This little project was something I did with Aurora--it's not really a fancy DIY. It's super easy. Anyone can do it. But it was a lot of fun to work together with my sweet girl, and to give her a very important message...
Modge Podge Message Mirror
Materials: printed papers, scissors, letter stencils (if you don't want to freehand the letters), Modge Podge, old mirror (I got mine at Goodwill for $4.)
1. Think of a short, positive phrase for your mirror. Other ideas besides You Look Great: You Look Nice, You Look Pretty, You Look Fine, You Are Amazing...whatever affirmation you need to see!
2. Trace/draw the letters BACKWARDS onto the blank side of the printed paper (that way, when you cut out the letters, the lines won't show).
3. Lay out letters on mirror to test fit.
4. Modge Podge away with the glue/paint brush! (A helper is always good, especially if she's as cute as mine.)
5. Let dry.
6. Look in mirror--and smile.
If you REALLY wanna get crafty, you can also Modge Podge textures on the mirror frame (depending on the type of frame) using newspaper, magazines, or fabric. (Great DIY links here and here.) This can replace a bathroom or bedroom mirror, or work as a piece of art--this one now decorates my work studio as a great daily reminder.
I love finding ways to make things with my artsy girl. She loves to help me do things! Not only do these little projects help to keep her busy when we're home all day, but it's also good bonding time.
I want to start early, letting her know she's beautiful inside and out. She's still at the point where she kisses her own reflection in the mirror, and I kind of pray she will always be that way. Who couldn't use a dose of that toddler radical self-love?
Amanda (& Aurora)