Wednesday, March 24, 2010

$5 Challenge @ Living with Lindsay

I took Lindsay's $5 Challenge and made something new for my little hallway!  I've wanted a mirror up here forever so I could make sure I don't have anything in my teeth before I leave the house.

Here's what I bought at the dollar store:  The only round mirror was this "Fashion Mirror" that had the foam soccer ball frame around it.  Sorry I forgot to take a picture of it was beautiful.  So I just took the foam off around it.  Easy-peasy. 

I also bought these two bird pictures.  They're made of cheap metal and were too precious to pass up.   

Then I bought some twine.  

I also cut a big circle out of a Honey Nut Cheerios box.  I know cereal boxes weren't on Lindsay's approved items list but I hoped she wouldn't mind.  I needed something extra to put on the back of the mirror so I could make the mirror seem bigger than it was.


It's kinda hard to tell in the picture, but the twine is actually in three tiers.  I did 3 layers of twine closer to the mirror and then two and then just one layer around the outside.

I also wrapped twine around the bird pictures to tie them in with the mirror.  Just wrapped and hot glued.

Love the end result!


Hope said...

You are so creative!!! It looks great. Angela was right - you need to help us!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Wow! Great job!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Super clever ideas! Love the look with the twine!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great project! You are a clever and crafty girl. Happy Spring!

Kim said...

I love how it turned out, too. It was so smart scavenging the mirror.

Stephanie Lynn said...

Very creative! Love the mirror

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Totally creative. You did an awesome job!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

So cute!!!!

Abbey @ Practically Perfect said...

Thanks everybody!