Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mixed Media Brick Doorstop



I made this doorstop when I just started getting interested in crafting a couple of years ago.  Unfortunately, I do not have a step-by-step tutorial for you, as at the time I made this, blogging about this some day never even entered my mind !

It is actually very straightforward - when using Mixed Media, the possibilities are endless.  You can use just about anything you like.

Everything I have used (except the standard building brick) is available at large craft stores, especially stores specialising in mosaic tiles for crafting.

When I made this doorstop, I first used small square mirror tiles and glued {any strong glue - mirror silicone, wood glue or extra strength Bostik} my chosen word, which was LOVE, in the center of the brick.

Then, starting from the outer edges I adhered larger mosaic tiles - to the top {the doorstop is now on its side}, and all four sides.  Use tile grouting to fill the spaces in between the tiles as well as the far outer edges. This can be painted but I opted for the light grey natural shade of the grouting.

I applied glue to all the open areas - filled them with green glass sand and three cute little flowers, making sure to press everything into the glue and added a dash of glue here and there where extra were needed.

Lastly  :  IMPORTANT - I have laminated floors therefore I cut and glued a piece of felt to the same size as the bottom of the brick, now we just use our feet to shift the doorstop into place without scratching the floor!

Although I have used a standard size building brick, you can use a half size or even a stepping stone which is available at most gardening stores as well as building supply stores.

I have made stepping stones using mosaic tiles as well... I placed one or two in pot plants outside, where the sun's rays bounces off lovely.

Seeing as it is our gardening season, I will be making some more and share them with you - this time step-by-step.

Bye-bye now


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7 comments:

  1. Well that's just practical and fun!! Thanks for the tip about the felt on the bottom too!

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  2. Wow, your doorstep is awesome!! You did a fantastic job. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! :)

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  3. Sooo fun! I love how it looks like a tiny brick house. I'm enjoying your awesome holiday ideas!

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  4. This is such an original idea!
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  5. What a great idea, and it turned out great! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  6. Such a great gift idea! Loved and pinned. Thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays.

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