- 2lb Powdered Grout (I got mine from Hobby Lobby)
- Vases (I got several different colored vases from a thrift store)
- Pillowcase of sheet
- Protective eye wear (my Amazon referral link)
- Circular step stone mold
- Mixing Bowl
I bought glass vases from a local thrift store in a variety of colors to make mosaics. Below are the steps I took to prepare the glass for placement in the grout. I would recommend wearing gloves and eye protection.
To break the glass safely I put several vases inside an old sheet I was not going to use anymore. Then used a hammer to smash the glass until it was a size that was good for my molds. You could also do this in a pillowcase.
Once all the vases were broken to the extent that I wanted them to be I put them inside a plastic tote, so that I could grab what I needed once I was ready to make the mosaic. I ended up having a lot of left-over glass so this would be a good way to store your extra glass as well.
Using the powdered grout is fairly easy. You empty the contents into the mixing bowl and add equal part water.
Stir the grout and water until it is smooth and thick. After this has occurred you can pour the grout into the mold. Once the material is in the mold you can shake the mold to even out the substance. Then comes the fun step! You can put your glass pieces into the mold however you would like to!
After placing the glass pieces in the grout, let it sit in the mold for at least 24 hours for it can harden.
Once the grout is hardened you can take it out of the mold and place it as a decorative feature in your home or patio! My glass pieces were not all even and because of this it would not be ideal to step on as a steppingstone.