Ok, so my mirror's not trying to convince anyone it's the real thing, but when it comes to little girls playing dress-up, I'm not sure you have to convince them of anything, other than the fact that they are, and will always be, gorgeous little ladies.
Here's what I used:
- A dollar-store mirror with a black plastic frame - go for round or oval with a ribbed finish so that you can lay your beads in one of the low 'ruts.'
- Left over house paint (I mixed my own using white gloss, and approximately a tablespoon of blue and a teaspoon of grey).
- a silver dollar-store necklace.
- a broken Christmas decoration, also in silver.
Here's what I did:
- carefully paint the mirror frame.
- cut the necklace so that it's now a long string.
- test the necklace to see whether it goes all the way around the mirror - if it doesn't be sure to leave the opening either exactly at the center of the bottom/top of the mirror frame, or off to one side (which is a lot easier and more quirky).
- run super-glue around the 'rut' where you are going to lay your necklace.
- lay the necklace in the glue, remembering to leave the opening where you want it.
- glue other embellishments on to finish.
Make your own chabby-chic mirror in less than 15-minutes (plus drying time) - it's super fast, fun, cheap, and the results are well worth it if the girls' feedback is anything to go by!
PS - Mother's Day is coming up in Australia... maybe make one for mum? After all, a lady is never too old to admire herself in the mirror. x