I decided it’s time to actually start creating some shabby chic items instead of just drooling over Pinterest.
For the mirror, I just created an edging I thought would look good (if you don’t want to design your own, you can find a million patterns on pinterest). I ran a ribbon through the edging and added beads (you can sew them on afterwards or crochet them right in). Used a glue gun to attached the whole thing and voila! A plain dollar store mirror is now a romantic addition to my desk/vanity.
On the candy jar, I made salt dough flowers and leaves and covered them in nail polish, but I think next time I will use polymer clay or even liquid sculpy (salt dough won’t stand up to water, so it can’t be immersed to wash). I glued on some beads, and a flower on top. Added a crochet butterfly (quite similar to this one on Marie’s Making on the Wayback Machine.
You are only limited by your imagination!