Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Today I am sharing another easy DIY made from a Dollar Tree mirror that I had lying around for way too long.
The one great thing about this quarantine is that I finally get to make over all those items that I have had in my stash (ya know, instead of just buying new things 😜).
I have had this idea for a while, just never got to it and all I needed was a few leftover pieces of items that I had used previously.
Now once we all start going back to our regular shopping routines, if you do go to Dollar Tree and find mirrors, definitely buy yourself some. I don’t always care for their frames or designs, but a mirror for a dollar is an awesome price. And for a couple more dollars you can make something beautiful and unique.
Take this one for instance…
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It’s plastic… and while I appreciate the nice “love” message, the design is not my style. So I decided to use the mirror portion (after all it was the most valuable part).
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I had some dowel pieces (of course I did 😉) and cut them to make a frame.
Those shears are a game changer!
I simply cut them to fit the exterior of the frame.
I also had this small embroidery hoop piece that fit right in the center.
So I cut 4 smaller dowels as well (small enough to fit between the hoop and frame).
These were all my pieces.
I stained them with my favorite antiquing wax (watered down of course).
While they dried I cut the ends off some large popsicles and glued them to the mirror from behind so I had a place to adhere the dowels for the frame.
I used a little bit of hot glue and E6000 to glue the frame on.
I tried to get them as close as possible.
Next, I glued the embroidery hoop and the smaller dowels to the top of the mirror. I used E6000 for this.
If there was any glue that seeped out, I simply removed with it a cotton tip with some rubbing alcohol.
After the dowels were dry I simply hung it up with some command strips.
I know you can’t see it much here, but it is the perfect compliment to my DIY faux wood candlestick (that I had purchased at Goodwill).
This mirror is simple, but you would never think it started out as a cheap LOVE mirror sign from Dollar Tree
Now I wish I had more to make a set 🤦🏻♀️
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I created even more DIY’s using items from my stash and they all coordinate so well.
Don’t forget to share this DIY with your crafty friends as well!
I will se you all in the next one. Until then… adios!