Antiqued Christmas Mirror with Text

christmas mirror

With Halloween officially behind us, it’s time to bring on the Christmas projects. I mean if Big Lots and Kmart can show Christmas commercials, we can definitely get our Christmas craft on, right? Speaking of Christmas projects, my dear friend Jen from Tatertots & Jello has already created a couple of amazing ones! I am just loving this mirror she made for the holidays by distressing it and then adding some vinyl. I’d take it hands-down over her Pottery Barn inspiration, and it was less than one-third the cost.

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Make a Herringbone Mirror with Fabric

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Jackie from Teal & Lime’s mind was whirling with ways to recreate a herringbone mirror with wood and bone inlay from West Elm – tile, paint, paper??? Then her husband stepped in and suggested fabric. Genius! Jackie already had a mirror with a wide flat frame that was perfect for the project. She covered the edges with veneer and the front with chevron fabric, and voila – a gorgeous and graphic mirror!

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Thrifted Nut Bowl to Wood Slice Mirror

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I know people often look at the things in thrift stores and garage sales and wonder what in the world it is and who would ever buy it. Like a nut bowl that looks like it was cut from a tree trunk. Where one person sees a strange, old nut bowl, a creative genius like Caitlin from the Desert Domicile sees an urban chic Anthropologie-inspired mirror. Caitlin took the $5 nut bowl and in just a few steps turned it into this amazing mirror that seriously gives the Anthro inspiration a run for its money. I love how Caitlin used one of her late grandmother’s Mexican woven belts so the mirror is not only stylin’ but meaningful.

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Wood Slice Decorative Mirror

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Alexandra for Brit + Co recreated a $1,800 mirror from Anthropologie for less than $20. Talk about some serious savings! Alexandra kept things cheap and easy by purchasing wooden cutouts and round mirrors from Joann and using tea bags for stain.  If you are feeling adventurous, you could even cut your own wood slices for a more organic look and further savings.

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Paint Silk Flowers for a Pretty Mirror

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Morena for Dollar Store Crafts loves all of Anthropologie’s scrumptious eye candy, including a pretty flower vanity mirror constructed of brass, aluminum, and glass that sells for $128. Morena was quick to come up with her own plan for creating a similar look using a Goodwill mirror, dollar store flowers, and spray paint. Would you even believe those flowers are painted? They look amazingly like metal to me!

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Vintage Lace Mirror Makeover

Vintage Lace Mirror

Doreen from Hymns and Verses was inspired to give a $10 thrift store mirror a complete makeover using lace and paint. To create the lovely lace design, Doreen used a technique in which she “stenciled” the back with lace and then finished it with a faux mercury glass treatment. Didn’t she do an amazing job achieving a truly vintage look? How pretty!

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Decorative Mirror from Toilet Paper Rolls

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Meghan from Happiness Is… Creating finally decided to jump on board the toilet paper roll art train. While it may be hard to consider toilet paper rolls an art form, the pliable cardboard proved to be the perfect material for recreating the petal-like look of a mirror Meghan loved. The carefully arranged cardboard pieces have an amazingly similar effect to the wrought iron of Meghan’s inspiration, and her mirror only cost fifteen bucks instead of one hundred and fifty!

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Metallic Paper Sunburst Mirror

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While Aly from Entirely Eventful Day says she may be a dreamer, she’s also a realist. That’s why she decided to spend only $5 to make a starburst mirror instead of blowing hundreds on a trend that will eventually fade. How did she do it for only $5? Paper! Yeppers, Aly created her shiny beauties using thick metallic and sparkle paper. Aly’s tutorial is so easy and inexpensive it’s perfect for those who have been hesitant to jump on the sunburst mirror bandwagon.

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