Hello fellow craftsters!
As much as I would like to take full credit for this project, I really can't... I had some help.
It all started with my awesome BFF who gave me a bunch of leather swatch books. I sat one day for a few hours detaching the swatches from their folders. I initially was going to make a purse but I wasn't totally sure. I had a mirror that I got for free off of Craigslist, but it had a tradition mirror frame that I wasn't thrilled with. So I asked my awesome father in law if he could make me a flat frame.
(Thanks Pop! I couldn't have done it without you!)
I then, plopped everything on the floor and after about an hour of that I decided to lean it back up on the wall cause my back started hurting.
That didn't work out either so I wound up working on my dining room table.
Here is a close-up to show some of the different textures...
Here it is almost finished....
It was still missing something. So I bought some brass furniture tacks. luckily I had a rubber mallet.
I put them where all the corners meet and also all over the inside and outside if the frame...
and then my super-awesome fiance hooked up the hanging wire and the mirror and viola... a leather patchwork mirror! I think it came out pretty cool.. what do you think?
p.s. the mirror is 41" x 53"