Monday, June 16, 2014

DIY photo mirror



Want a creative personalized way to show off the ones that you love?
Why not create your very own photo mirror to display those wonderful snap shots! 
It's very simple, customizable, and best of all very affordable!
Using dollar store items and a little craft paint, you can make this one of a kind beauty...Lets get started!

SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:
1. Mirror w/frame (I have seen square and round mirrors at the dollar store...use what ever you like the best)
2. Wooden clothes pins
3. Craft paint in your favorite colors (One color for the base color and as many accent colors you choose)
4. Paint brush(es)
5. Glue gun and glue sticks
6. Your favorite photos
Paint your wooden clothes pins with your main color all over. Don't forget the insides as well...having the raw wood show kind of throws off the look. 
Once your main color is dry start adding your accent color(s) 
I added just a small stripe on the tips and in one of the grooves on the end of the clothes pin. Let that dry completely.
If the mirror you choose has a different color frame from your color scheme..go ahead and paint it now..Just be sure to let it dry fully before going on to the next step
Time to glue....I used 15 pins around my square mirror. Just make sure they are spaced evenly for a finished look. Glue down your pins with just a dot of hot glue. If you use to much it will glob over the sides and look tacky (haha ...tacky...glue...get it! ...never mind :) .
And that's it! Voila! Your very own customized photo mirror.


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