My daughter is quite the little princess. I mean, this is the girl who still talks about being Rapunzel for Halloween. And she absolutely loves looking in the mirror. Anytime she puts chapstick on, or a new dress, or gets her hair done she immediately runs to the bathroom and climbs on the toilet so she can look in the mirror. I decided that I wanted her to have her own mirror. And what better for a princess than a mirror shaped like a castle?!
- Plywood (that’s what I had on hand..you could use another thin wood)
- Circle mirror
- Vinyl lettering (optional)
- Acrylic paint (I used white, dark pink, light pink, and light green to match her room)
- Spray glitter
- Masking tape
Step 1: Place your vinyl lettering (I got a whole bunch of vinyl sayings from a friend so I just used what I had…you could also just stencil lettering on) and mirror down on the plywood how you want them arranged. Draw the castle shape that you want. You could honestly use any shape you wanted. I used my husband’s enormous level to make sure all my lines were straight and level. Cut out the shape using a jigsaw. Sand the edges.
Step 2: You can spray some primer on at this point. Using a pencil, draw a rough sketch of where you want the paints and lines to go. I wrote down where I wanted each color to go so I would remember. Make sure you take a picture or make a separate sketch so you can reference it once you start painting. I decided to make it easy on myself and just have straight lines. Use the masking tape to tape off where you want to paint.
Step 3: Have at it! I had so much fun painting and putting the little details (like windows and some random bricks) on. Make sure you put multiple coats of each color.
Step 4: I decided I wanted the mirror to sparkle so I sprayed a layer of glitter to the mirror. It added the perfect amount of shimmer.
Step 5: Place your vinyl lettering down (make sure to use the mirror as reference). After I painted the lettering placement had changed a little from when I originally painted it, but that’s ok. Adhere the vinyl (or stencil if that’s what you’re doing).
Step 6: Spray everything with sealant. Let dry.
Step 7: Adhere the mirror using some strong glue, attach some picture hangers to the back, and prepare to have a very excited child! My daughter looks in it constantly. (oh and ignore the ugly color of her walls…our bedrooms are the last rooms to get painted)
Does your daughter love to look in the mirror as much as mine?
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