By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey.
Though I love knitting and the classic embroidery thread crafts, sometimes you just have to try something new. Recently, as I was browsing the web, I was looking at paints to use on slick surfaces, I came across Plaid Gallery Glass which is used to create a faux stained glass look. This medium looked like a fun one to experiment with and as I’ve been interested lately in geometric designs, I thought this could be an interesting project to try out a new supply and make something I could use in my apartment, leading to this Gallery Glass geometric mirror.
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 Mirror – Lisa 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.
By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.
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.
Fill in your window clings with your glass paint.
Once the paint is dry on your clings, clean your mirror with rubbing alcohol (this gets it ready for you to apply the clings.
Simply peel and stick your clings to the mirror (I know SUPER easy!)
Now you are ready to hang your mirror on the wall
By Home Decor Contributor Typhanie, from the blog Shoebox Decor.
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!
Read the Tutorial After the Jump…
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.
By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!
Though the Olympics may make gold and silver seem like the most elusive colors, there is a recent craft trend of using copper to decorate one’s home. The color gives both a rustic and industrial look while giving a design aspect to any living space. Copper is large in the craft world right now, and for good reason. Don’t believe me? Check out the crafts below. I, for one, am excited to quickly jump on this band wagon.
DIY Wind Chimes – Think Crafts
These wind chimes give a beachy and boho vibe to any location and are a great alternative to purchasing them for a high price tag. The small copper bells will create noise without being obnoxious and getting to choose the fabric will give it a personal touch.
By General Crafts Contributor Michelle
Here’s a fun technique to make iron on appliques in whatever design you can think of. With this print and cut method, you can make words, or custom shapes to make your own fabric wall art, or use them in other craft projects.