I started painting my mirrors and windows last year and I'm doing it again for this Christmas.
It's an EASY, quick, and affordable way to bring in the Holiday cheer.
No artistic talent necessary, you just need some stencils, bought or homemade.
This is the mirror outside in our front yard courtyard.
This is what the mirror looks like the rest of the year.
It's an old mirror that I hot glued floral foam and moss to. Then I wrapped chicken wire on top of it and stapled it to the wooden frame. I grow Tillandsias on it because they don't require much water.
I made some homemade stencils out of computer paper for my template. This is a one use stencil project. Use stencil Mylar for repeated use. I found the pictures on the Internet and I traced the picture of the deer right off my monitor because my printer is out of ink.
I used white and a little gray acrylic craft paint to block in the stencils. I stuck in some pine cones around the moss frame and added some sticks to the front sides of the mirror to make it 3D.
I drug home the sticks from one of my walks. The gardeners missed picking these up after trimming the trees.
I still have leftovers for another project.
I freehand painted the mountains in the background, but it looked good without them too. I shaded the bottom of the deer's belly and legs with a little gray paint to help define his body in the white snow. Save the inside of the deer cutout and overlay it on top of the painted deer image to add the shading once the deer is dry.
Here are some more stencil and paint mirror projects I did inside the house.
The paint is easy to clean off the mirror after the Holidays.
Our family initial and snowflakes.
Last year I used these cardboard letters and faux snow to decorate the outside windows.
I used the same stencils this year for some indoor mirrors, but substituted the snow for acrylic paint.
It's snowing JOY
Here are the outside windows for this year using the cardboard stencils and faux spray snow.
These are EASY!
Wishing you and your family Hope, Peace, and Love this Christmas.
Thanks for checking it out.