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DIY: Jewel Mirror

DIY: Jewel Mirror
If diamonds truly are a girl’s best friend, then 2014 is shaping up to be a year for the ladies. This jewel mirror craft is a clean, modern way to bring the gem look into your own home! (Image: Kate Sigafoos / Seattle Refined)
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If diamonds truly are a girl’s best friend, then 2014 is shaping up to be a year for the ladies. Gem outlines are popping up everywhere and I am loving this trend.

These gem bag tags from P.S. I Made This are on my crafting to-do list and the Moorea Seal store in Belltown has these great diamond terrariums made from upcycled window glass. This jewel mirror craft is a clean, modern way to bring the gem look into your own home!

 

Materials

  • Small Mirror – Ikea sells 10 hexagonal mirrors for $15
  • Jewel Stencil Template – This stencil template is made to fit the Ikea mirrors
  • Clear contact paper
  • Cardstock – 8.5x11 inch sheet in any color
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Xacto-knife
  • Ruler
  • Glass paint
  • Foam paint brush

How To

  1. Cut out an 8.5x11 inch piece of contact paper, leaving the backing attached.
  2. Tear a ½ strip of the backing paper off around all 4 edges of the contact paper.
  3. Stick the contact paper to the cardstock. This will let you run the contact paper through a printer.
  4. Print the jewel stencil onto your contact paper. If you are using an inkjet printer, be careful when you remove the paper from the printer because the ink will smudge on the contact paper. You might want to let it sit for a few hours before you use it.
  5. Separate the contact paper from the cardstock.
  6. Peel the backing off the contact paper and stick the printed pattern directly on top of the mirror.
  7. Cut the excess contact paper away from the edges of the mirror.
  8. Using your Xacto-knife and ruler, cut away all the black portions of the contact paper. You will not scratch the mirror, so don’t worry about that.
  9. Paint the exposed areas of the mirror with glass paint.
  10. Once the mirror is painted, peel off the remaining pieces of contact paper. Do not let the paint dry first! You need to do this part while the paint is still wet.
  11. Let the paint dry overnight.
  12. If there are any areas of the paint edges that are not quite clean, use the Xacto-knife to scrape away the extra paint.
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