DIY Noel Mirror Frame

Have a spare picture frame to repurpose into something shiny and beautiful for a quick Christmas decorating idea.

Have a spare picture frame to repurpose into something shiny and beautiful for a quick Christmas decorating idea?

I collect small pictures frames and I really don’t know why.  Maybe I figure I will make something with it later on in life or I can use the glass in something else.  Well, that day came when I was looking in my frame box for inspiration and I came upon a pretty silver frame.  I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. and it wouldn’t take long for this project.

I wanted the glass to be mirrored, so I got my can of Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like to spray paint. Hobby Lobby also carries this product and with a 40% off coupon, it’s a pretty good deal.

DIY Noel Mirror Frame

All I had to do was take the glass out of the back of the frame and spray paint it.  Easy, right?  I quickly realized why this frame was in the “Discarded” frame box.  You can’t take the glass out of the frame!

DIY Noel Mirror Frame

For some reason, it’s glued in the frame.  So, I had to get painter’s tape to cover the frame except for the glass.  You need to spray on the backside of your glass for this to work.

DIY Noel Mirror Frame

I gave it a few quick thin coats.  Don’t spray on a heavy coat or it will drip.  Thin coats dry quickly too.

DIY Noel Mirror Frame

I then used my Silhouette to cut out the word “noel” on a piece of red glitter adhesive vinyl scrape I had and added it to the front of the frame.  Done!!

A frame renewed for holiday decorating. Easy and didn’t take long at all. Even with the extra step of adding tape all around the glass. I can only imagine all kinds of things you could add to a frame with a little mirror effect on the glass.

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Enjoy,

Tammy

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