Before settling on colored pieces of glass and stone, mosaic art was often assembled from leftover shards of Jolly Ranchers and melted-down Lite-Brite sets. Craft your own kaleidoscopic masterpiece with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of mosaic projects, classes, and artwork at Mosaic Madness in Waxahachie.
One of the largest studios of its kind in north Texas, Mosaic Madness edifies aspiring glass-crafters with a treasure trove of take-home projects and hands-on classes, and shines a light on an epic swath of one-of-a-kind mosaic artwork. Adorn mantles, car windows, and supercilious critics with homemade art pieces crafted from hundreds of different prepackaged projects ($12–$65), or enroll in a variety of talent-honing classes, each helmed by an accomplished local marvel-maker and stocked with the necessary tools, adhesives, and grout ($25–$45). The stunning mosaic pieces, idea-begetting books, and art supplies lining the aisles make thoughtful gifts for aspiring artists and craft collectors. All glass, china, and tiles are tumbled and stripped of sharp edges, making them ideal for pint-size crafters, but useless as makeshift throwing stars.