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4 Fun Hobbies and Interests Inspired by Mosaic Art Making


(3 min read) Mosaic art is a popular art form that inspires people to create something beautiful. Mosaics artwork can be made with materials and objects. The designs can reflect anything from natural landscapes to abstract designs. With mosaic art being so versatile in where it can be installed and how it can look, this creative expression has encouraged others to pursue similar hobbies and interests. Here are some fun, creative, and exciting pursuits you can easily try if you love making mosaic designs.


Cross-stitching

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Cross-stitching is the fine art of embroidering tiny stitches, counting, and following a prescribed pattern of colors. It’s a unique hobby that’s easy to learn but takes a lot of practice and precision to master. This is because cross-stitching encourages you to focus, even while pursuing this calming and soothing pastime.


Collage Making

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Photo by Max Letek.

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Photo by Dinh Pham

Collage art involves cutting and pasting photographs to make a new piece. Memories of childhood arts and crafts projects might come to mind, but you can create distinct works of art with collage making. Try combining photos of different colors, textures, and shapes. This form of creativity is also an ingenious way to showcase your favorite images.


Bead mosaic patterns

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Photo by Sally Mahoney (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Perhaps one of the most popular or trending forms of mosaic art today, diamond or bead mosaic designs are about laying colored beads or crystals onto a large white backdrop. Bead mosaics often come in kits that you can buy at hobby or crafts stores. Or you can take Sally’s lead and create a beaded masterpiece of your own.


Jigsaw puzzles

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Photo by Zoltan Matuska.

Even if you aren’t into intricate designs or patterns, solving jigsaw puzzles is an excellent way to occupy your time. Who doesn’t enjoy taking on the challenge of working on a giant or complicated puzzle? After all that hard work and effort, consider framing your finished masterpiece for everyone to marvel at.


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C. Tensuan

C. Tensuan

Carla Tensuan is a specialized content writer and visual arts enthusiast who writes about the arts, mosaic art, Interior Design, and the latest trends in decor.

44 Comments

  1. Sabina Green
    October 21, 2021 at 5:17 am — Reply

    I love crafting, cross stitching is something that I find very enjoyable and therapeutic

  2. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    October 21, 2021 at 5:32 am — Reply

    My girls have made something similar to the bead mosaic patterns before. They are quite calming to make.

  3. Rosey
    October 21, 2021 at 6:31 am — Reply

    I’m sure using the beads is time consuming. I bet it’s worth it though, when the project is complete.

  4. Catherine
    October 21, 2021 at 12:17 pm — Reply

    Wow! Bead Mosaic Patterns made my jaw drop. This will be an amazing decoration for my house!

  5. Krysten Quiles
    October 21, 2021 at 1:31 pm — Reply

    I never even thought to put those together, but it totally makes sense!

  6. Rhian Westbury
    October 21, 2021 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    I love cross stitch and jigsaw puzzles but I am really bad at finding the time to do them more x

  7. Renata Feyen
    October 21, 2021 at 4:34 pm — Reply

    I used to do a lot of puzzles when I was a kid – so much fun

  8. Thena Franssen
    October 21, 2021 at 10:24 pm — Reply

    I have always wanted to try bead painting! This post really helped with motivation and I’m ready to try!

  9. Fay D
    October 22, 2021 at 2:35 am — Reply

    There are some really fun ideas and interesting ones too on here!

  10. Sarah L Stockley
    October 22, 2021 at 3:26 am — Reply

    I used to love putting collages together, my daughter is doing art at school and often I like to help her out.

  11. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    October 22, 2021 at 3:46 am — Reply

    That’s interesting to hear. I think my girls would love to take up cross stitching, they do love arts and crafts.

  12. RoseA
    October 22, 2021 at 5:16 am — Reply

    I just said the weather’s getting a little cooler so we should spend some time snuggling up and putting together a puzzle! We don’t do them often, but I do enjoy them when we do.

  13. Lyosha
    October 22, 2021 at 7:14 am — Reply

    never thought of these hobbies that way but it’s actually so true. I think cross stitching is the most common of them all

  14. Jupiter Hadley
    October 22, 2021 at 7:42 am — Reply

    I had never thought of these hobbies being related to mosacis, but once you hear that they are, it does make sense!

  15. Lyn
    October 22, 2021 at 9:59 am — Reply

    Some brilliant hobbies mentioned here – I do love doing puzzles myself and I have always loved making collages!

  16. Khush B.
    October 22, 2021 at 11:02 am — Reply

    I liked the idea of collage making it will so fun to do that. Even others are fun hobbies too.

  17. Paula Richie
    October 22, 2021 at 12:50 pm — Reply

    I have always loved creating collages–since junior high school. I find it to be very relaxing.

  18. rachel
    October 22, 2021 at 2:13 pm — Reply

    This must be why I LOVE cross stitching and puzzles so much!

  19. Catherine
    October 22, 2021 at 3:24 pm — Reply

    I bead mosaics look like so much fun! I only do puzzles but I used to cross stitch. Great ways to pass the time and fun hobbies to pick up.

  20. Luna S
    October 22, 2021 at 4:01 pm — Reply

    Cross stitching seems like it would be fun to do! I’ve seen my MIL do it and they turned out beautifully.

  21. Praj
    October 22, 2021 at 5:45 pm — Reply

    Wow I loved that cross stitch pattern. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Laura le Roux
    October 22, 2021 at 11:32 pm — Reply

    I have been looking at cross stitching – it looks so pretty but also looks like you need patience – lol which I don’t really have.

  23. Wan.
    October 23, 2021 at 3:49 am — Reply

    I did bead diamond thing one time. it is really relaxing. i loved cross stitching as a kid 😀 i still have a couple of unfinished ones at my mom’s XD and puzzle. who doesn’t love the puzzles!

  24. Lyosha
    October 23, 2021 at 4:55 am — Reply

    All the hobbies are very fun. How about to add crystal mosaics to it as well? i think it’s closer to the mosaics than other options

  25. P.Z.
    October 23, 2021 at 7:36 am — Reply

    My husband has recently got a ceramic mosaic kit with his zodiac sign, I can not recommend enough this as a hobby, JIGSAWS are also good fun!.
    Great post!

  26. Lavanda Michelle
    October 23, 2021 at 3:23 pm — Reply

    My daughters love puzzles and making bead art. They all look so beautiful once finished. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Nina S.
    October 23, 2021 at 4:38 pm — Reply

    We do lots of jigsaw puzzles as a family as we love putting together the designs, pictures, lines and colours.

  28. Erika Jane
    October 24, 2021 at 9:06 pm — Reply

    The bead mosaic looks really interesting!

  29. Villanueva Jennifer
    October 24, 2021 at 9:08 pm — Reply

    Awesome form of arts! Add macrame and crochets to it.. i’d love to do all of this in my lifetime!

  30. Mel. C.
    October 25, 2021 at 11:33 am — Reply

    I just love this and am always working on puzzles as it is so great for the mind. Very cool post and always enjoy popping in to learn the latest and the greatest from you 😉

  31. Sondra Barker
    October 25, 2021 at 1:24 pm — Reply

    My family loves crafts! I’ve never tried cross stitching but jigsaw puzzles are right up my alley.

  32. Kelly Bolen
    October 25, 2021 at 8:41 pm — Reply

    I love DIY’s and crafting. I made a mosaic glass piece last year, and I love it! I may need to try some of the bead ones!

  33. Michael
    October 26, 2021 at 6:50 am — Reply

    Corss stitching! It did not cross my mind that it’ll fall under here but yeah. It actually make sense. Good one!

  34. Edyineth Melgarejo
    October 26, 2021 at 11:23 am — Reply

    They look amazing! I love crafting and working on puzzles make me feel relaxed!

  35. William Lek
    October 26, 2021 at 2:10 pm — Reply

    Thank you, I’ve just been looking for information about this topic for a long time and yours is the greatest I have discovered till now. However, what about the conclusion? Are you sure in regards to the source?

  36. Renata Feyen
    October 26, 2021 at 5:56 pm — Reply

    My granddaughter of 5 love to do the mosaic bead crafting

  37. Aisa A
    October 26, 2021 at 7:07 pm — Reply

    I didn’t know these different hobbies all relate to mosaics, wow! Even cross-stitching, never imagined that. I would love to do bead mosaic works.

  38. Levy
    October 27, 2021 at 2:21 am — Reply

    from your list, I tried cross stitching and solving puzzles. Thanks for this.

  39. Erika
    October 27, 2021 at 8:54 pm — Reply

    The collage making looks fun too! I used to do that when I was a kid

  40. Monz Melecio
    October 27, 2021 at 10:30 pm — Reply

    I am not into arts, but I love doing DIY crafts and I love puzzles too during my spare time

  41. T.
    October 28, 2021 at 9:59 am — Reply

    Ahh, this makes me miss doing jigsaw puzzles with my kids! And I’ve always wanted to try these hobbies, especially collage making.

  42. Angel Enero
    October 28, 2021 at 12:28 pm — Reply

    I love crafting! And I love cross stitching, I missed my high school days. I would love to try that bead mozaic patterns.

  43. Lily Lily
    October 30, 2021 at 1:12 am — Reply

    Collage making is more of my thing. I want to make a diy Canva of a collage of my photos

  44. Kathy Kenny
    October 31, 2021 at 4:46 pm — Reply

    I actually do a lot of crafting. I used to do cross stitching and now I’m doing diamond painting. I believe that yes they are both inspired by mosaics.

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