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Topic: Mirror Mirror one my wall, I need ideas from you all!!  (Read 11909 times)
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« on: August 23, 2009 06:12:35 PM »

I have completed two mirrors by covering them with 'recycled' material.
They are just those simple mirrors you can pick up cheaply at IKEA, I painted them black and stuck stuff on them and then loved them up with tons of mod podge! I LOVE MOD PODGE!

Bottle caps I've collected over the years and from all over the world!

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I have one more mirror and I desperately need an idea of what to cover it with. I want to keep with the recycling theme, and keep the colors bright (like with these two). They are destined to be mounted above my keyboard in a row and I am SO excited! Please if you have suggestions, ideas, anything, let me know! Thanks!!

*I've posted a tutorial on how to make the rolled magazine pages here:

« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009 06:18:41 PM »

Those mirrors look great! i especially love the magazine one.

for the last one, why don't you break coloured glass and make a mosaic-type thing? or would stretching old clothes/fabric around the mirror work?.. pieces of old jewelery?
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009 06:19:51 PM »

what an awesome idea.  Smiley
what about plastic bottle caps. you could ask your friends to keep them so they are all different colors.
Or soda can tabs.
Or I saw this frame with had little squares of cut up plastic- credit cards, platsic bottles and container. It was really bright and fun.
You could use colorful food wrapper.
Or even cut aluminum cans using old scissors then cut them into different shapes.
I hope I helped.
Good luck! Smiley

« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2009 06:34:51 PM »

Those are wonderful. Mirrors are great decoration! I have a lot of little mirrors in my room, and my friends think I'm really vain, staring at myself all day Tongue

I support soda-can tabs!

« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2009 06:37:07 PM »

Good job!  I've seen cool stuff done with candy wrappers... and they definitely fit the multi colored criteria!  I just don't know how you would give it the same kind of 3D treatment you gave the other two...  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2009 06:45:37 PM »

Very nice!

Soda can tabs

« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2009 06:54:26 PM »

I really like the magazine one.
How about using various types of buttons or beads?

« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2009 08:58:22 PM »

Do you know anyone who sews and might have fabric "scraps" or a person with yarn? BTW, really like the magazine frame!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2009 09:25:08 AM »

You could fold some starburst wrappers together, like if you were making a zig-zag bracelet, and then glue them to the mirror in rows to give some texture. I also like the broken glass of cut-up credit card ideas. It would be cool to have each mirror of a different recycle-able material: metal, paper, glass, plastic.

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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2009 12:02:18 PM »

Love the mirrors so far!

I have an idea for your next one but it is hard to explain. At school my six-year-old folded various scraps of fabric into squares and then poked and pulled the folded corner halfway through holes on a piece of card board. The effect was different wether you looked at the side with the poked through fabric or the raw edges of the other side which looked a bit like flowers, definately 3-d!

goodluck what ever you decide.
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