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Decoupaged Mirror With Cheerful Birds

This mirror will definitely cheer you up, no matter what kind of mood you are in.



Cheerful Mirror With Decoupaged Birds

For this project you will need:

- mirror “Malma” from Ikea or a similar mirror
- paper napkins of your choice
- white acrylic paint
- paint brush
- decoupage glue for paper napkins or Mod Podge
- flat and soft paint brush for applying glue


1. First you will paint the mirror with two coats of white paint, letting the paint dry between each coat.

2. While the paint is drying, tear the motifs carefully out of 1/2 of a paper napkin. We needed 5 birds and 6 flowers for this project. It is ok when there is a white border around the motif. It will blend in with the white paint. Discard all but the top layer of the napkin.

3. Now arrange the motifs how you would like to see them on the mirror. To adhere a motif, brush a light amount of paint on the mirror and press the motif onto the glue. Smoothen out any wrinkles gently out with your fingers. Now brush a light coat of glue over the motif, covering it completely. Continue with all of the other motifs in the same manner until the mirror is covered.

Caution: The napkin bleeds a little when the glue is applied over it. (Especially the pink color is tricky) Try only to use just enough glue to cover a motif without it being too wet and the bleeding will stay at a minimum.

Craft Tutorial:

Paper Napkin Applique 75

Learn more about Paper Napkin Applique


Cheerful Mirror With Decoupaged Birds 2
Both items needed for this project were found at our local Ikea store. The mirror is an item that is regularly sold there and this year (2012), they are selling a couple of items with cute and cheery birds... including the paper napkins that were used to decorate the mirror.





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