Broken Mirror turned into Art
You know you might have a craft addiction problem when a beautiful mirror falls, and after only a second of horror you start imagining all the great things you can do with the broken mirror pieces. You can remove all doubt, when you turn to hubby and say “Don’t throw this away” and he just nods, understanding.
No sense crying over spilled milk… or broken mirrors. Time to get to work! (Thankfully, the frame was unharmed, so we will just replace the mirror, eventually.)
The first thing I needed to do was to break the rest of the mirror into manageable sizes. To break a mirror (or glass) you can use tile clippers, or glass cutters, or you can just lay a blanket, sheet or in my case, a pillowcase over the glass (to prevent the breaking glass from spraying) and tap it with a hammer. Obviously caution should be used when working with sharp broken glass! Gloves and eye protection are a must!
I used heavy gloves to handle the glass while breaking and sorting it. Now that the mirror was in more manageable pieces, I could get to work!
I decided I was going to make some Mosaic art for the empty wall in the master bathroom! I had some things in mind, but the finished project turned out nothing like what I imagined! Sometimes you just have to go with the flow (or go with the shapes the broken glass gives you…)
I did not want the piece to be TOO heavy, mounting might be difficult if it weighed a ton. Mirror is already heavy, so I decided to put it on light foam board. I was going to cut the board into three equal pieces and make a grouping of mosaics…
That didn’t work out too well. Foam board is difficult to cut nicely, turns out. After trying several different methods looking for a clean cut, I gave up, and went back to a full board. What project would be complete without some kind of hitch in the plans, right?