Chevron Mirror Tray

Back to category
by Robin Beam, A.C. Moore

Chevron Mirror Tray

This jazzy mirror tray will be a great gift for a dad to hold his wallet, change and cell phone when he's home!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Remove backing from tray and remove glass panel. Clean with glass cleaner.
  • 2
    Place glass onto level working surface.
  • 3
    Remove vinyl from package and flatten out as much as possible. Remove heavier paper backing from design. Center vinyl onto glass. Option: place design on only one part of glass surface, or onto glass on an angle.
  • 4
    Use craft stick to transfer vinyl from paper backing onto glass surface. Make sure all edges of design are pressed down onto glass so there is a crisp design after spraying on paint. Remove paper backing revealing the vinyl on the glass.
  • 5
    Follow directions for the Looking Glass spray and make sure this is done outside or in a well-ventilated area.
  • 6
    Note that with the first few layers of paint on the glass it will seem as if there is no mirror-like finish, but be patient. By the time you get to the fifth layer, making sure to let each layer completely dry in between, the mirror-like finish will be able to be seen! Also be patient and wait the full hour before handling the glass.
  • 7
    Use tweezers or sharp end of craft knife to pull up the vinyl (note that when using the vinyl as a stencil, it is a one-time use).
  • 8
    Place glass back in the tray paint side down (this is a reverse painting technique where the finish is seen through the glass). Turn paper that has the photos as part of the packaging upside down so that the white is against the glass. Option: insert another color paper cut to the size of the glass if you don't want the white contrast. Place the mat behind the paper and replace tray backer into place.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Photo Tray Black 104705284
  • Nicole™ Crafts Vinyl Transfer Pattern Sheet 8-1/2 inch x 13-1/2 inch Chevron 104752449
  • Krylon® Looking Glass® Mirror-Like Spray Paint 104748298
  • Tweezers
  • Craft Stick