We love to hear from our readers and jump at the chance to share their wit, creativity and great DIY's! When this fabulous broken mirror project by Ediz popped into our inbox, we knew we had to share the deets with all of you. Isn't it fabulous and so chic? This is precisely what we heard from Ediz and her pictures below too!
Dear CasaCullen, I just finished a mirror project and found it oh so topical with your recent post. About a month ago, one of these framed mirrors I had in my room fell and shattered into pieces Terrified of the karmic consequences, I thought recycling the remains into some crafty mosaic would be a good way to regain the lost luck. I've included some pictures I took throughout the process but it was fairly simple and the only thing I needed to purchase was the glass adhesive which was about $3.49.
I began by painting the backing with watercolors. I'm not artistic so this shows how user friendly watercolors really are, it was literally a kids craft set. Next, I placed some of the bigger broken pieces into a basic design I wanted to start with and from there I just placed pieces and glued. Some of the shattered pieces were a little too big to work with, so I wrapped those in a towel and hammered them out a little to get the smaller pieces. Once I had everything glued down, I put the mosaic back in the original frame, added some backing (from cut out cardboard) and it was complete!
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We are in complete awe of Ediz's creativity and willingness to use what she has. This awesome mirrored mosaic is genius and will be a great conversation piece too. Truly a great idea and we're so glad she took the time to share it with us. Following up on our recent post for mirrored decor HERE, maybe busting up an old mirror is in order. Or finding an inexpensive mirror at the thrift store is what it's all about too!
Enjoy and a huge thanks to our fabulous new friend Ediz for her awesome contribution and email. Do you have a great DIY project you're just dying to share with us? Please email us a few photos and the details via [email protected]
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