Would you like a piece of Christmas art for your foyer or living room? A homemade mosaic Christmas wall tree will be a talking point for your party guests.
This is definitely not a project for kids. And adults need to be handy with a hammer and be able to work very carefully.
If you’re happy with breaking an old mirror and handling the pieces, this could be the project for you.
You won’t get seven years of bad luck; you’ll get a unique piece of art!
- E6000 craft glue
- Safety glasses
- Plywood – the size shown in the video is 31 x 34 inches, but it doesn’t matter what size you choose
- Mirror to be broken
- Large trash bags
- Craft or another container to collect pieces of broken mirror
- Vinegar and a soft cloth to clean
- Paint the plywood and leave it to dry.
- Go somewhere safe to work on the mirror.
- Place a trash bag over each end of the mirror, ensure the bags meet in the middle and the mirror is completely covered.
- Put on your safety glasses.
- Hammer the mirror gently to break it; leave some larger pieces.
- Put on your gloves, and collect the pieces of mirror.
- Dispose of the remaining pieces of mirror and glass carefully and safely.
- When the paint is dry, arrange the pieces on the plywood, still with gloves on.
- If necessary, carefully break pieces with the use of your hammer and safety glasses.
- Glue the pieces to the wood.
- If you take your gloves off, be careful; these pieces can be sharp.
- Wipe off your creation with vinegar.
- Leave it overnight with a weight on top, such as another piece of wood with books on top.
Now you have a focal point for your Christmas party. Your guests will be curious to know where you got it from!