Use Scrapbook paper & stickers to decorate a dollar store frame

It’s snowing outside as I type this, which is really unusual in Oregon. We get snow once a year where I live, if we’re lucky. Well, today’s our lucky day! There’s nothing like a blanket of snow outside to make me want to pour a mug of hot cocoa and get crafty! Here’s a quick and easy crafty project you can do this weekend, or anytime you’re stuck inside. You probably already have lots of extra scrapbook paper on hand, right?

I sat down and got crafty in the name of Martha Stewart’s 12 Months of Martha. For this project, I wanted to use some paper from the gorgeous Martha Stewart Peppermint Winter paper pad. I chose a red and white chevron paper, but there are so many yummy candy-themed papers in this pad that I wanted to use them all.

Martha Stewart Designer Paper Pad

Project Materials:

  • 8×10 mirror, $1
  • a 12×12 sheet of scrapbook card stock, on hand or $.25 and up — I used Martha Stewart Crafts Peppermint Winter Paper Pad
  • Stickers or other embellishments
  • Mod Podge or glue, on hand
  • Paper trimmer, craft knife, or scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Sturdy tape

Total: $1 and up

Covering a dollar store mirror with pretty scrapbook paper - great project to help me use up my extra paper

To Make a Scrapbook Paper Framed Mirror:

1. Remove paper backing from back of mirror, and gently pop the mirror out of the frame.

2. Measure the frame and cut a piece of scrapbook paper out the size of the frame. If desired, trace interior hole of frame onto the back of the paper. Cut center of paper out.

3. Mod Podge (or glue) paper to front of frame, and allow to dry.

4. Reinsert mirror into frame, and tape into place from the back.

5. Embellish frame as desired with stickers, bows, buttons, small ornaments, or whatever you want.

Easy way to embellish a mirror or frame with scrapbook paper from your stash

And have fun trying to take a picture of the mirror without getting some weird reflections! :)

Use up scrapbooking paper stash! Easy mirror or frame embellishment.

Look, ma, I got the Christmas tree in the reflection!

This project is adaptable to any holiday or theme, so don’t be afraid to bust into your stash of paper and stickers and make it your own.

Disclosure: I received free product from Martha Stewart for this project.