Simply amazing! According to Wikipedia, yarn bombing began in Texas by knitters who wanted to creatively use the leftover bits and pieces from finished projects. These photos come from all over the world as the practice has gone global.
I made this mosaic table about seven years ago when Shabby Chic was trendy. I bought the wooden table at a garage sale in Los Altos, CA and recycled thirty-six chipped and cracked vintage china plates to complete the project. Seven antique skeleton keys provide fun detail. I still love the table, but I think that it's outdated. I'm considering painting it black and staining the grout a rich dark color. Stay tuned...I might get the nerve to do it! Then, I'll report either tears or triumph!
Quick mosaic tips:
Use Leponitt glass mosaic cutters.
Use only sanded grout.
Seal the wood base and the grout.
Image of china plate being cut and tutorial from another source here.
Ideas from others to decorate the bohemian home: From left to right: 1) A vintage wooden window frame with screen makes a fantastic jewelry organizer especially for dangling earrings. 2) Literally book shelves! Great idea! Simply choose your books and purchase metal angle irons from your local hardward screw. Drill screws through the angle irons and into the books. This would make a great step system for cats or simple shelving. 3) Vintage bicycle wheels replace the common bulletin board. 4) Wooden embroidery hoops from fabric and craft stores make great frames for lovely fabric. A collection like the one pictured makes a beautiful wall statement! 5) Vintage spice tins make great flower vases.
Idea/Image credit and more information at: Pinterest
A labor of love in our 1910 cottage ~ We created this nine-foot mosaic backsplash by recycling vintage: game pieces, Texas state plates, salt & pepper shakers, bottlecaps, spice tins, jar lids, Fiestaware cups & plates, and toile & flowered china. We also created a matching mosaic on the hanging lamp above the sink. The mosaic adhesives we use are: Household Goop, tile mastic, or adhesive grout. Try mastic as it's less expensive and the odor is not offensive. If you use Goop, ventilate the area well or wear a mask. We finished the project with sanded grout.