November 16, 2012

Pocket Mirror with a Vintage Touch

Today I present you a very quick & easy but yet very charming project.  It's a pocket mirror decorated with images of vintage ladies.  It works out nicely as gift for a young girl or teenager.  I decorated three of them and here it is how they look:

I found these pocket mirrors at a discount store for only 0, 90 cents, and immediately I knew I wanted to give them a vintage touch. 

The cover of the mirrors was plain.  I started then by cleaning the surface with water and soap and let it dry.

In the meantime I printed the vintage ladies pictures on a regular bond paper and sealed the surface with a fixative in spray to prevent the ink from running.  

The next step was to calculate the area I would be using for the cover, cut it out and glue it to the surface with Mod Podge or Decoupage Glue.

The final step was to protect the whole project with 2 coats of a Water-base Varnish in spray & it's done.  

I made this very last minute, but if you have more time you can also add some bids & glitter to enhance it.   This is a very easy project but the mirror receives a charming upgrade that worth carrying in your purse. 

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For Free Vintage Images to use in your projects don't forget to visit our Retro Scraps Blog. 

Every week we have the great opportunity to participate and share our projects in awesome parties, please visit them and see what talented artists and crafters are creating.  They are not in any particular order, just from the oldest till the most recent one I started participating on:

Newbie Graduates Party @ Debbiedoo's 
Making Monday marvelous @ C.R.A.F.T.  
Boggieboard Cottage @ Masterpiece Monday 
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life  
Meet me Monday @ You're Talking Too Much
Calling All Crafters Monday @ All Things Fee  
CraftOmaniac Monday @ Craft O Maniac 
More the Merrier Monday @ DIY Home Sweet Home  
Make-it-Yourself Monday @ An Original belle 
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Under 300 Followers Blog Hop @ Pinkapotamus  
The Cure for the Common monday @  Lines Across
Craft and Tell @ Cherished Bliss
Mom's Monday Mingle @ The Naptime Review
Made with love @ Colours Dekor 
Get your craft on @ Today'screative blog 
Knick of Time tuesday @ Knick of Time 
Tell it to me Tuesday @ Creatively Living 
Tutorials & Tips Link Party @ Home Stories A2Z  
Cowgirl up Linky Party @ Cedar Hill Ranch 
Tuesday’s Treasures @ My UnCommon Slice of Suburbia
Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday @ Kammy's Korner 
Be inspired link party @ Elizabeth & Co
Coastal Charm @ Nifty Thrifty Tuesday 
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking 
Take the Time to Challenge @ Raising 4 Princesses 
Turning the Daunting into the Do-Able @ Project Queen
One project at a Time @ A Bowl Full of Lemons
Linking Pary @ Passionately Artistic
Take a look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee crafts 
Open Call Tuesdays @ Salt Tree
Show me what you got @ Our Delightful Home 
Wow us Wednesdays @ Savvysouthern style 
Primp your stuff Wednesday @ Primp
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm 
Share the love @
It's a Party @ DIY by Design 
Whatever goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts 
What is it Wednesday @
Whatever you want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things for You
Wicked Awesome Wednesday @ Handy man, crafty woman 
Show & Share @ Southern Lovely 
Show and Tell @ SNAP 
It's a Party @ CreativePrincess
Wildly Original Round Up @ I Gotta Create
Waste Not want Not Wednesday @ Pretty Shabby UK 
What We Wore and Made Wednesdays @ Rae Gun Ramblings
Time for a Party @ Fine Craft Guild  
Wednesdays Adorned from Above Blog Hop @ Adorned from Above 
Catch as Catch Can @
Open House Party @ No MinimalistHere
Vintage Inspiration @ Common Ground 
Hookin' up with @ House of Hepworths
Time Travel Thrusday @ Brambleberry Cottage 
20 Below Thrusday @ Cristinas Adventures
Home and Garden Thrusday @ A Delightsome Life 
Made you Look @ Maid in a Day 
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From my front porch to yours 
Show off your stuff party @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Share your cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup of Mrs. Olson  
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
What's Cluckin @ Chicken Scratch  
 Vintage Thingie Thursday @ The Coloradolady
100 Ideas under $100 @ Beyond the Picket Fence 
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest 
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now 
Inspirational Friday @ At the picket Fence 
Do something Crafty @ See Vanessa Craft
Friday feature @ Redoux Interiors 
Once upon a Weekend @ Family Ever After
Friday Fun Party @ Craftionary 
Finished Lit and Laundry for Friday @ Lit and Laundry
Feature yourself Friday @ Finger Prints on the Fridge 
It's a Hodgepodge Friday @ It's a Hodgepodge life 
Friday Flair @ WhipperBerry
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff& Nonsense 
Simply Link Party @ SimplyDesigning
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage   
Happy Hour Friday @ Happy Hour Projects 
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Rustic Restorations Weekend Linky Party @ Homespun Happenings  
Spark Linky Party @ Blissful and Domestic
Garden Fun & Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted In Thyme
Weekend Show off Party @ Ladybird Ln  
Feature Friday Free-for-All @  Five days Five Ways
Friday's Favorite Pin @ Decor to Adore
Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter 
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different act Normal
Site Nite special @  Funky Junk Interiors 
Get schooled Saturday @ Too much time on my hands
Scrappy Saturday @ Candace Creations
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots & Jello
Check me out Saturday @ Iam only 1 Woman 
Serenity Saturday @ - Serenity You
Saturday Seven Party @ Positively Splendid 
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters' Stuff
Saturday Showcase @ Bowdabra Blog 
What's Your Sunday's Best! @ My 1929 Charmer 
Weekend features @ Sisters of the Wild West
Simply Klassic Sunday @ Simply Klassic Home 
Sundae Scoop @ I (Heart)Nap Time
DIY Project Parade @ DIY showoff 
The Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table andDreaming 
Creative Bloggers's Party & Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things 
Sunday Round Up @ Heather & Kayla 
Have a wonderful week,



  1. What a great idea! I'll be keeping my eye out for these compacts now. ~ Maureen

  2. The images on these mirrors are gorgeous and the project seems so easy to do! I just found your blogthrough No Minimalist Here's Open House Party and will be following, looking forward to enjoying more great posts! Hugs, Leena

  3. Great idea!
    would make a unique gift item!
    via MRL, CaCC party, Pat

  4. This is adorable and the images you chose are just perfect!

  5. Thanks for sharing this original idea on Simple & Sweet Fridays. What a wonderful gift!


  6. You really turned an every day item into something special. It really gave them a vintage feel. Thanks for sharing your fun idea with Share Your Cup.

  7. These are so unique and clever! thanks for linking up!

  8. These are so unique and pretty! I'm visiting from Common Ground and am your newest follower-I invite you to stop by and say hi :)

  9. These ones are also cute. Cant' wait till our new linky party tomorrow, and see what you'll bring us then! Thank you for sharing and participating in our parties.


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