tissue paper mirror

Tissue Paper Mirror

I have been working on this mirror for around a week now, it is one of those projects that is a time investment but pays off BIG in the end, see…

I love the way both the mirror and my dresser came out!

I thought I would combine these posts and tutorials because they aren’t to difficult or unique that they need separate posts.

The mirror I grabbed at Goodwill, originally I was going to do another project with it which is why I spray painted it yellow but I changed my mind… surprise surprise! Either way, the mirror was $8 and the tissue paper was a few bucks with a coupon. Of course.

First I cut 1,000 or so circles from the tissue paper, I used just a roll of tape I had on hand as something to trace.


 Then you glue, and glue, and glue. Basically I did this off and on for a few days. It is a great activity to do while watching TV at night to keep your hands busy.

Many hundreds of pieces of tissue paper later, you are done!

To hang it up I turned it over onto my trash can (which is a stand up plant holder by the way, pretty clever, just sayin’) because that would hold it up without smashing the tissue paper. 

Then I added a piece of painters tape from point to point.

Put that on the wall, level, even though it looks rather crooked in the photo.

 And add your screws on either side.

 And hang!!

Here is the dresser, I just painted the outside white, spray painted the drawers back and then put my stencil over all three while they were next to each other and painted with house paint and a roller. (I am missing a whole folder of pictures, ugh).

I am so happy with the way it looks in the room!!

I am even more happy with what people would see if our bedroom door happened to be open when they came over… yay! Better than dirty clothes, that is for sure!

On top of the dresser I just put a couple of pedestals stacked, you know the drill, dollar store candle stick, gorilla glue and plates/bowls. Then the frames were a dollar each from Goodwill and I just added some scrapbook letters on white paper.

Do you have any Goodwill finds lately?

3 Responses to Tissue Paper Mirror

  1. Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm June 29, 2012 at 4:36 am #

    How lovely! So worth the time it took!

  2. withscissorsandaspatula June 29, 2012 at 4:38 am #

    This is so great! I have an old mirror in need of a makeover and this would be perfect for it. Goodwill finds are the best. I just linked up a project of my that involved a small set of drawers/jewelry box I found at Goodwill!

  3. Dianna July 7, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    looks great! I love the colors with your wall color too