Make a Wedding Gift Using Cricut: Faux Etched Mirror Tray
Looking for a thoughtful, personalized gift for a special couple in your life? Look no further than this faux etched mirror project, made with the help of Cricut removable vinyl and frosted spray paint. This easy-to-follow tutorial will guide you through the steps to create a custom mirror or tray that can be used as a beautiful decor piece or even as a functional serving tray. With just a few simple materials and a little bit of creativity, you can create a one-of-a-kind gift that any couple is sure to love.
Not only is this project a great option for a wedding or anniversary gift, but it's also a fun and easy way to spruce up your own home decor. In addition to the faux etched mirror, this post also includes links to other Cricut projects that make perfect gifts for couples. From a custom glass-etched casserole dish to a DIY wood sign with glitter iron-on vinyl, there's something for every couple and every occasion. So, grab your Cricut and get ready to make something truly special!
- Removable vinyl
- Transfer tape
- New or thrift store mirror or mirror tray
- Frosted glass spray paint
- Rub N Buff
Measure your mirror to determine the size for your cut design. Create the cut design in Cricut Design Space using your choice of text. A chunky text, with thick letters, shows up best on the finished project. I am using a common system font called Rockwell.
Make the project, cutting the lettering from any color removeable vinyl. Weed the vinyl to remove the excess.
Clean and dry the mirror well. Apply the lettering to the clean mirror using transfer paper.
Lay a sheet of clean copy paper (or similar) over the vinyl to protect it from the oils in your hands while you rub the lettering with your fingers to ensure good adhesion to the mirror.
Cover the mirror frame with tape or paper to protect from overspray while using the spray paint. Spray the mirror with frosted glass spray paint following the manufacturer’s instructions. You may need to apply several coats of the spray paint to achieve a uniform frosted appearance. Allow to dry. Remove the vinyl from the glass.
Decorate the mirror frame using Rub N Buff following the manufacturer’s instructions. I also added a thin strip of vinyl around the edge of the mirror for some extra color.
And that’s it! Your special couple is going to love it!
Need other gift options?
Thanks for stopping by! Check out these other projects for couples celebrating a wedding or anniversary.
I love the juxtaposition of the natural wood with glitter iron-on! Make it simple and secure with an EasyPress heat press machine. Your favorite couple will be glad to display this sign a shelf or mantle as a remembrance of their special day.
This little art quilt uses tulle as a mostly invisible backing for an iron-on design layered on top of a heavily embellished fabric collage.