Do you feel guilty every time you break something in your kitchen? Maybe you have chipped cups that you can’t bear to throw out.
You might not be able to use them for their intended purpose but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them in a repurposed way. We were excited to find this cute idea that involves recycling broken china into garden mosaic stepping stones.
You could use these in all sorts of ways, even hang them on your wall. Another idea is to add a stand and you have some handy little side tables. You can use broken china as mosaics for any and every project. How about jars, bowls, tins, clay pots, tables, we even saw a decorated bird house. Anything goes!
Broken China Stepping Stones Video
We have included a video tutorial that shows you how to make your own Broken China Garden Stepping Stones at home. To view, click Play above ^
Here’s what you need
- China Plates
- Paper Towels
- Plastic Wrap
Broken China Stepping Stones Instructions
It is very simple to make these Broken China Stepping Stones. You can wrap your plate in a towel and use a hammer to smash up your plate into smaller pieces.
You can use cake pans or foil baking pans for your molds and a good trick is to oil the pan and then insert plastic wrap so that you can then slide it out when your project has dried. Once you have added your cement mix, start adding your broken china. You want to create a nice edge so you may have to try all sorts of sizes to achieve your look.
If you find that water starts to float to the top, absorb with paper towel. You can find the full tutorial for the beautiful project above on the ‘Over The Big Moon’ Blog here.
The blue stepping stone project at the top of the page is from ‘Mid West Living’ and can be found here.