Dollar Tree Mirror DIY
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.
I have 2 tools that I use to cut my dowels: one is the mini miter saw kit below and the other is my new favorite craft tool of all time….my shears.
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.
You can watch those tutorials here and that Spanglish decal is also available in my shop.
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!
I love that I found your blog. You have made some cute things and cannot wait for me to try them out.
Could you tell me the paint you used on the candle holder video. It turned out stinking cute.