border of the cachepot. Let it dry.

Cleaning Mosaic Silicone Leftovers

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Before we begin filling the bottom of the cachepot, let's clean the leftovers from silicone.

To do this use a piece of stiletto blade.

Break part of a wide stiletto blade, with the help of the stylus, as if you were going to draw a bad end, you know?

Wrap duct tape on this small blade to have more comfort to work with.

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Scrape with this small blade all the silicone leftovers around the small pieces we glued into the cachepot.

How to Make Cachepot Mosaic Background

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Separate pieces of milky white glass and a cutting torqué.

It is best if you have small pieces of white glass. That's why I keep the remains of larger cuts.

But if you have not, use pieces of a board.

The pincers work like pliers, but have cutting discs.

Cut the glass by closing the screwdriver on each piece.

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With the torquês, cut small pieces, irregular and of several formats of white glass.

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Let's fill the bottom irregularly, fitting each piece together.

Separate a piece of glass. See where it fits.

Pass silicone over the piece of white glass to be glued.

Stick to the chosen spot by squeezing the silicone to spread.

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Try to stick pieces of glass that do not need adjustment - but if you have to make any adjustments, do it without crises!

Mark the leftover with the fine point pen.

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Cut the leftover glass in the marking, as we learned earlier.

Glue the piece of glass in place.

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So fill the whole bottom, fitting one piece to the other randomly.

Try to stick small pieces because of the curvature of the base.

Let it dry well.

Cleaning the Pen Marks in the Mosaic

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After drying, wipe the pen marks by wiping a clean, dry cloth soaked with alcohol or acetone in the tile.

How to Grout the Mosaic

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Now let's rejoin.

For this, we will need white grout, a mixing bowl, a spatula or spoon and a silicone spatula.

Mix the grout with water as recommended by the manufacturer. Make a homogenous and pasty dough.

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Place the lying down cachepot on the fluffy cloth.

With the silicone spatula, spread the grout over the mosaic, passing it from side to side, filling all the spans.

Grout one side, expect to dry and grout the other - or hold the cachepot inside and grout all at once.

Remove any excess with the spatula.

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Remove excess grout with finger.

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With your finger, pass the grout from the edges of the cachepot.

Always against the play, never running a finger.

Do this first on the bottom edge.

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Turn and also past the grout at the edge of the mosaic at the top.

Let it dry well, about 4 hours.

After drying, remove excess grout from the tile with a clean, dry cloth.

And your flowerpot is ready!

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Lots and lots of flowers to brighten your life!

And the best is that as the cachepot is glass it can be wet, so use without moderation!

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