The Big Guy


I supposed that this may be my final frame, so it’s only fitting that it is the biggest one of them all.

If you’ve got a lot of time on your hands, this is the perfect project!

This is the mirror frame, but instead of framing a picture, the pictures are framing you.

You’ll need:
a mirror with a wide frame
photos you’re willing to cut up
paint (I used acrylics)
paint brushes
a pencil
a circular cap of some sort
and tape

You’ll want to take the mirror off of your wall to do everything.

First, paint your entire mirror frame one solid color. I would suggest black so you can easily cover the patterns of the original frame.

Next, decorate the frame as you please! This is the fun part, you can paint whatever the hell you want one here. Keep in mind though, that you might end up covering parts of it with your photos. If you want a themed frame, use photos that match with your painting. I chose a water theme.

While you wait for your paint to dry, use your circular cap and mark with a pencil on the back of your photo and trace around it. Then, cut the circle out. Repeat for as many photos as you need to cover your frame.

When you’ve got enough circles, tape them to the frame wherever you want!

Put the mirror onto your wall and add the small finishing touches to your art work and TADA!

Hopefully you’ll have as much fun as I did :)

written by natalieerachel on 2011-03-06 #gear #tutorials #tutorial #tipster #decoration #frame-mirror-circle-cut-decoration-themed


  1. werriston
    werriston ·

    Cute :)

  2. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Thanks guys!

  3. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    Pretty mirror, alas, wasted on me.

  4. veekkii
    veekkii ·

    I really like the octopus :3

  5. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Haha thanks, I really like octopuses :)

  6. toffeeish
    toffeeish ·

    Wow!! If only I could paint that well!!
    Really cool idea!! XD

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