Haunted Mirror Halloween DIY

2 Materials
4 Hours

Spook everyone with this haunted mirror DIY!

I found this mirror while at a church sale last month for $2! I knew I had to have it and exactly what I wanted to do with it. Let me show you what I did.

You can tell that the mirror was originally painted gold and someone spray painted over it with black. I cleaned the mirror up a little and gave it a fresh coat of spray paint to make it look better.

I took the back off and removed the mirror.

To make the haunted mirror you need an old black and white photo either from a book or printed offline. I found this image on Pinterest and just customized it to the size I wanted, then printed it out. I made sure my printer was set to black and white ink so that it wouldn’t use so much ink.

With a razor blade, scrape off the coating on the back of the mirror very carefully. You’ll want to scrape the grey part and once you get down to the mirror there’s a coating on it. I found it easier if I scraped it in circular motions. This part took me the longest!

When you have the coating scraped off and everything looks good to you, tape the black and white photo to the back of the mirror.

Put the mirror back in the frame very carefully. As you can see in the photo below I accidentally cracked the mirror because it wouldn’t fit back in under the prongs that hold the back on. When I tried to pull the prong back farther, the mirror cracked. Oops.

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Suggested materials:
  • Thrifted Mirror   (Church Sale)
  • Spray Paint   (Walmart)
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