Turning a frame into art.
- Pallet egg cartons (or several 12 pack cartons depending on how big your mirror is)
- Hot glue gun (with plenty of glue sticks)
- Mirror in a frame of at least 3” thick (wide)
- Paint in the color(s) of your choosing (spray paint is best)
- Optional- if you want to hang the mirror, you will need picture hanging wire and kit
- Ruler or straight edge with tape measure
- Pen, pencil or marker
- Get several 12-cup egg cartons
- Cut each little cup out and set aside. These will be your petals.
Cut a slit into each corner of a cup. This will make four slits that will serve as the petals.
Trim down each slit to create a petal. This will be your first (or bottom) layer.
Trim down another cup for the second layer, just slightly smaller than the first layer.
- Trim down the third cup, smaller than the second cup. Roll each slit inward to resemble the petals of a rose.
- Glue the 3 layers together, turning each layer so the slits lay in between the layers of each other.
- Starting at one corner, hot glue your three-level rose creations to the frame. If you notice any spaces in between the roses, bend down your new “petals” to fill in the gaps.
- Continue adding your roses until the frame is covered.
- Let the glue on all of the roses dry.
- Tape off the mirror with blue painter’s tape. If your mirror is large, cover the mirror with a newspaper to keep the paint off.
- Spray roses with desired paint. Leave to dry. If you want to leave them the color of the egg crate, you are done! Voila!
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