27 September 2008

Chipboard flower mirror

The store where I teach hosts an annual holiday open house with lots of samples of projects that customers can make as gifts. This week, I've been pulling materials and planning out a few projects to make for display. As you can imagine, this is a very fun job! :-)

This mirror/frame is the first project I've finished so far. I am envisioning it as an accessory for a girl's room. Of course, you could use any color scheme you'd like to match the decor.

When I started this project, I didn't know if it was going to be a frame for a photo or for a mirror, because I wasn't sure I could find a mirror to fit the 5" square opening. Happily, I found one at Hobby Lobby which fit perfectly. The nice thing about the frame is that it allows a photo to be slipped in and out from the side, if you choose to use it as a picture frame instead.

For this project, I used a 12x12 BE frame and a set of Rusty Pickle chipboard flowers. I painted the chipboard pieces with acrylic paint and let them dry, using Doodlebug's glitter on the white flowers. Meanwhile, I cut and adhered the cardstock and paper background to fit over the frame. Finally, I layered the chipboard pieces around the opening, using foam dots under some for dimension. Once everything was in place, I used a brown pen and Stickles to add detail to some of the pieces.

This project wasn't difficult to complete, and I still have plenty of chipboard flowers left to use on another sample. Hmmm....what to make next? :-)


Lily said...

i just love this...lovely

Pattern Paper Addict said...

That is too cute!!!

Kristina said...

Cute project!

Lemon Cupcakes said...

That is adorable. Thanks for the great gift idea. I know plenty of little girls that I needed gifts for.

Linda said...

This is so pretty!