How to Create a Modern + Feminine Mirror

I don’t know about you, but doilies are one of my craft staples. I swear I can weasel them in to almost any project.

Case in point: today’s tutorial for how to make a modern (but feminine) frosted glass doily mirror. It’s pretty easy and makes for a great weekend warrior project. Make your own…

What do I need? Materials… Mirror (framed or unframed), paper doily, frosted glass finish spray, double-sided tape

How do I make it?

Steps… 1. Clean mirror with soap and water to remove any debris or dirt, and let dry.

2. Choose a paper doily that works for the size mirror you have. My doily is about a third of the size of mirror. On the backside of the doily, place double sided tape all over. You will want to overload it with tape so that you can stop the spray from going into areas you don’t want it to be. But you also want to be sure not to put tape over any areas that are suppose to be “open” in the doily. Then turn over and secure to the mirror anywhere you wish. Remember: The area you put the doily, will be the only spot in the mirror you will actually be able to see a reflection when we are done.

3. Place mirror down on flat surface. Shake frosted glass spray according to directions and then spray 7-12 inches away from the mirror in even, sweeping strokes. Thin layers are the best way to go about this to avoid drips and other inaccuracies. Wait for each coat to dry (about 15-10 minutes) before applying the next coat. My mirror took four coats.

4. After the last layer is completely dry, gently remove the paper doily and double-sided tape from mirror. Clean with damp cloth and you are ready to hang.

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43 comments | Click here to reply

totally going to have to try this…

Susan Petersen

What a beautiful project! I love this.

Tammy

Thanks so much Susan and Tammy. Glad you like it.
-Brittni

papernstitch

This is the best yet that you’ve posted! What a cool idea, and so easy. It could work in so many environments. And you KNOW I love a good mirror. =)

Shanon

I love the display you created with the mirror – the yellow flowers really pop against the white mirror!

Piper aka one sydney road

I love it and the best part…not a whole lot of materials or instructions!

Joanna

Thank you so much Shannon. 🙂 Yes, I know how much you love mirrors. The mirror I used actually reminds me of one of the mirrors you have photographed before…forget what else was in that photograph (but i love it).

papernstitch

I LOVE this! So simple with GORGEOUS results. You’re so clever.

sloeginfizz

=)

Shanon

I love this idea!

lovesfool

Love it! It’s on my list of things to try!

evie

How easy to DIY! It’s darling.

Jeanee

wow. that is one great idea!! thanx for sharing!

lou

ohh- where is that cute little vase from ? <3

jo

THIS IS JUST PLAIN RADNESS!

Miss B.

Fantastic!! I will definitely make one of these. thanks for the great idea!

Erin

I have a whole new respect for doilies. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda

Great idea! You’d want to check your paper doily beforehand, to be sure it doesn’t have any “hanging chads” obstructing the punched-out design. I could see this working really well using colored spray paint, too, and with overlapped and/or off-center doilies.

Also, the phrase is “case in point”. 🙂

Sabra

i love this! i didn’t know that there was spray glass etching stuff. very cool. i can’t wait to try this!!

Soraia

Hey, followed this project from d*s. Thanks for a great idea; i have some old blue frosted glass paint lying around, so I’ll try this for sure! Have also subscribed and looking forward to your future posts. Cheers!

Kitschcrazy

So have to try this!!!

Mike T.

Adorei, muito criatico, maravilhoso!!!

Dani Grossi

Simply cute!

Phares Causey

This is so pretty! I know many people who would LOVE this as a gift. Thanks for the cool idea! I’m going to make this a future post (credited to you of course :D).

actsofflair

thanks everyone!

papernstitch

I tried this! I’m posting about it on my blog tomorrow. Thanks for the tutorial!

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Thanks!!

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Pretty and creative. Mirrors are mostly functional. This one makes you take a second look.

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Just so you know, shelterness.com has stolen all your photos and summarized your tutorial here:

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