I love to recycle old unwanted or broken things to give a new lease of life so when I saw these online blank mirror love heart frames, I new exactly what to do with some old broken crockery.
How to Transform Your Old Crockery Into a Beautiful Mirror Frame
The base is plywood and the mirror is an acrylic one covered with a protective film. I begin by glueing the mirror with PVA glue centrally onto the base.
Once dry I begin to cut some broken china into small pieces of tile with wheeled tile nippers remembering to wear eye protection against shards.
I gather various colours and textures but try and keep the sizes and thickness similar and colours that give a pinky red overall appearance.
start to glue around edge first.
It’s east to stick the lovely little china tiles around the Baird . I mix up the patterns and colours to begin to create a really nice vintage love heart frame.
Once all the way around I let it dry before the second inside later is done.
ince all the tiles are in position ans leaving the space where drilled holes are for hanging . It’s time to grout. I use ready mixed black grout and use my fingers to work into the gaps although it’s best to wear gloves. When grout is all covered it’s a clean up with wet wipes.
I peel away the film covering acrylic glass and thread a piece of wire into holes for east hanging.
I’m so happy with this little heart mirror!
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Ilv on Feb 08, 2021
This is a great way to preserve a broken family "heirloom". My husband just broke 2 of our Fiesta ware mugs. I wish I had hung on to them; because now I can see a piece of wood or old picture frame with the broken pieces grouted and the 2 handles which were not broken with the raw ends glued on for a great hand towel rack. Wish our garbage hadn't just gone out!!