Mirror Crafts

I love using mirrors to create dynamic decor in small spaces. Small mirrors are inexpensive and fun to work with. Here are some new ideas for getting crafty with small and mid sized craft mirrors in your home.

 

Driftwood has become very popular in home decor lately, and I’m a big fan of this trend. I love any decor that incorporates natural elements, especially beach related, into my home. This driftwood mirror brings a touch of the seashore home.

Driftwood MirrorLisa Roy

This tutorial is so useful! I have a few broken platters and pieces of china that I’ve been saving to use in a crafty way. This platter to mirror would be a lovely addition to my stairway mirror collection, or in a nursery or guest room.

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Decorative Mirror

By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.

Easy Decorative Mirror with Martha Stewart Glass Paint

My oldest daughter has been wanting to redo her room again.  She started off with lady bugs when she was a baby then we did Dora when she was in preschool.  And now in first grade she is wanting something more grown up (come on she is getting too big for Dora already, where is my pause button?).

I am not ready to change her room yet, so in the meantime I thought we could start changing some of the rooms décor to things that are more “grown up” (as my daughter would say).  And that is how this project came to be.  We say this mirror in the store and she decided she needed it in her room.

Last month we tried out some Martha Stewart Glass Paint and it worked so well that I thought why not decorate the mirror with it!  I have to say these window clings we used were so much easier than I thought they would be.  My daughter really had so much fun painting them and sticking them to the mirror.  Once painted you just peel them off and stick them to a clean glass surface, easy peasy.   My daughter even changed her mind on the placement of the flowers she put on the mirror and she just peeled them off and put them back.  We have had no issues with them peeling off and it has been a few weeks already.

My daughter is so proud of the mirror the flowers look so great on it, and no one can believe she made it herself.

Supplies

 

Directions

 Fill in Clings

Fill in your window clings with your glass paint.

Clean Mirror

Once the paint is dry on your clings, clean your mirror with rubbing alcohol (this gets it ready for you to apply the clings.

Peel and Stick

Simply peel and stick your clings to the mirror (I know SUPER easy!)

Decorative Mirror with Glass Paint. Tutorial at ThinkCrafts.com

Now you are ready to hang your mirror on the wall

DIY Silhouette Mirror

By Home Decor Contributor Typhanie, from the blog Shoebox Decor.

Silhouette Mirror at ThinkCrafts.com

 

I’ve wanted to try this project for some time now. I love the thought of this mirror in a little girl’s room or some chic boutique hotel. I hope you guys love it and give it a try. Let me know if you have any questions…Happy Decorating Everyone!

Materials

Materials Needed:

Read the Tutorial After the Jump…

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Silver Antiqued Mirror

By Craft Celebrity Mark Montano, from the blog Mark Montano’s Big Ass Blog.

Silver Antiqued Mirror

I like the look of antique crafts and silver leafing paints. Silver leafing looks very elegant. Antiquing isn’t a new technique, but finding a new way to add an antique look is always fun. This Silver Antiqued Mirror is done with 3 easy steps. You just need foil tape, gold & green acrylic paint and metallic spray paint. Take a look, it’s easy and looks great.

Design with Stencils

This Spring I’m feeling more enthusiastic than usual about sprucing up my surroundings. My husband and I bought our first home this year and there are still many bare walls in need of arts and crafts. What better way to spruce things up than with pretty stencils and paint! Stencils and paints are on sale and I’m busy drafting up projects for wall art, patio art and some newly decorated accessories to make with my pretty new supplies.

I’m enamored with the Folkart Bird stencils. I can’t wait to use them on my husband’s herb planters. The chalkboard paint also gives the planters such a clean bright quality.

Chalkboard Planters with Folkart Stencils and PaintTried and True

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Mosaics: Techinques and Inspiration

I’ve been curious about making my own mosaics for a long time now. I’ve even been collecting broken china, seashells and sea glass for possible projects. Here are some of the most helpful instructions and tutorials I’ve found for making mosaics. I hope you find them inspiring!

This tutorial for making your own mosaic is a great place to begin your research and preparation.

Basic Mosaic DesignArts & Crafts Center

Mosaic mirrors are my favorite. I’ve spent hours searching Etsy and craft fairs for the perfect mosaic mirror but I haven’t settled on one yet, mostly because I know I’d prefer to make my own with found objects like broken  china and seashells in colors I have chosen to match the colors in my home. This tutorial will help bring you closer to designing and creating your own mosaic mirror.

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DIY Tunic Style Shirt

By Guest Blogger Kelly from the blog So Much to Make.

Kelly shares something for everyone on So Much to Make. Check out her blog for sewing tutorials, recipes, easy arts and craft tutorials, printables and more.

DIY Tunic Style Shirt

Nothing is more comfy in hot weather than something that feels like you aren’t wearing it at all. Nudity without the embarrassment of exposure—that’s what this tunic-style shirt feels like.

And it was SO easy to make. You make ONE cut. You sew TWO seams. Finish edges, sew in the elastic shirred waist (this isn’t hard, but does take about as long as the rest of the shirt-making combined), and you have a new, fun, flattering top!

Start with the right fabric. I bought this as a remnant, so I don’t know exactly what it is. I’m guessing it’s a rayon challis. You’ll want a fabric that is lightweight, drapes well and isn’t too crisp or thick.

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