For this project, I started with an old mirror that I had grabbed at a thrift store for 99 cents.
First, I sprayed the mirror with spray adhesive (one section at a time, remembering to get the edges) and dusted on the extra fine glitter. Then, once my mirror was covered in extra fine glitter, I went back and added a light coat of spray adhesive and just sprinkles the chunky glitter on top to add a little extra dimension to the sparkle. This chunky glitter catches the light and makes the whole thing sparkle! I love it!
And don’t forget to go grab some American crafts glitter – it really is the best glitter I have ever worked with… and I have worked with a LOT of glitter. While you are at it, check out American Crafts on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram to see fresh ideas and be the first hear of new products.
Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space says
This is such a sweet gift idea! I’m loving that gold pack of goodies you got!
Stephanie @ Bee Tree Studios says
This is beautiful and the sentiment is just as lovely! The recipients are quite lucky! I feel the need to glitter something now =) Thanks for sharing, I found you through i heart naptime’s link up!
Thank you so much!
[email protected] says
THis is a beautiful gift! What a treasure! I’ve already pinned it- thanks!
Erica @ Craftivity Designs says
I love love love this frame–beautiful! I featured you today on my Kick-Off Friday post! Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much for the feature Erica!!
Can you tell me where you got that mirror. Been searching high and low and want to make this for my in-law’s 50th anniversary.
Can you tell me where you got this mirror. Want to make this for my in-law’s 50th anniversary.
I purchased it from a thrift store! It was a lucky find!
Hello, I am having trouble creating the background… I have never used Pic Monkey or GIMP before. Any advice?
I love this so much!
Hi Brittney – I am so sorry, your comment was missed! If it still helps, you can download a chalkboard background (google free chalkboard backgrounds or buy one on etsy from a clip art designer) and add it in picmonkey as an overlay. Stretch it out to size and thats your background! Hope this helps and feel free to email me if you have anymore questions – I see my emails much quicker than comments 😉
Beth F says
I would like to do something similar to this for my folks 50th. I have a really cool old mirror to use. I would like to ask how you attached the print to the mirror?
Mine had little clips on the back that held the mirror in, similar to a picture frame. You may hav eto use a little glue or tape if yours doesnt, and you can create a sturdy backing out of chipboard or thick cardboard. Hope that helps!
Thank you for idea! I just finished mine tonight and it looks awesome. We put ours in a 11×14 picture frame and had it printed at SAMs club. Used pic monkey like you suggested.
First Pinterest craft success!
I am so glad! I hope they love it 🙂