What Happens When A Mirror And A Picture Frame Get Married?

I had a moment that I haven’t had in a while where I saw a couple things in my house and thought, “I wonder what would happen if….”

I found this mirror for $6.99 a while ago and bought it not knowing what I’d do with it.

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One day, I walked past these hanging frames I had up and realized one of the frames had the exact same brushed metal look.

hanging picture frames

I wondered if there was a way to put them together for a fun, picture mirror.

To start, I cleaned the mirror and frame really well and then removed the propping flap thing off the back of the picture frame.

how to make a picture frame mirror

Then I used a type of crazy glue that said it specifically could be used on glass. I found this glue, GO2 Glue from Loctite.

how to make a picture frame mirror

I put a strip of glue along the edges of the back of the picture frame. This frame allows you to insert the picture from the side so I didn’t glue that edge in case there was still a chance I could swap out pictures down the road. If you’re using a frame that closes up in the back, just use a picture you want hanging up forever!

I placed the frame onto the mirror with the glue side down. Then I just cleaned up any excess glue off the mirror and let it sit overnight.

how to make a picture frame mirror

It seems to be on there pretty securely so I think the glue was a good one.

how to make a picture frame mirror

xCombine a picture frame and a mirror

Combine a picture frame and a mirror

As you can see, taking a photo of a mirror isn’t easy. A lot of the angles I could get looked like this. :)

Combine a picture frame and a mirror

This was a fun project because it was so easy and it ended up bringing new life to a plain picture frame and a plain mirror.

I actually think this would look cool with contrasting colors or styles of mirrors and frames. These two just happened to match, but if you have some old frames and mirrors around the house, experiment with it and let me know how it goes.

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Give Your Spring Décor A Winter Look

transform spring decor into winter with paint-birdhouseIf you have a little bit of paint, you can transform many of your spring décor items into winter pieces quickly. I’ll share one example.

I found this adorable birdhouse but I didn’t like the color. It might work in the spring or summer, but winter is a-comin’. Continue reading

Finally, Something To Do With All Your Old Jewelry

use old jewelry to decorate flower vases

I think it is safe to assume that you have a drawer or box of old jewelry somewhere. It’s jewelry that is broken (with hopes you’ll repair it someday), or not your style anymore. Whatever the reason, jewelry is hard to get rid of. It just feels like you’ll want it someday or that it will miraculously come back into fashion.

Until then, here is a way you can use it while you wait for that day. Continue reading

Update A Plain, Boring Shelf in Ten Minutes

I found this square shelf for $.90 at a thrift store years ago and it’s hung on my wall for a while. I’ve been wanting to do something with it but didn’t know what.

Decorate-plain-shelf-with-stencilsI recently bought some stencils that I have been playing around with and I thought I’d see what I could do. I picked out a stencil (these rubbery kind that adhere to a surface are great!) and some paint and got started. Continue reading

Love Month Decorating Ideas

February is here and that means a month of celebrating Love! I thought I would share some past love-themed posts to kick off the month. Just click on the link or photo to be directed to the full tutorial.

I love using Eucalyptus leaves to craft with because they are natural and smell fantastic. Plus, when you twist the leaves off the branch, they are shaped like small hearts..perfect for Love crafting!

Here is a framed art idea using them.

Valentine's Art Using Eucalyptus Leaves Continue reading