Sweet friends, today I am sharing my first holiday project of the season!! I’m joining the Seasonal Simplicity Series hosted by my dear friend, Krista of The Happy Housie! Today I and several talented friends are all sharing DIY projects you can do for the holidays. You’ll find links to my friends’ projects at the bottom.
The weather here has finally decided to cool down, so I am actually starting to get excited about the holidays!!
Of course, ya’ll know I looked to my latest haul to see what I could transform to participate in this fun tour, and I chose this mirror:
It was on clearance at the thrift store for $6.98. I rarely pass up a good deal on a mirror, especially one on clearance at the thrift store! When I found this one, I figured at the very least I could turn it into a chalkboard for my booth, but for this project, I decided to keep it as a mirror.
Here is how I added some Ho Ho Holiday charm to it:
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I love pops of red for my own Christmas decor, so I chose to paint the frame of this mirror in Honky Tonk red by Dixie Belle:
As you can see, I removed the mirror first. That way I could paint the backside as well so the mirror would reflect the red instead of the original wood finish.
I applied it with a clean soft cloth to seal my paint finish:
To create the faux etched lettering on the mirror, I found this pretty Christmas design in the Silhouette Store HERE. If you own a Silhouette Machine, you can access their online store that has endless designs that you can purchase and download. This one cost me 50¢. I’ve had several people ask me to share how I use my Silhouette, and while I have shared how I upload my own designs in the past HERE, the software continues to change. I encourage you to check out YouTube as there are a ton of tutorials on using your Silhouette.
It took a little patience to apply the cut-out to my mirror:
I used a 12″ X 24″ cutting mat and printed out the design in two pieces since it was so large. I like to use contact paper since I’m so cheap. Transfer paper makes this an easier project as well, but I was out.
Once I had my design where I wanted it and made sure the rest of my mirror was covered, I sprayed in the design with Rustoleum Frosted Glass Spray:
I applied two light coats, allowing the first one to dry before applying the second. Then I removed the contact paper immediately.
If you don’t own a silhouette, a stencil will work as well. Spray Loctite Spray Adhesive to the back of the stencil to hold it firmly in place.
I added the mirror back to the frame and that was it!
From clearance thrift store mirror to brand new Christmas decor!
For even more DIY Holiday ideas, check out what my friends are sharing today!
Classic Christmas Light String Garland DIY at The Happy Housie
DIY Hydrangea Christmas Wreath at Two Twenty One
Chunky Knit Vase DIY at Craftberry Bush
Holiday Place Card Wreaths with Printable Tags at Tatertots and Jello
Easy Christmas Star Garland Gift Topper at The Handmade Home
DIY Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Forest at a Pretty Life
DIY Cotton Ball Wreath at Hallstrom Home
DIY Faux Etched Christmas Mirror at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
DIY Christmas Book Craft Project at Happy Happy Nester
DIY Christmas Place Setting Name Tag at She Gave it a Go
Elegant DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Village at The DIY Mommy
DIY Safety Pin Christmas Angels at Zevy Joy
DIY Wooden Advent Calendar at Jenna Kate at Home
DIY Holiday Gift Wrap at My Sweet Savannah
How to Make a Modern Christmas Wreath at Cherished Bliss
DIY Giant Pine Wreath at Love Create Celebrate
Paint by Numbers Printable Christmas at Rambling Renovators
DIY Winter Wreath at The Turquoise Home
Christmas Art Work at Life is a Party
Dollar Tree Rustic Glam Christmas Wreath at All Things With Purpose
DIY Vintage Whitewashed Nutcracker at Rooms FOR Rent
DIY Drum Tree Collar at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Line Art Christmas Tree DIY Acrylic Sign at Lemon Thistle
Snowball Cookies in a Jar at Clean & Scentsible
DIY Pink Ombre Ornament Wreath at We’re the Joneses
Are you ready for the holidays yet??
I guess I need to start working on another haul because this one is almost done! Only four more projects left:
If you missed any of these makeovers so far, you can catch up here:
Join me back here on Thursday to see what I did with this pretty table:
UPDATE: See how this pretty piece looks now HERE!
Have an amazing day!
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