Published on January 10th, 2014 | by Bonnie Getchell0
DIY Crafts: Turn a Broken Mirror and Cardboard into Mosaic Art!
Do you remember when I upcycled a broken mirror into a magnetic board? Like I mentioned in that post, I saved the pieces of the broken mirror for a future craft project. Well, the future is now! I transformed a boring piece of cardboard and a broken mirror into a beautiful mosaic art piece!
What You Will Need:
1. A broken mirror
5. Hot glue/hot glue gun
6. A pencil
7. (Optional) Gloves
How To Do It:
1. Draw the shape of your choice onto the cardboard. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I chose a heart, but I also thought about doing a peace sign like my Pop Top Peace Sign. You could also do a letter or even an entire word.
2. Cut it out!
3. Paint it the color of your choice. Your cardboard will soak up a lot of paint, but don’t feel like you have to give it a perfect paint job. Most of the surface will be covered with broken mirror, anyway.
4. When dry, carefully arrange the mirror pieces onto your cardboard shape. (Helpful hint: I suggest wearing protective gloves while doing steps 4 and 5. Getting little pieces of mirror in your finger tips is not fun!)
5. Once you have all of the pieces arranged, hot glue them to the cardboard. If you have any mirror pieces left over, try this DIY concrete mosaic!
Isn’t it pretty? I love the way the mirror reflects the light and adds a little “bling” to the average piece of cardboard. I plan on putting this cutie on my mantle to celebrate the month of love (February). I was thinking it might be a cute base for an eco-friendly centerpiece, too! You could also frame it in an empty picture frame.
Where would you put it? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!