Make it Moroccan-Style: DIY Tile Mirror

P.S.-You're Invited...

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Ornate mirrors don't often come cheap. If you're looking for that Moroccan feel without the airfare or the import tax, check out this gorgeous option made from tin tiles, spotted in Erica Domesek's new book, P.S.-You're Invited.

P.S.-You're Invited... may be organized by themed celebrations, but you don't need to have a Moroccan tea party on the calendar to make this mirror. As Erica (who also founded P.S.-I Made This... and wrote a book of the same name) says, "Don't wait for a get together to get it together."

This project was one of the first in this beautifully designed book to catch my eye, and I'm definitely putting it on my to-do list for the jewel box room. Here's how you do it:

What You'll Need:

• Faux tin tile
• Mirror
• Foamcore
• Sharpie marker
• Heavy-duty glue
• Utility knife or box cutter
• Scissors
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Instructions:

  1. Draw your intended shape directly onto the surface of the tile.
  2. Using a utility knife of box cutter to kick off the cutting process, cut out the shape using sharp scissors.
  3. Squeeze an ample amount of glue directly onto the back of the tile.
  4. Place mirror, front side down, directly onto the glue.
  5. After the glue dries, back the mirror with heavy foamcore to support the frame.

(Images: Copyright © 2013 by ELD Creative, Inc./from P.S.-You’re Invited…by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster)

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