“Oh good golly, Miss Molly…” do I have a treat for you. Wahoo, wahoo! Today’s project is all about a super adorable home decor project that is so, so much fun! I mean seriously, I can’t even believe how much fun this mirror is. It is easy on your pocket book, easy on time and so very easy on the eye! The talented and fabulous Michele from The Scrap Shoppe is here sharing this mirror adorned with lots and lots of felt circles in some of my favorite colors! Get ready to be amazed and so super excited to get all crafty! Enjoy!
Hi guys! I’m Michele from The Scrap Shoppe. I am always on the hunt for new home decor ideas, especially ones I can create myself for a much lower cost. Plus there’s the whole needing to match my current decor color scheme thing. Sometimes making something yourself is just the best option!
I’ve seen a lot of decorative mirrors with scalloped frames at the home decor stores. The scallops are usually made with various textures, but I have never found one in the perfect size or color to suit me. So I made one!
Making this decorative mirror couldn’t be easier and you only need a handful of items to pull it off.
1. Use the E-6000 to glue the mirror to the center of the cardboard. Use Fabri-Fix to glue the felt circles to the edge of the mirror. Overlap the circles on the mirror and on each other. Only apply glue to the part of the felt going on the mirror.
2. Create another layer of felt behind the first. Only apply glue to the part of felt being tucked under the first layer of felt. This way the rest of the felt will stay loose so you can keep tucking in new layers as you build the frame. Try to keep colors from matching up from row to row.
3. Continue adding layers to the frame until you either run out of felt or are satisfied with the width.
4. Using “not your best” scissors (don’t dull those fabric or paper scissors!), trim the excess cardboard from the back of the mirror.
Flip the frame back to the front and make sure none of the cardboard is peeking through from the back. If so, trim it off.
Allow plenty of dry time before hanging – at least 24 hours.
I used a couple of 3M Velcro Strips to hang my new decorative mirror in just the right place in my entryway! It’s so lightweight that I have zero concern of it falling down.
For ~$20 and 30 minutes time, I have a brand spanking new custom mirror for my living room!
Seriously, Michele…can this mirror be any cuter? I doubt it! You are one talented lady my friend, and I am in love with this mirror and so excited to make one for my little gal’s room! As everyone knows, I love easy peasy projects that are quick and doesn’t cost a whole lot of dinero! Thank you, thank you for sharing this great home decor project with us today! You have inspired me, and I bet a whole lot of our fabulous readers too!
For more amazing projects by Michele, make sure to visit her blog The Scrap Shoppe.
Raise your hand high in the sky if you are inspired and so ready to get crafty. My hand is just a wavin’! What about yours? If you are also wavin’ that hand, here are a few more fun and fabulous home decor projects that are quick and easy to make and of course, fits into your budget too!
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