My absolute favorite store of all time is Anthropologie!!! I seriously could go into that store and buy one of everything... if i was RICH! But alas I am not, and can only afford a few little things here and there.
Bless your heart Anthro, but sometimes the things you are trying to sell at the price you are selling them at are truly truly outrageous!
Recently, I was looking at mirrors online at Anthro and I saw this really cute one that I loved. Very simple and just what I was looking for. But with a price tag of $168, there was no way I was buying it.
Maybe I couldn't afford it, but I could try and make my own version of it! They used pretty tiles, and those I didn't have.
But I had pretty scrap book paper, so why not use those?!
(that is not a reflection of garbage in the mirror, just a lot of books in need of a book shelf and a whole mess of craft projects n' stuff that needed to be organized!)
Things I had on hand:
- Mod Podge
- Strong Glue
- Scrapbook Paper
The only thing I didn't have were tiles. I actually ended up finding wooden tiles that were the perfect size for what I was looking for. They have numbers on them, but I didn't care because I was going to be gluing paper over them anyway.
I cut out little scraps of paper to fit the tiles, Mod Podged the heck out of them and then glued them to the mirror. It was seriously so simple. My husband even sat and helped me cut out the papers and we had a little craft night. Of course he was also watching Fast Five so they both balanced each other out.
The result was this cute little numero...
(I Photoshopped a generic background into the mirror, because I didn't want my cute lil' mug to distract from the mirror)
Anthropologie Mirror: $168
My Knock Off : $2.99 (for the tiles, I had everything else!)