Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Take the sting and mess out of working with hot glue guns. Our one-of-a-kind set of must-have tools will banish your hot glue woes! Set includes a mat, finger caps, tweezers, a paddle and a press wand. Created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza.
FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - New Leaf Green, 2 oz.
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.
FolkArt ® Metallics - Pure Gold, 2 oz.
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.
Cheap mirror with frame
Roll of aluminum tape
Can of Silver Metallic Spray paint
Rag or paper towels
Two 3” wide by 30” long strips of green organza OR 30” of wide matching ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue
- Take the mirror out of the frame.
- Cut your aluminum tape in small pieces and start taping them around your mirror frame. Don’t worry if you get creases, you want creases!
- When your entire frame is covered rub it with a rag to make sure the tape is sticking everywhere and shows the shape of the frame perfectly.
- Dab your paper towel or rag in some green paint and rub it along the frame so that it catches in the creases.
- Rub most of the paint off only leaving hints of it here and there.
- When dry, repeat the process with the gold metallic paint until you get the desired effect.
- While that is drying, lightly dust the edges of your actual mirror with the silver spray paint.
- Do this right on top of the mirror to give it an antique aged feel.
- When everything is dry, replace the mirror in the frame. I like to hot glue my mirrors in their frames (especially cheaper frames) so they are more sturdy.
- Tie a bow in your ribbon or organza and hot glue it to the back of your mirror to hang.
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