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Mosaic on a budget — DIY mosaic hacks that will brighten your home.

(3 min read) If you want to reduce waste, get creative, and make staying home a lot more fun, try your hand at these gorgeous DIY mosaic hacks. Your living space has never looked that good!

Hand Made Door Number Mosaic

Want to add a sprinkle of magic to your front door? Spruce up the traditional door numbers by inlaying broken tiles, glass, dishes or shells into a piece of wood or tile, you can order a pre-made number or even design your own digits! A great way to up-cycle that broken crockery.

Black digits are spruced up with a broken floral tile.
Simple black digits are spruced up with a broken floral tile. Tutorial by Black and Decker.

Colorful house number mosaic DIY
Get quirky and colorful by bordering existing door numbers with funky shapes and patterns!

Wonderful, creative ‘welcome home’ mosaic DIY
These wavy patterns make a wonderful, creative ‘welcome home’.

DIY Mosaic Table Top

Personalize your bedroom or kitchen with a gorgeously easy table-top mosaic, simple add tile paste and add your choice of broken glass, pebbles or tile! The perfect, inspiring accompaniment for your morning croissant or bedtime reading lamp.

Citrus tones mosaic table DIY.
Sinfully simple, these citrus tones breathe life into a minimalistic bedroom. Image by Handimania.

Beautiful table mosaic DIY
If you have a wide variety of tiles, try a hodge-podge of color for a retro, funky feel.

Gorgeous mosaic table DIY
Simple aqua shades make this basic table feel like a tropical Greek getaway! Tsatsiki anyone? Photo by Hometalk.

Mosaic DIY table with gorgeous plum design.
If you want to test your creative flair, attempt some more intricate designs like this gorgeous peacock plum.

Broken CD Birdbath

Have you ever noticed that oddly hypnotic holographic glow on the back of CD’s? Put that beauty to use by smashing up old, unused CD’s and sticking them to a pre-existing birdbath for a shimmering garden upgrade. Don’t own a birdbath? No worries, use a large plate or tray!

Birdbath mosaic DIY
Enchanting, mystical, and completely free. We won’t tell if you won’t 😉

Purple mosaic bird bath diy
Holographic purple gives a truly opulent shimmer to your sunny spaces.

Stunning bird bath mosaic diy
The birds are sure to leave you 5 stars after visiting this beauty! DIY by Misadventuresofvictoria.

Broken China Mosaic Pots

Never fret over smashed China again; it can be made into something even more beautiful! Upgrade your planters and pots with a slick of floral mosaic. Less waste, more nature, more beauty.

Beautiful mosaic pot diy
Less waste, more creativity. Tutorial by Kenarry.

Mosaic pot diy
With such a variety of crockery available, the style choices are endless! Mosaic by The Mosaic Butterfly.

Stunning mosaic pot diy
With such a variety of crockery available, the style choices are endless! Mosaic by The Mosaic Butterfly.

Pot mosaic diy that is fun to make
Get classic with romantic rose pinks and floral decals. Mosaic by The Mosaic Butterfly.

DIY Mosaic Gazing Ball

Add a sphere of color and mystery to your outdoor spaces with a DIY mosaic gazing ball.

With complete versatility in color, size, and style, these centerpieces look gorgeous hidden in rockeries or lush, leafy sections. You can use a tennis ball, a football, or a bowling ball!

Home accents will look stunning placed in rockeries and flower beds.
From swirls, patches, to floral designs, these home accents will look stunning placed in rockeries and flower beds. DIY by The Garden Glove.

Beautiful mosaic ball diy
I’ll take 50, please.

Glass beads mosaic ball diy
Use dollar store glass beads to add some fun to your flower beds! A great one for the kids. DIY by House of Howthornes.

Are you feeling inspired to create your own budget DIY mosaics? I know I am!

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  1. Hannah Marie Scott
    April 8, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Woah this is super cool! I remember making paper mosaics as a kid but these hacks are way cooler!

  2. Amber Myers
    April 8, 2020 at 11:16 am

    I need to try these out! I need to brighten up some spots, especially now since I’m in my home so much.

  3. Lisa
    April 8, 2020 at 11:45 am

    These are such smart DIY hacks! I especially like mosaic table tops and the china pots; I’ll be trying out a few ideas at home during this period.

  4. Ashlee
    April 8, 2020 at 11:46 am

    I got so excited as I read this article and saw all these amazing crafts! I especially love the bird baths and the revamped basketballs. Gave me so many ideas for what to do when my nephew and niece break stuff and for new fun projects!

  5. Stephanie
    April 8, 2020 at 11:49 am

    I love that these are all reusing materials already around the house. It’s a great way to use up something rather than sending it to the landfill. My boys love making mosaics with cut pieces from old magazines to hang in their bedrooms.

  6. Michelle J Cantu
    April 8, 2020 at 11:58 am

    My father in law and great grandfather had a great living making pottery and designing it with mosaics. They used old plates. These are great ideas. I’d love to try my hand.

  7. Krysten Quiles
    April 8, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    I love the idea of being able to do a mosaic on a budget, that way anyone can have one. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  8. Jessica Collazo
    April 8, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    This will be a great project to do during quarantine love the tables.

  9. Gigi
    April 8, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Okay! THIS would be a seriously FUN project to take part in right now considering we have a lot more time at HOME these days!

  10. Neely Moldovan
    April 8, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Oh I love the flower pot and I love the address on the house. Those are awesome ideas!

  11. Emi Div
    April 8, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    I like the simple black digits are spruced up with a broken floral tile. I will try it.

  12. Britt K
    April 8, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Oh wow, I LOVE the table done in shades of aqua. That would look STUNNING on my pool deck! I might have to tackle something like that…

  13. Marjie Mare
    April 8, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Everything is beautiful. It’s a perfect project that I could do at this time if I had your skills.

  14. HS
    April 8, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    It’s very cute! I love this. I will make a plan with my partner to decorate our room with this.

  15. Marie Phillips
    April 8, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    There are a lot of great ideas here. And I feel like these would work well to do some with my kids. Thanks for some great ideas.

  16. Maysz
    April 9, 2020 at 12:54 am

    Wow I love this I have a lots of unused CD’s so I would definitely try this DYI mosaic hacks! Thanks a lot!

  17. W
    April 9, 2020 at 12:57 am

    The handicraft is ingenious peoples every area of the globe is very rich and famous. Your hand made things like door number mosaic, table top, DIY mosaic gazing ball are amazing and beautiful…..

  18. Cristina Petrini
    April 9, 2020 at 3:58 am

    The house number in mosaic format is probably one of the things I love most. It gives personality to the house and talks about its owners.

  19. Kristen V
    April 9, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Your art work is gorgeous! I would love this in my flower garden

  20. catherine santiago jose
    April 9, 2020 at 9:38 am

    This is so amazing and I will definitely try making this project in our garden pots. Thank you for sharing this idea with us!

  21. Cheryl
    April 9, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Well, we all have the time on our hands these days to get a little creative and make a DIY mosaic. I really love the mosaics on the tables the most.

  22. Kristyn
    April 9, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Such talent you have! These are just beautiful!

  23. Melissa
    April 9, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Wow you make this looks so easy. Can’t wait to try.

  24. Sarah Ann
    April 9, 2020 at 11:50 am

    I did an entire university project on Roman mosaics and I loved them, I always wondered how I could incorporate mosaics into my own home, you’ve given me some great ideas, thanks!

  25. Lyosha
    April 9, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    wow! awesome diy ideas! Definitely good for current lock down situation, time for crafts!

  26. Charlene
    April 9, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    These are all incredible! Who knew it could be this easy to create a beautiful mosaic!

  27. Genny Gall
    April 9, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    I love art and I am very passionate about it, pretty sure I will be doing one of these activities at home

  28. Arugba Stanley
    April 9, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Amazing piece of hand made mosaics. They are really beautiful

  29. Lavern Moore
    April 9, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    I really like the coffee table with the peacock mosaic design. This is so artistic and creative!

  30. Lea
    April 9, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Some great ideas here, I am not too sure if I would be able to do the table deco as nice but would love to have a go at the door or house number signage

  31. Cindy Ingalls
    April 9, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    I’d love to try to make a table top. I need to change up my decor a bit.

  32. Christopher Mitchell
    April 9, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    I don’t quite yet have a house per se, but when I do this will come in hand haha

  33. Di Hickman
    April 9, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    I’ve had all the materials to make a mosaic birdbath for a while, just never around to it. Thanks for the motivation. Once the weather brightens up this weekend I’m gonna give it a go!

  34. Ramil Hinolan
    April 9, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    I like all the designs. They are colorful and they blended well with each other. How did you break all those colorful pieces? Are these tiles available in the hardware stores? the pieces seemed cut of the same size.

  35. Marysa
    April 9, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    These are awesome ideas! I would love to do a DIY bird bath. What a great way to upcycle broken ceramics.

  36. Jon Maldia
    April 9, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    These are beautiful. Also a great idea for an activity with the family.

  37. Flossie McCowald
    April 9, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    These are all gorgeous! The CD idea for the birdbath is beautiful – and I love the house numbers, too! Tempted to try a tabletop for our new back deck, though…now to find a table! 🙂

  38. Ebuka Emmanuel
    April 10, 2020 at 3:09 am

    All these mosaics are so beautiful. I remembered when I made the door number mosaic it was so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Joanna
    April 10, 2020 at 5:01 am

    The mosaic pots are so beautiful, they would brighten up the look of my garden. I like the DIY house number as well, reminds me of the Mediterranean countries.

  40. Eileen M Loya
    April 10, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Such pretty mosaic crafts! I wish I had that much talent to make stuff like that. I will still try, and start on a small project, like a flower pot first. Thanks for the inspiration!

  41. Melissa Cushing
    April 10, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Now these are mosaic projects that I can handle as a starter. I am a crater so I know that I can go for some of these project ideas. They are so cool and I especially love the house number plaque that you have pictured. I am totally making one for my house!

  42. Sophia
    April 10, 2020 at 10:50 am

    These are all absolutely stunning. I’m sure they add a beautiful touch to the home.

  43. Jackline A
    April 10, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Great DIy mosaic ideas. I really like the flower pot ideas

  44. Angela Campos
    April 10, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    These are all such great ideas! I love the pots and the address signs!!

  45. M
    April 10, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    This will surely help make my quarentine days productive …..surely gonna try the door number mosaic

  46. Catherine
    April 10, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    I’d love to do something like this with a piece in my home, especially patio furniture…I think it would look so beautiful. I just love mosaic art…thanks for the inspo!

  47. Christa
    April 10, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    I’ve been looking for a fun design project to do and this looks perfect! Thanks for the inspo.

  48. Sel
    April 10, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    I love these mosaic additions to my crafty side of me. I just never got to this part of crafting.

  49. MJ
    April 10, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    The bird bath mosaic is so cool, love that old cd/ dvd’s can be re-purposed like this.
    xo, MJ

  50. Jasmine Hewitt
    April 10, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    i thought about doing a mosaic garden urn during our social distancing period. would make a neat project!

  51. Lavern Moore
    April 10, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Oh wow, these gazing balls are so pretty. I wish I had the time to make it!

  52. Mariana
    April 10, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    All these mosaics are so beautiful!! And it’s a great activity to do while on quarantine. Thank you for the ideas.

  53. Pati Robins
    April 11, 2020 at 2:49 am

    Oh i love these ideas , i have never worked with mosaic before but these examples really got me inspired , i cannot wait for the lockdown to end so i can create my own door number

  54. Nati
    April 11, 2020 at 11:20 am

    These ideas are amazing! The results of the DIY are amazing and I think I could pull off one or two of them myself!

  55. Marjie Mare
    April 11, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    This is incredibly beautiful and creative.

  56. Aylin
    April 11, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Wow! These are incredible ideas. Something to keep us busy while at home.

  57. Peachy
    April 11, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    These DIY mosaic hacks are super nice and they are budget friendly too! I like it.

  58. Stacie Connerty
    April 23, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    I love this. To me mosaics are timeless works of art, and to be able to create a small one of my own….well that is special!

  59. Adrienne
    April 23, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    These are all so beautiful! I’d love to try my hand at the bird bath and outdoor table. I have the main pieces, just need to find some stuff to break! Thanks for the inspiration.