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I have partnered with Krylon this fall to create three projects from three different Mystery Boxes they sent me full of the most random stuff.  The first Mystery Box was a Back-To-School theme in which I made a Pottery Barn knock-off command center. This next box was a Halloween theme.  Inside it was 9 different objects that I got to use to create a Halloween masterpiece: framed mirror, blank wood sign, wood stake, terracotta pot, roll of tulle, plastic spiders, a plastic skull, a witch hat and a fake flower.  Also included was some Glitterblast spray paint in green and purple (which I exchanged for Black – aka Starry Night), Krylon Dual in Mandarin and some Glowz in the Dark spray.  And here is what I came up with….

broken mirror halloween sign

I know I kind of mixed superstitions with Halloween – but that is kinda how I roll.  Both are creepy, right?

If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen what was in the mystery box and given some advice on what to make of it.



First I de-framed the mirror and used a glass cutter to cut it into pieces.  Then I attached the wood stake to the frame and sprayed it with the Krylon Dual in Mandarin. I then mosaiced (yep I made that word up) the mirror onto the painted wood frame with a hot glue gun.

cutting mirror with glass cutter

halloween sign 

Using my Silhouette Cameo machine I made a vinyl stencil of “Seven Years of Bad Luck.” I then sprayed Krylon Gloss Black onto that as well as the terracotta pot.


stenciled halloween sign

It looked a little rough because of the gaps in the mirror.  So I gave everything a quick coat of the Starry Night Glitter Blast, I included the spiders in that mix.  That immediately aged it.  Then I took a toothpick and rubbed off some of the letters.  Just the look I was going for.

broken mirror seven years bad luck

hallowen mirror

I added rocks to the bottom of the terracotta pot and then mixed up some concrete and embedded the stake into that and let it dry.

halloween broken mirror sign 

I also coated the skull and spiders in the Glowz in the Dark spray and then tied a tulle bow around the stake. 

skull and halloween sign

The only items I didn’t use was the fake flower and the witch hat.  My daughter laid claim to both though so it didn’t go to waste. 😉

broken mirror superstition

halloween sign 

Here is the creepy skull with the Glowz spray paint on it.  The spiders don’t glow as much, maybe because they were black to begin with.

glow in the dark skull

So what do you think?  Do you like what I did with what I had?  What would you have made with the mystery box contents?

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  1. Great job, I would have never thought to crack the mirror, but it is wonderful. Love the glowing skull. Hugs, Marty

  2. You must have so many do-dads to help you make stuff in your home! Glass cutter, concrete… I would have been stumped–completely. You are VERY creative. Is the title supposed to be BACK? I wasn’t sure if I was missing something. That could be the title for me with all my bad “back” luck…and neck…and head. Happy Halloween!

  3. Is it possible after breaking the mirror (albeit on purpose!) you will have seven years of bad “typo” luck? 🙂

  4. This is soo “scary”. I need to invest in a glass cutter. You have given me new ideas for mirrors.

  5. I am so impressed that you “thought outside the box” (no pun intended) and used things other than for their intended purpose. I don’t think I would have thought to break up the mirror like that. I LOVE how it turned out. Mixing superstitions and Halloween is perfectly appropriate in my book– especially if it turns out looking that fun! Thanks for sharing, Beckie!

    ~Abby =)

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