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« on: March 03, 2012 12:01:12 PM »

Hi All! Im a lurker here, sew-istress and a crafty female, and I have recently begun investing in my own home! Its a very mod looking '60's dealio and I can't describe how much I LONG to go all rainbow on this trailer, lol.

Recently I found myself looking at the Materials section on craigslist and found ten mirrors for 2o$, the whole lot. I imediently imagined something to make a massive, wall high tree out of broken mirror pieces.

So, now, my questions. What in the heck should I use to keep these pieces down? Also, I have a two year old... sharp edges anyone? Lastly, any other ideas??

Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012 10:56:01 PM »

You could do it as a mosaic.  The tile mastic should be strong enough to hold it up - afterall, it is used to hold tiles up.  Either sand the edges down, or even a good thick layer of grout should help keep most of edges covered up.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013 10:58:42 AM »

Are you making the tree right on the wall or building a basic frame, and gluing it to that?  If its the latter, I love gorilla glue for this type of thing, dries in 2 hours versus the 24 hrs of most epoxies. If its the previous, instantbound. (though make sure the little ones not around as it does have some fumes.) Its what I use for most of  my craft projects since I have 2 year olds as well, and I prefer my crafts to be dry by morning.  As for the sharp edges, you can use some wet/dry mid-grade sand paper.  It takes a while unless your lucky and have a dremel tool, in which case be sure to keep it lubricated.  Otherwise Modge Podge Hardcoat, several layers (like 3 or 4) around each glass piece.  Or since your doing a tree, maybe you can get some tree bark (I think birch would be pretty) and small strips of it between the mirror pieces?
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