Tuesday, January 7, 2014

DIY Glittered LOVE Mirror

Sunday was a rainy, gray day perfect for crafting so I hit Michael's on the way home from church in search of a project. I had several in mind but when I came across this mirror, I knew I wanted to make something special for my Valentines... my nieces! I think it turned out pretty cute.

Here are all my supplies from Michael's:

2-inch wooden letters: L, V, E
2-inch wooden heart
Unfinished wood-framed mirror
Gold, Pink, and Purple Glitter
Mod Podge
Sponge brushes

After I removed the mirror and the back, I mixed the gold glitter with some Mod Podge and painted it on. I knew it would take a couple coats the get the coverage of glitter I wanted. I tried to keep the coats even but I didn't worry about leaving brush strokes because it dries clear and smooth.

Next I mixed the pink glitter with Mod Podge and painted the heart I was using for the "O" in LOVE. I piled the mixture on pretty heavy because I really wanted it to it shine and be extra glittery.

Then I mixed the purple glitter and Mod Podge and painted the letters. I laid this on pretty thick too but I still had to go back a couple times to fill in the "gaps" in the glitter. I didn't want any wood showing through on these. **

** I was still not happy with the coverage of the glitter so I gave everything a last coat of plain Mod Podge and sprinkled the glitter over that. I achieved maximum glittery-ness!!!

Finally, I put the mirror and back on, arranged the letters on the frame, and glued them with tacky glue.

Hopefully, every time she looks in this mirror she will remember she is LOVED by Aunt Cheryl!!!

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  1. Turned out very cute and doesn't look too hard to do

  2. how pretty and creative!

    Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

  3. Replies
    1. It's in the air... Oh geez. I crack myself up :-)

  4. What a fabulous aunt you are!! This is a great crafty project for Valentines Day! Susan

  5. That is so cute! I think that will be the perfect gift for girlfriends. That is such a clever and romantic DIY project. Now that's what you can really call a handy vanity mirror. Hahaha! Thanks for sharing your creative idea, Cheryl! Kudos and all the best to you!

    Doug Lowe @ M&M Glass


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