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 first...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.

Back:

Front:
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!

9 comments:

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!