Showing posts with label miror. Show all posts
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Monday, June 7, 2010

Ikea Meets Dollar Tree And They Make A Mirror

Craft, art, DIY supplies are like the old Lays potato chips can't have just one...of anything. And when you go places like Ikea or The Dollar Tree and you see basic things you know you can make things from, you buy them in multiples because you know if you don't, you'll make one of something and you'll be so happy with it that you'll want to make another and you don't want to have to drive to the inconvenient Ikea to get stuff. Right? OK well that's my story and I'm sticking to it and I had some stuff in my stash that I decided to play with.

Ikea regularly stocks these 10x10 plain wood mirrors. They're $2.99. I covered the wood with some carpet tape I'd bought in a ridiculously large roll. It's called Polyken 108 and you don't need it for this project. I just have been trying to use this ridiculously large roll that I  had to have when I was at a stamp show. TWO ( or maybe even three) years ago. could use any strong double sided tape or Mod Podge your paper onto the frame, but here's my taped up frame:
You can see the ridiculously large 2 (or 3) year old roll of tape in the pic. Then I cut some scrapbook paper for the "long sides".  Yes...I know it's a square and therefore 4 even sides but you'll see what I mean because oh well here:
See? There are long sides and then short sides in the middle which I cut some scraps of handmade silver paper to fit. Hard to see in the picture but the silver pieces are two different kinds of paper which I thought added something and they were from my scrap stash and that's what I had :)

So now let's go to the Dollar Tree where I'd picked up this frame for a $1, you know, being the Dollar Tree:

I painted it black and then glued it to the mirror. I then went over it with silver Rub-n-Buff and here's the end result:

Total cost : $3.99. Still have ginormous roll of carpet tape.

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