Learn to make DIY mosaic house numbers with this easy tutorial and video! We’ll show the easy way to mosaic without grout!
Hi Kenarry Readers! We’re Jennifer and Kitty from RunningWithSisters.com, and we have a mosaic project that is so pretty and so easy — Mosaic House Numbers! We discovered a fast way to make beautiful mosaics, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Even if you’ve never done a mosaic before, you can do this! The trick is no grout!
We will show you everything you need to get to make your own gorgeous mosaic house numbers. We’ll show you how to adhere your mosaic (again––no grout!) and how to arrange your tiles and things for best results. We’ve even included a video. Follow along as with the video, then use the instructions below to make your own!
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Materials To Make One Of The Mosaic House Numbers
- Wooden or MDF house numbers, about 9.5″ tall
- Black primer spray paint
- Picture hangers
- Mini tiles, assorted sizes
- Heart charms
- Lock charms
- Brass shank buttons (shanks removed)
- Cube beads, 4mm
- 100% Silicone, black
- Putty knife
Steps To Make One Of The Mosaic House Numbers
1. Spray paint the number black. Be sure to do both the front and the back, plus the sides.
2. Cover the front of the number with a 1/8-inch layer of black silicone. Squeeze the silicone out onto the number.
Use the putty knife to spread the silicone over the surface. It’s like frosting a cake!
3. To make the mosaic, press the keys into the silicone first. Next arrange the charms and buttons. Make sure each item is pressed down into the silicone.
4. Make a border with mini tiles using all tiles of the same color. If the keys or other items interfere with the border, just leave off the tile there. You can use a smaller tile or cube bead in the next step. The border doesn’t have to be 100% complete.
5. Fill in the spaces between the keys and tile border with the different mini tiles. Continue filling in spaces with smaller tiles. Then finally fill in the smallest spaces with the cube beads until almost all of the black silicone is covered.
Let the mosaic house numbers set up over night. You can use the silicone to adhere picture hangers to the backs of your numbers, too. We made three mosaic house numbers and chose to do each one in a different color, but we chose colors that go together. If you prefer you could do all your numbers in the same color story. Whatever you’d like!
If you have any questions while you’re working on your mosaic house numbers, just leave us a comment and we’ll reply. We want to help!
Jennifer & Kitty
Here are a few more mosaic projects from The O’Neil Sisters:
DIY Mosaic house numbers questions
Gloss or matte doesn’t matter since you will be covering it up with the mosaic materials. You want to pick out a multi-purpose spray paint like Rust-Oleum or Krylon.
If you don’t have silicone, you can also use an industrial-strength adhesive. Weldbond is known for being long-lasting and strong.
You can use scrap glass, pieces from a mirror, broken plates, seashells, and even beads. Have fun and be creative.
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