Remember getting your first locker? How cool it felt- and SO grown-up- to have your own private space. A space not just to keep your books, but a space that became a home-base for the day. A space to DECORATE!
Help your tween decorate their space- be it a locker or bedroom- with this quick and economical mirror. All you need is a few beads, cut-outs from magazines, and adhesive sheets, and you are ready to go!
- Flower Mirror OR
- Star Mirror (Under 1.50! whee!)
- Darice Adhesive Sheet (also under a buck)
- a crayon
- Magazines to cut up
- Alphabet Beads (optional)
- Seed Beads and/or
- Micro Beads
- E-6000 glue
First, place the adhesive sheet, paper side up, on top of your mirror. Using the crayon, make a rubbing of the mirror. (You can also use a pencil, but the rubbing is way easier.) Cut out the outline of the shape of the adhesive sheet and then also cut out the inside section around the mirror itself. Then remove the blue backing from the adhesive sheet and apply it to the white portion of the mirror.
You may need to piece it together a bit- just take some of your leftover bits, remove the backing, and press onto the areas that you missed.
Then just use your mirror to trim it to the shape of the mirror. Now remove all of the paper backing and expose the “sticky.” Now you are ready to decorate!
Ask your kiddo to cut out small pictures and words from their favorite magazines. As you can see, I have a soccer and lego fan in my house! We used the alphabet beads to spell out the name of their school mascot. Also, you can press small poetry tiles or metal charms into the adhesive- just nothing too heavy.
Now sprinkle on seed beads in the school’s colors or your favorite color scheme. (I used about 3 packages for this mirror.) Then sprinkle on micro beads, if you like, pressing the beads into the sticky adhesive with your fingers.
Finish with adding some fine glitter over the whole thing- it’ll stick to the smallest spaces and fill the empty spots.
Now glue on some magnets and you are ready to rock your locker!
Wouldn’t this also be a fun and easy party craft? I think it would keep them entertained at a slumber party/sleepover and they’d have a great gift to go home with!
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