This is my first D.I.Y post! Although I always upcycle things at home, I never documented them because....well, I'm lazy. Sharing my D.I.Y ideas is part of my 2013 resolution, so I'm not gonna let you, or myself down! :)
I bought this mirror at Ikea, for about $1. 30. When I first saw this mirror, lots of ideas rush through my head. You can redecorate it with crumpled newspaper, mosaic, strings, anything that you can stick on it, or wrap around it, is possible. I wanted to make something personally and give it to someone as a gift. Turns out, the end result is not bad at all. :D
Hope you enjoy the post.
Step 1: Here's What You Need;
2 rolls of jute string (or more, depending on the size of the mirror)
Mirror (Mine is W:26cm, H:26cm)
Brush or your old credit card
Layer the newspaper under the mirror. Apply glue on mirror frame, back first then front, all sides.
Trim the newspaper so it fit nicely with the frame. Wrap the glued mirror frame with newspaper.
Once all wrapped up, apply glue on one side of the frame, front and back, top and bottom.
Place your string on the top right, hold it tight and start wrapping with coconut string.
Once you finish one side of the mirror, end it on the back of the mirror. Cut the string either on the far right, or left (so that later when you wrap on another side, it would be covered), apply some glue and push through the band of strings and hide it underneath.
Continue step 3 and 4 until it's complete.
Lacman made it!