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Upcycled Snowflake Mirror Project

It’s been a long time since I have been thrifting, and I am really itching to go. I found this mirror way back in March while thrift store shopping with Marie and Allison. You can see it here in this post on 4 helpful tips for thrift store shopping. It has been in my basement ever since, just waiting for the right transformation.

I love the look of silver mirrors. With just one easy coat of silver spray paint I was able to hide the yellowing frame. Isn’t spray paint the greatest?!

With this big snowflake shaped cutting die from Lifestyle Crafts, I cut out a bunch of snowflakes using different silver and glittery papers.

Then with small glue dots, I adhered each snowflake on to the frame.

Isn’t it fun?! Now every time I walk by it this winter, I will be reminded to enjoy this season that often times I dread.

Kami Bigler is a regular contributor at Make and Takes. She’s the thrifty maven who runs the blog: no biggie – a montage of her three favorite creative outlets: crafting, cooking, and thrifting. Her interests include portrait and tabletop photography, paper crafts, decorating and experiencing the thrill of the thrift find. You can follow Kami on Twitter at @kamibigler.


  1. I love this project. I’ve had a mirror similar to this one for 30 years and couldn’t part with but don’t use it. You can be sure I will do this for winter 2011. Thanks for a great idea!

  2. I love this, Kami. That snowflake die cut is so pretty!! Since I was there with you when you got the mirror, it’s fun to see what happened to it now!!

  3. That is so great! I love the color silver and that mirror turned out fantastic! You did a great job!

  4. Kami – That is gorgeous! Do you know how many times I have walked by a mirror very similar to that at a thrift store! A gazillion. Never again. I absolutely love the transformation!

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