Altered Christmas Mirror

RRR Challenge 02Altered Mirror for Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #106

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for another challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The theme for Challenge #106 is Winter Holidays and Ribbon.  What fun!  After a couple of false starts, I was inspired to alter a basic IKEA mirror with 2 1/2″ Cotton Blend Holiday Ribbon and gorgeous Vintage Christmas Plaid Ribbon.

RRR Challenge 04This is the MALMA mirror from IKEA, and this is what it looked like out of the package.

I covered it with Christmas Past papers from Graphic 45, and then added my ribbons and embellishments.  I think you’ll agree, it’s quite a transformation.

RRR Challenge 01I brushed the ribbon lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then added it to my paper covered base using Scor-Tape because it is easy to work with and holds on like crazy.  I fringed the edges of the ribbon just a little to add to the rustic feel.  The Vintage Plaid Christmas ribbon matched the burlap ribbon perfectly, and added great color and design as well.

RRR Challenge 05I kept the color of my embellishments very simple, as I wanted to stay within the kraft, burgundy, green and white color palette.  I do love these peppermint candy buttons that I found in my stash, and the white Bead Berry Sprays add such a lovely touch to the ribbons.

RRR Challenge 02I die cut Tim’s fancy flourish from old cereal boxes and then heat embossed it with Shabby White Vintage embossing powder.  Adding glittery gold stars and a poufy rosette made from the burlap ribbon filled in the top corner nicely.  I had to cover the mirror while photographing it, but ther really is a mirror there, I promise.  I think this altered Christmas mirror would make a gorgeous display in my front entry hall with a grouping of white candles and pine boughs, don’t you?

Be sure to visit the RRR BLOG and load up your Winter Holiday and ribbon project before midnight on November 20th!  Can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!



10 thoughts on “Altered Christmas Mirror

  1. Gloria Stengel

    You know how I said you have these moments of pure brilliance? This is one of them! That is so beautiful and clever. I love the use of the burlap ribbon! And all the decor around the edges is perfect. This is stunningly composed and just spectacular. You have my address…….

  2. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, late today. This is such a lovely country mirror. I see it hung so many places in a country home. a beautiful gift, an well done….thanks for sharing have a good day.

  3. Pamellia

    FANTASTIC! I just love the Country Christmas feel to this project Kathy! Those peppermint buttons are so much fun! I love the Frantage on the flourish and the big button, it adds so much texture and a touch of glamour to a wonderfully rustic piece! Love it! hugs 🙂

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