Friday, August 31, 2012

Paint Stick Mirror

I saw a few different variations of this mirror on Pinterst so I decided to try my own and see how it turned out.  I wanted to try and do this project for free but ended up buying some spray paint for $3.47 so total cost of the project $3.47!!!

30 Paint Sticks (Home Depot or Lowes gives these things away for free!)
An Old Mirror
Hot Glue/Gun
Spray Paint

I used a mirror I already had and all I had to do was unscrew it and put a piece of cardboard glued to the back to make the mirror even to glue the paint sticks on flat.

I evenly spaced out the first layer all the way around, and then glued another layer on top in between the previous first layer.

Back side finished product

 Then I sprayed it yellow and sealed it and hung it up in my guest room.  So cute for so cheap!  I think it really makes a statement and takes up wall space!


  1. I love the color that you chose! It really pops and looks fantastic. :)

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  3. love it. I'm totally doing it but I think I want a bigger mirror

  4. what a great idea for a mirror!

    I would like to let you know about a new Craft Party,

    I would love to see your creations linked up with Crafty Tuesday

    Every week I will choose few tutorials and they will be featured on my blog and my facebook, twitter and pinterest page

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  5. Wow - I love it what a great idea - I love projects that are free or cheap! newest follower.

  6. Very cute, I love how bright and fun that yellow is! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  7. Great makeover of a small mirror - really is a feature piece now!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. This is so stinking cute! I totally have everything to make this in my craft stash! (literally everything needed was recently hand-me-downed from my sister) thanks so much for posting this project! looking forward to seeing more of your work as I just found ya via the HubbyMadeMe linky party!


  9. Love the yellow! I have a similar mirror project that I keep meaning to finish - now I'm inspired after seeing how cute yours is!! Love it!

  10. This is an awesome idea! I'd love for you to pop over and share it in Mommy Solutions!


  11. Love it! I have lots of rulers left over from my Back to School Ruler wreath. Maybe I ought to give this a shot! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

  12. So Cute! Great job of thinking outside the box!

  13. I like the yellow against the gray walls. I did one of these mirrors in my dining room.

  14. Very cute and the color is just perfect. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  15. I can't believe you made that for only $3.47! LOVE it and the pop of color it adds!

  16. Thank you so much for linking up to A Crafty Soiree! I've featured your project in the newest one. Come check it out, it will be up at midnight EST and will also have a giveaway from You Can Make This in it!

  17. This is such a cute mirror. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above