9/23/13

DIY Halloween Ghost in the Mirror

DIY Halloween Ghost in the Mirror, a 1-2-3 craft! Just 3 things and less than 3 dollars are needed to achieve this ghostly image for your Halloween Decor
Hola Amigos! Sharing with you a quick craft I made last year in the also known as the Before Blogging Days!, not as many pictures but this craft is so easy that not as many are needed anyway!

What I Used: You only need 3 things to make this craft. Head to your Dollar Store and get yourself a framed mirror, a printed image from your computer, preferably black and white and some Oven Cleaner.
How I did it: Take your mirror apart, set the frame aside. On a kitchen towel or old rag, place your mirror upside down (reflective side down) leaving the dark side exposed. Spray some oven cleaner over it and let it sit for a couple of minutes. I tried several times and with the particular oven cleaner I used it took me 15-20 minutes for it to work. Using a soft towel or old rag (a disposable one because you won't be using this one again) wipe some areas of your mirror, not everything, leave some areas with the dark backing so when you turn it around you could still see your own reflection, like a mirror. Make sure it's dry and with no residue of cleaner before you continue with your craft.
Cut the printed image to fit your frame and put it right behind the mirror already  on the frame. When you turn it around you will be able to see the printed image coming from behind the still reflecting mirror. Cover it up with the back (stand) of the mirror and you are done! Enjoy the spookiness.
DIY Halloween Ghost in the Mirror, Just 3 materials and less than 3 dollars create this spooky look, making it the ideal Halloween Decor

Show as much or little of the image as you want. I happened to like just the edges so I can appreciate Miss Borden's face better. I'm really fond of her. maybe because we share the same name (Lizbeth)  and actually I think she was innocent of what they accused her.

Too bad they didn't have an "Agent Gibbs" or the people at the  CSI  L.A. unit to investigate and clear her name. She has a place of honor on my living...lighting is very bad there..I can't get a decent picture, so I apologize.

I guess we are ready now to start singing that creepy nursery rhyme....Lizzie Borden had an Axe.....I'm not going to sing the whole thing because I don't want to scare you guys too bad, lol. Hope you like my little project and you try it this Halloween....can't get any easier than this for $1 or so! Have a healthy and productive First Week of Fall!

Besitos,
Lizy

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21 comments:

  1. This is a great craft and I need to get to the Dollar Tree before they sell out of mirrors! Thanks so much for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! You are a woman of many talents!

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  2. Very creative. I love it!
    I don't know the song. I'm too chicken to look it up. :D

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  3. Hola! Te he conocido por el la International Linky Party de Redecoraté.
    Me ha gustado mucho tu blog así que te sigo. Espero que puedas conocerme a mi también, y si te gusto, seguirnos mutuamente :) http://encasadeoly.blogspot.com.es/

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  4. Hola, Gracias por pasarte a visitar mi blog , encantada de conocerte,me dices si tengo FB o Pinteret pasa seguirme , pero no, solo tengo el blog, pero me puedes seguir a través de "seguidores" igual que he hecho yo contigo o a través del correo electrónico. Tienes un blog muy bonito. Bs.
    Julia y sus recetas.

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  5. Muchas gracias por participar en la linky party, ya te estoy siguiendo asi que nos vemos pronto. Besitos.

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  6. That is awesome!! Very creepy! I love the photo of your cute witch holding the frame!

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  7. Lizy, you are so talented. I think this is a great craft and so quick and easy. I am definitely going to try it. I finally got an e-mail today saying you had posted. First one in a long time. Sorry I haven't answered your e-mail in response to mine. I have been running in circles, and we leave in the morning for 10 days in Canada. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will write to you on my return. Love, Janet

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  8. Very creative - thanks for sharing!

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  9. Very cool idea! I love the Dollar Tree, I find the best crafts stuff there ;-)

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  10. That's the coolest! Looks much nicer than something store bought!

    Karen

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  11. Super creepy! I love Halloween, but I'm also really easy to scare and stay freaked out about movies and stuff for a long time! I probably couldn't make this and have it at home because it would creep me out, but it is awesome.

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  12. This is so creative and a perfect spooky craft for Halloween. Thanks for sharing with Great Idea Thursdays, I am featuring this. And i'm sending it to my sister who LOVES Halloween and always decorates and throws a party she will love it too.

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    1. Wow that is so awesome Joy! I'm thrilled! Thank You so much, looking forward to it!

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  13. OK...this is super cool !!! I love this idea, and it is so inexpensive and easy to do. Pinning this! :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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    1. I love the inexpensive Lorelai! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  14. Hi and wow, this looks so cool! You are so creative and make some really nice things for Halloween! I saw it on it's fall y'all. Have a great weekend and week.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  15. Cool idea!!! Pinned:) I posted spooky key necklace this week:)

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  16. I just went to the Dollar Store this weekend got oven cleaner to do this project. Now, I'm going to have to go back and get one of their mirrors. I can't wait to do this and incorporate it into my Halloween decor.

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  17. What a great idea for aging the picture--I love how it turned out!

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  18. Oh you are giving me ideas!
    Thanks for sharing the how to's.

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