This simple Christmas craft project is a great way to reuse or recycle existing mirrors you have hung throughout your home during the holidays. This simple Christmas craft project can be accomplished on bathroom mirrors, front hall, mirrors, and generally on almost any mirror you have. The best part is that you can easily scrape off this simple Christmas design and return your mirror to its pre holiday status once Christmas has gone by!
To Redecorate Your Existing Mirrors For Christmas You Will Need:
Silver acrylic paint (gold is ok too)
Masking tape (optional)
Now, you will be basically using a pre made rubber stamp to add Christmas designs onto your existing mirrors. I personally think snowfalls look great and can be used in any room of the house. You can really use anything from candy canes to angels though.
If you already have some rubber stamps, but they do not fit the Christmas holiday feel, then you can still use them. Simply use red and green paint in place of the gold or silver. Red and green turns anything in to Christmas in a heartbeat.
To create some unique and fun patterns on your existing mirrors try these tips:
Tape off a checkerboard pattern. This way you can only stamp in certain areas. Apply you stamps by dipping them into the acrylic paint, then pressing not the mirror. Let the paint dry, remove the masking tape, and you have a cool new look for Christmas on your mirror.
You can also tape off your existing mirror into four large squares. Use the Christmas stamps on the top left a bottom right squares a leave the other two plain.
To create a board run a line of tape about two inches in from the edge of your existing mirror. Do this son all four sides. Now, make another taped off rectangle three inches in form this first row of tape. Now, stamp only in this area between the two pieces of tape. Try to have some of the snowflake stamps running onto the tape. When you pull off the tape it will create a crisp line and no one will miss that you were creating a snowflake boarder on the mirror.
If you decide to use the silver acrylic paint you can really cover the entire mirror with the snowflake pattern. It is such a light and delicate Christmas color that it will not interfere with anyone checking themselves out in the mirror.
Now, for an elegant snowballing look on your Christmas mirror try stamping your snowfalls along the top of the mirror. Run a row across the top. Now, take you stamp and stamp the snowflakes to look like they are falling. You should randomly place them on the top 1/3 of the mirror. Now, on the lower 2/3rd of the mirror only place a few! This is a beautiful and easy way to dress up one of those large pain mirrors found in new construction. Mix and match some white and silver paint for this one!
To clean off the acrylic paint from your existing mirrors, all you need to do is scrape them off with a thin metal spatula. Plastic spatulas also work. I lie to use one of the plastics spatulas you find in the dry wall section at the home improvement store. Now, when you have most of the acrylic paint off then you can squirt on some Windex and wipe the rest of your Christmas decorations away.