Remember this sweet blue planter (4th image down)? Well, it got knocked off a windowsill and fell to its demise. RIP pretty blue planter.
The good news is I was able to re-purpose the pieces to make a nifty mosaic-esque coffee table tray. Here’s what I used:
Two 50 cent mugs from Goodwill (to break into pieces) + gorilla glue + the broken planter + a $2 wooden tray from Goodwill.
The “tray” is more of a wooden trivet. It’s about 8″ x 8″.
I put the mugs and the broken planter in a few layered plastic bags. I took them outside with a hammer and broke them into pieces. (Yes, I’m sure my neighbors thought I was crazy.)
I traced a rough outline of the area of the tray that would be the mosaic. I then tentatively set out the pattern I wanted.
Then, I started gluing! As I went, I ended up not following my tentative plan as I saw better spots for each “tile.”
Voila! A unique coffee table tray .
Chris thinks I should add grout between the tiles, but I kind of like how it looks this way. We’ll see!