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Mirror Snowflake Holiday Ornament Free Project Guide

    Item# FPG0016M

    Features

    • Free Mosaic Project Guide
    • Create a sparkling mosaic ornament to display a favorite photo.

    Product Description

    Materials
    • 1 wooden snowflake picture frame ornament                      
    • 1 package Jennifer’s Mosaics™ Variety Mirror
    • 1 package Jennifer’s Mosaics™ 3/8” Glass Gems
     
    Tools
    • Jennifer’s Mosaics™ White Grout
    • Jennifer’s Mosaics™ Wheeled Glass Nippers
    • Silicone Glue (Liquid Nails)
     
    Basic Supplies
    Sponge, bowl, mixing spoon, soft cloth, disposable glove, white acrylic paint
     
    Project Tips:
    • Cover your work area with newspaper to protect surface.
    • Collect all supplies needed for the project and place them on your work table.
     
    Instructions
    1. Place snowflake ornament onto newspaper and remove frame back and glass.
    2. Turn frame over so that it is facing upward. Nip mirror chips into desired shapes. Arrange so that they form a border around the frame opening.
    3. Working on small sections at a time, apply a thin layer of adhesive to the back of each mirror piece and press into place on the frame.
    4. Apply a small amount of glue to the back of each gem and press onto the spokes of the snowflake frame.
    5. Allow to dry following the directions on the glue packaging.
    6. Pour 4 oz. of white grout into a mixing bowl. Adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time, mix with a craft stick until the grout reaches “fudge” consistency. It is best to add small amounts of water at a time as you can always add more water, but you can’t take it out! If grout becomes too watery, add more dry grout, a small amount until the consistency is correct.
    7. Wearing your disposable glove, spread the grout into all of the nook and crannies, making certain that all the inner and outer edges are smooth. Wait about 15 minutes for grout to set.
    8. Begin to brush away the excess grout using the scrubby or a toothbrush. It is very important to remove any grout on the glass before grout is completely dry.
    9. Using the soft side of the dry scrubby, buff the tiles to a clean shine. Allow 24 hours for the ornament to dry thoroughly.
    10. Using white acrylic paint, approved for wooden surfaces paint the edge and back of the ornament.