How To Create An Eerie Haunted Halloween Mirror

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Do you like eerie, creepy Halloween decor? I have been wanting to make a creepy haunted Halloween mirror for several years and this year…I finally did it.  And, I can’t believe how easy it was.  

 

Create a haunted Halloween mirror this season. This DIY Halloween mirror will creep out your friends and family! - www.michellejdesigns.com 

Monthly Craft De-Stash Challenge

Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! 
 
I am using some of the many thrift store frames I have in my stash.  I always think I need more and I buy one, or more, before checking my stash to see what I have.  Then I end up with a bigger stash.  Does that ever happen to you?
 

 

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Getting Started

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Materials Used for Haunted Halloween Mirror

Frame with glass

Black Paint/Primer Spray Paint

Cream Acrylic Craft Paint

Silver Craft Paint

Chip Brush

Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint

Printed Image

Scotch Tap

 

Steps To Creating A Haunted Halloween Mirror

Step 1:

Remove the glass from the frame and paint the frame black using the spray paint.  While the paint is drying, clean the glass so it is ready to paint.  I was so excited about this project that I forgot to snap a picture of the frames.  But you know…they were brown and plain and pretty boring.

Step 2:

Find an image you like for the face in the mirror.  I search “scary faces” on google and came up with a good one.

 

Create a haunted Halloween mirror this season. This DIY Halloween mirror will creep out your friends and family! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Creepy right?  

Print out your image as big as you would like it to show on your mirror.  My frame is an 11 x 14.  I printed this on an 8.5 x 5.5.  So it took up most of a half sheet of printer paper. (there was some space above and below the image)

Cut the white space off so you are left with just the image.

Tape the image to the back of the glass with the face showing through the glass.

Step 3:

Use the Looking Glass paint and spray around the image.  You want it to look like a mirror but you don’t want to cover the image so it doesn’t show.  I put one pass of the paint over the image but I am not sure if I got it on too thick.  You can see it but not as good as I thought.  Jeff says it it perfect that it is a little bit of a surprise because it is just subtle enough.  I am going to go with that.  LOL!

Add more of the paint around the image as you see fit.

 

Create a haunted Halloween mirror this season. This DIY Halloween mirror will creep out your friends and family! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

This was taken while it was still wet so it looks even more creepy.

Step 4:

Once the black frame is dry you can add some dry brushing to make it look old and worn.  This adds to the creepy-ness of the whole thing.

 

Create a haunted Halloween mirror this season. This DIY Halloween mirror will creep out your friends and family! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

You can see a dry brushing tutorial in my Creepy Skeleton Wine Glasses Post or on my Facebook Live video on the wine glasses.  

Step 5:

Add the glass back to the frame and hang or stand it up.  Mine looks great next to the rest of my creepy Halloween decor.  

 

Create a haunted Halloween mirror this season. This DIY Halloween mirror will creep out your friends and family! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

What do you think?  It is a little hard to photograph.  The mirror part is not clear but sort of cloudy.  The face is hard to capture because of the reflection so I could only get it to show well from one angle.  

 

Create a haunted Halloween mirror this season. This DIY Halloween mirror will creep out your friends and family! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I do love it though.  It is super creepy.

 

Create a haunted Halloween mirror this season. This DIY Halloween mirror will creep out your friends and family! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

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22 Comments

  1. Marie Dabbs

    This is so insanely creepy and Cool! I absolutely love it!

    16 . 10 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Marie! I love it too. I am glad I did it and it was pretty easy!

      17 . 10 . 2017
  2. Kristie Cook

    Wow, that’s pretty creepy! I would have a hard time passing by that everyday! :0

    16 . 10 . 2017
    • Michelle

      It is really creepy. I try not to look at it. LOL! My husband thought it was pretty creepy too. It was a fun project.

      17 . 10 . 2017
  3. Michelle james

    This is so cool Michelle! Really creepy! Great TUTORIAL too!

    16 . 10 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Michelle. Thanks. I first saw this on Loralai’s blog and I have wanted to make one ever since.

      17 . 10 . 2017
  4. Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    Oh, wow! I love it, but Y I K E S ! ! What a great project! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    17 . 10 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Haha. I know. Good thing my kids are grown. Thanks for stopping by.

      17 . 10 . 2017
  5. Debrashoppeno5

    This is one fabulous idea. It is so spooky. I love it.

    17 . 10 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Debra! Thank you. It was fun and easy to make too. Thank you for sharing it on Facebook. I really appreciate that.

      18 . 10 . 2017
  6. Donna @ Modern on Monticello

    I have never heard of this type of paint before. Your project is really awesome.

    18 . 10 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Donna. It is a great product. I have used it with a spray bottle with water to create a faux mercury glass look too. You should try it.

      18 . 10 . 2017
  7. Sue

    You win best creepy deep craft project around. i just love it and want to make it next year. i am beginning to understand how horror shows work.

    20 . 10 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Sue. I hope that is an official award! LOL! I am glad you like it. It is fun, fun, fun!

      20 . 10 . 2017
  8. Habiba

    I like! I’ll be checking out the skeleton champaigne flutes in a minute. They look amazing, too!

    23 . 10 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Habiba! It was fun to make and so were the skeleton glasses. I love them. Thanks for stopping by.

      23 . 10 . 2017
  9. ARod

    Love love love HOW THIS MIRROR TURNED OUT MICHELLE SPOOKY YET AWESOME

    23 . 10 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thanks Anj! These things turn out really nice. Totally creepy but perfect for Halloween!

      23 . 10 . 2017
  10. Michelle Leslie

    That’s so awesome Michelle. It would totally scare the stuffing out of me.

    24 . 10 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Haha! Me too. I am glad you like it. It was super fun and easy to make!

      24 . 10 . 2017
  11. Toni | Small Home Soul

    This is such a cool idea, I saw part of your FB Live (I joined in the middle) and couldn’t figure it out for a few minutes. Then it hit me, for Halloween, what a great idea, this would be super creepy at a haunted house when the lights are low.

    25 . 10 . 2017
    • Michelle

      I agree that it would be perfect for a Haunted House. It is so creepy! Thanks Toni!

      25 . 10 . 2017

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