IT'S THE WEEKEND: The Weekend Project - Create a mosaic on your garden bench

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Paint an ordinary garden seat, black and inset with mirrored and silver glittery mosiac pieces, setting it in a pretty spot. A definite wow factor for a small courtyard or garden.

Difficulty rating :

*** 3 stars (fairly easy)

Materials required :

Dremel 8200 with router bit 654, SC402, SC 511S/512S and the router attachment 335

Dremel Glue Gun 930 with its 7mm gluestick

Silver glitter mosaic squares and mirror diamonds

Bosch Isio

Garden bench

Black paint

Plants

Step One

Prime and paint garden bench black using external paint.

Step Two

Mark around pieces of silver glitter mirror mosaic square, in a straight line on the arm, back and front sections of the garden bench with a pencil.

Step Three

Then plunge cut using the cordless Dremel 8200, the Dremel Router Bit 654 and Dremel Plunge Router Attachment 335 set to a depth slightly deeper than the depth of the piece of mosaic tile.

Step Four

Sand, using the cordless Dremel 8200, SpeedClic Mandrel SC402 and Dremel Abrasive Buffs Coarse, Medium and Fine 511S/512S with the Dremel Detailer’s Grip to give you an easier hold.

Step Five

Then, inset silver glitter mosaic square or mirror diamond and stick into place using Dremel Glue Gun 930 and 7mm clear glue. Fill around edges with multi-purpose filler slightly proud of the surface of the wood, then sand off excess filler using the abrasive buffs as above. Continue until pattern is finished. Paint in using black paint.

PLANTING

Add box spirals in tubs to your courtyard. Create the spiral shape by training box hedging around a steel rod placed in the centre of the tub and continually clip into shape.

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