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If you're looking for a way to incorporate more natural elements into your home, you're not alone! This trend isn't going away any time soon, nor should it. There's something so simply elegant about earthmade materials like wood or stone, and textiles like wool and canvas. This wood craft idea is an easy way to add a natural touch to your space with something you already have or can find fairly inexpensively at a yard sale or thrift shop - a mirror! With some dye, unfinished wood beads and Aleene's® DIY Craft Super Glue, this wood craft idea will become a stunning new statement piece for your home.
- Mirror (frameless)
- 25 mm Round unfinished wood beads
- Plastic tub
- Skewer or plastic utensil
- Rope or heavy natural fiber for hanging mirror
If your mirror has an existing frame, remove the mirror from the frame (if you can). You'll want a nice smooth surface to work on. (Or you could absolutely glue your wood beads around a frame as well. It's your wood craft - have fun with it!)
Add water to your Blue dye bottle and shake to mix.
Pour the dye into a plastic bin and add the beads to the dye solution.
Use a skewer or plastic utensil that you can throw away to mix the beads around, making sure they are entirely covered with dye. Let soak about 20 minutes. Once saturated with dye, remove them from the dye bath and let dry completely.
Add a dot of Craft Super Glue to the bottom of a dry bead (or the mirror itself) and press in place along the rim of mirror. Repeat process until the entire rim is covered with wood beads. Let dry completely.
Add a rope hanger and mount. Isn't this wood craft so pretty?! Such an easy way to upgrade your mirror to an eyecatching statement piece that also incorporates natural elements.