Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Lovely Ballerina Hand Mirror

One of my favorite things to do when I browse the isles of the dollar store is to find things to alter.
So when I saw a plain purple hand mirror, I knew just what it needed, some girly frills!
 I hope you enjoy this as much I enjoyed making it!

The first thing you will need is a plain hand mirror. Clean and dry both sides with some glass cleaner.

Then gather your supplies. For this project, I used:
Spring Stripe Glitter Cardstock- on Sale this month!
A flourish Sticker from the Spring Sticker Sheet - on Sale this month!
Purple Diamonds Dew Drops
Metallic Pink Dew Drops
Vintage ballerina clip art from Altered Pages
Pink Tulle, decorative ribbon and a butterfly.
Scissors, pencil, strong double stick tape, tacky glue, e6000, foam tape and scrap cardstock.

I traced the mirror onto the paper with a pencil and cut out.
Then I covered the back side with the double stick tape and placed on the back of the hand mirror, pressing firmly.
I trimmed the clip art to size and traced onto the scrap paper. I cut this out larger than the actual trace.
I placed a few thin strips of the double stick tape to the scrap paper as shown and began placing the ribbon. When done, I added foam tape to the center and then the ballerina image. The foam tape keeps the image from having a sunken look.

I glued the metallic pink dew drops to the outline of the mirror and tied my tulle in a pretty bow.

On the back side of the mirror, I first placed the flourish sticker at the top and then glued the purple diamond dew drops to the edge of the striped paper. Next, I added the ballerina piece.
The butterfly was added with e6000.
Let everything set completely for a hour or two before using.
Thanks for coming by, I hope you liked my craft!
Don't forget to visit us on March 31st for a Garden Blog Hop!
- Michelle Frae Cummings


Lyneen said...

OH MY GOSH this is precious! What little girl wouldn't love this mirror!!!

Cely said...

so fabulous! love it!

Robin O'Crowley said...

I need to make 3 of these for my granddaughters. They would be soooo in love!

Tonya said...

That is simply adorable!!! I have an old silver plated mirror that I need to do something and this has given me the inspiration to alter it. Thanks for sharing!!! <3

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

This is so so cute!
Love it

Barbara Rankin said...

This is just adorable, Michelle. I would have loved to display this on my dresser when I was just a wee girl!

Danie May said...

Any girl would love this Michelle, such a sweet transformation!

Jean M said...

What a wonderful project. I adore it!
I love how paper can be combined with most anything to make such fun stuff!

Robin Horasanian said...

A wonderful transformation! I love it.

Cynthia McCoy said...

I love this idea! I think this would make a cute little birthday gift for my youngest granddaughter. :)

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Super cute idea!!! Great job!

Lee Brehon said...

You made this look so easy. A wonderful addition to any little girls room. Beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

just love this project so cute!!! looks so vintage...

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