Mirror, Mirror – Double Take

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On my way out the door this morning, I glanced in this mirror for a quick lipstick check and that’s when it hit me… this old, timeless mirror is one of my favourite DIYs.   I completed this project well over a decade ago, and it still hangs with pride in my entry way.

 

 

 

This is an extremely easy and affordable mirror to make.

For this project you will need:

  • 36″ round wooden frame,  see my blog  for instructions on how to make.  For this project I use the top of an old decorator table (the kind that are made from particle board and meant to be covered in fabric).  It served the purpose extremely well.
  • Durable fabric (something that won’t fray when stapled).
  • 1/2″ staples and staple gun.
  • Round mirror
  • Adhesive

Step 1:

Place your fabric on a hard, flat surface with the side that you want to display face down.  Place the round wooden frame in the middle of the fabric.

Step 2:

Stretch the fabric over the edge of the frame and staple in place.  You may need an extra pair of hands to hold the fabric taut while you staple.   Continue to staple around the perimeter ensuring that the fabric is not puckering on the front (the back doesn’t matter) 🙂

Vinyl and faux leather are ideal, inexpensive fabric options as they mould well to a wooden frame and come in an array of colours.  I love the look of the distressed, fake leather used on this frame.

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Step 3:

Locate the centre of the frame and apply adhesive to the back of the mirror.  Centre on frame and let dry over night.

I hope you have enjoyed this DIY.

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

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Bamboo Garden Fencing/Edging

I know what you’re thinking, I’ve posted the wrong photo.  Let me explain.  While on my weekly trip to the dollar store, this time for gift wrap, poop bags and a Valentine’s Day card (should probably have listed the card first) , I came across these strips of  bamboo picket fencing.   I thought they would create an interesting border for a DIY starburst mirror so I picked up two bundles.  As it turns out, I would end up needing four bundles in total and had to go back to the store one more time (forgetting the Valentine’s card yet again) 😦 Continue reading “Mirror Mirror on the Wall”

Sparkle in a Bottle

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Wine and lights

Hi everyone!  For this week’s blog, I’ll continue with the sparkle theme and share, what I’m sure will be, the easiest DIY ever posted.  Actually, I’m not sure this project even qualifies as a DIY as the only thing you need to do is enjoy a few glasses of wine, do some online shopping and peel a label or two.  If this is your kind of DIY, then read on.

Continue reading “Sparkle in a Bottle”

Birch Pillar Candles

A Holiday Table to Remember

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This  DIY project I decided to try after flipping through Pinterest.  Simply search “Birch Candles” and numerous photo boards will appear.  After studying the photos, I figured this DIY project seemed fairly straight forward  and, all in all, it was — all you need are two power tools,  a few long birch logs and tealights.

Step by step instructions are listed below.  The birch logs can be purchased from a local garden centre or grocery store.  I bought three logs for $18 and they yielded 3 pillar gift sets for 5 friends.   Continue reading “Birch Pillar Candles”