Check it Out! When crafting, I always love to use recycled materials and I love finding cheap items and making them look well... uncheap!
Sometimes my ideas for projects come out exactly as I imagine but more often than not, they don't! But that isn't always a bad thing. This project is a prime example!
My initial intention when I bought 6 $1 framed mirrors at the Dollar Tree was to create one large mirror. It was to be the Pottery Barn Mirror hack that I saw on Pinterest. It didn't work out as planned so I put my mind to figuring out how I could use all these frames that I now had. And tada, I ended up with the rope frame beach themed mirror above.
My supplies for this project included:
- 2 $1 framed mirrors
- Recycled piece of heavy cardboard (originally a backing to a bookshelf)
- Assorted beach glass pieces
- Box Cutter knife
- Hot Glue
- e6000 or other adhesive
To start I measured and figured out the center spot for my two mirrors. Using e6000 I adhered them to the board.
Using my hot glue gun, I started adding the rope following the edge of the mirror and rounding the corners to create a frame.
I repeated this around and around until I ran out rope! I didn't measure my rope but ended up with 5 times around.
Because I ran out of rope and didn't want to go buy more, I decided to cut my board down so that it didn't show. I then glued a line of twine around the edge to cover the board edge.
So I got to this point and had considered myself almost done, when I accidentally broke one of the mirrors. Yep a big ole crack right along one corner. So I dug around in my craft supplies and found the beach glass.
To cover my mistake, I glued a left over piece of rope right across the crack and added the beach glass in the space that was created after adding the rope. I also used a piece of twine to cover the line between the two mirrors.
I think given all my hiccups, it turned out pretty good! What do you think?