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Home Living : May 4th 2010
8 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, May 4, 2010 A gift with a personal touch » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING Forget buying a present this Mother's Day. Show mum your love by making the present yourself. Encourage the kids to get creative and make mum a personalised, unique mosaic pot with help from dad. Choose the tiles, a pot and a mosaic pattern and you'll produce the perfect handmade Mother's Day gift. Here's how to make your own pot: 1 With a pencil or marker draw your design on to your mosaic surface. 2 Select the colours for your mosaic tiles. Choose the grout colour as well to ensure that the mosaic tiles don't get lost in the colour of the grout. 3 If you want to break the tiles wear protective gear. Wrap three to five tiles in primed canvas or cloth and tap with a hammer. Repeat until there are enough broken tiles for your design. Choose pieces that don't have sharp edges or points. 4 Glue the tiles with an even 1mm layer of glue or glue grout paste on to the back of the tile and fix it on the mosaic surface. Keep the tiles level. Leave a 1-3mm gap between the tiles for grouting. The tiles will begin to set after about 20 minutes. Set aside your pot for 24 hours before grouting. 5 Once all your tiles are fixed in place apply the grout over the mosaic, working into all the spaces with a squeegee. Your grout mixture should have toothpaste consistency. Ensure all gaps between the tiles are filled. 6 While the grout is still wet, gently wipe over the surface of your mosaic with a barely damp, smooth sponge. Wipe in long strokes, turning the sponge after each wipe. Keep your sponge clean and barely damp throughout. 7 When the grout is 90 per cent dry, polish the cloudy film on the surface with cotton tips or a soft cloth. Once your mosaic is clean, wait until the grout is dry before polishing the surface. Remove excess grout with a little white vinegar on a soft cloth or cotton tip. Tips: bunningswarehouse.com.au This accommodation for approx $100 p/w Do you need independent accommodation for a family member or would you like to increase the return on an investment property? Give us a call for information and an obligation free assessment and quotation. Contact Paul Chapman Mob: 0404 379 550 Ph: 9481 7319 firstname.lastname@example.org www.plumprojects.net.au 2023699m hlf39 Granny Flat Builders licence number 146477C ABN 69 101 180 750 Comprehensive Range Innovative Designs SHOWROOM: Cnr Hudson Avenue & Salisbury Road Castle Hill Call 9899 6466 www.creativehouse.com.au HOURS: Tues-Fri 10am-4pm Sat 10am-3pm Sun & Mon by appointment KITCHENS&BATHROOMS Look no further... come to Creative House 2194007i hlnw wk37 Internal Shutters · Motorised Blinds · Blockout Blinds · Roman Blinds · Sunscreen Blinds and more... WIDEST RANGE AVAILABLE · INTERNAL & EXTERNAL TIMBER & ALUMINIUM Blinds &Shutters Give your windows and doors a new look. We will come to your home and work with you to find the best solution and design to meet your needs. Phone Yvette or Kris Burbage today for a free measure and quote on 9624 7767. Visit our website www.boomerangblinds.com.au Switch to Solar with the Solar Power Experts ... Solar Electricity System SOLAR ELECTRICITY from $4990* ASK ABOUT YOUR FREE INVERTER UPGRADE! *After Solar Credit Rebate. Conditions Apply. SOLAR HOT WATER from $1990* *After Govt Rebate and REC's. Price when purchasing PV package. Conditions Apply. Solar Hot Water High efficiency Conergy 250 litre split system FREE HOME ASSESSMENT Contact Your Local Area Consultants 1300 442 120 We answer your calls 7 days 2135447i hda wk44 Visit our showroom 153 Russell Street, Emu Plains SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING Authorised Dealer Licence No 215990C WINTER SPECIALS SAVEUPTO$600 ON DAIKIN DUCTED SYSTEMS SAVEUPTO$300 ON DAIKIN SPLIT SYSTEMS PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9737 0293 2172834i hlf wk42
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