March 28, 2012

Magic Crown Mirror (and Mirror, Mirror movie Giveaway!)



When I first saw the trailer for the new Mirror Mirror movie, I knew a trip to the theater would be part of our Spring Break plans.  Snow White was one of the first movies I saw in the theater myself as a little girl (when it was re-released in the 70's, not the original in 1937!) and I knew my own kids would love seeing a "real-life" version of one of their favorite animated movies.  The movie comes out on March 30th and it's rated PG, so it'll be perfect for my family.


Then, shortly after I saw the trailer, I was contacted by the makers of the movie to come up with a craft or project inspired by the Snow White story.   Seriously, how cool is that?  One of my projects connected to a major motion picture?  It's the closest I'll ever come to being a movie star!!


 Now, before I get to my project, here's a brief synopsis (check out the amazing cast!)

One of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in the motion picture event for the whole family, Mirror Mirror.  A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over.  The film also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the Prince, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen.

And you have to check out the Mirror, Mirror website.  You can watch the trailer for the movie and your kids can play in Snow White's virtual dressing room, choosing their own outfits and hairstyles for the princess.  Oh, and check out the Social Queen tab on the website ~ it's a clever little clip showing the Queen using all sorts of social media!  Of course, you can follow and "like" Mirror, Mirror on Facebook yourself and even see what they have on Pinterest!

Now for my Mirror, Mirror inspired project...


I knew right away that I wanted my project to have some sort of mirror.  I also knew that I wanted this mirror to be very special, even magical, just like the one in Snow White.   The girls and I love the way it turned out (my son thought it was cool, but preferred to just let his sisters use its magic!)

Check it out...


First, we have this lovely maiden.  
She's sweet and kind, 
but is she the fairest in the land?


I don't know, 
let's consult with our magic mirror...


The lovely maiden peers 
into the magic mirror and...


Indeed, she is the fairest in the land!
 A lovely princess wearing 
a gorgeous, gem-studded crown!


And look, the magic mirror will work on all the 
lovely maidens in the castle.


The magic powers of the mirror
will even work on the royal kitten.



It even makes a tired mommy look a little better, 
but you'll just have to take my word on that one!


This mirror is such a fun little addition to the girls' bedroom and it was so inexpensive and easy to make!  (The only hard part was trying to photograph it!  Have you ever tried to take a halfway decent picture of a mirror without getting yourself or the room behind it in the shot?  It's really tough!!)


Here's what to do...

1.  Find a mirror that's big enough to include a life-size crown.  I lucked out and found this mirror at Goodwill for just $8.  With a little bit of pink spray paint, it was perfect!


2. Next, gather your supplies ~ some glitter glue, some sparkly gems, and a hot glue gun.  (I found all these gems at the Dollar Store.)


3.  Have your child stand a normal distance away from the mirror, and use the glitter glue to draw the size and position of the bottom of your crown so it will "fit" on their head when they look in the mirror.

It's a little tricky to see, but notice the curved line?

4.  Then, using hot glue, begin attaching the gems to the mirror until your crown is full of sparkling gems and jewels!  (I originally planned on just using the glitter glue to attach the gems, but it was taking forever to dry, so I moved on to my handy glue gun instead!)


5.  Next, I just outlined around the gems with the glitter glue to add a little more sparkle and substance to our crown.


6.  Finally, tie a bow with some sparkly ribbon (mine was also from the Dollar store) and attach it to the back of your mirror so you can hang it up.


7.  That's it!  Hang up your mirror and enjoy a little magic each time you catch your reflection and see the princess within!


So how about you?  Will you be seeing the Mirror Mirror movie with your family when it comes out on March 30th?  How would you like a cool prize pack to go along with it?

The generous folks at Relativity Media have put together this great prize pack for one lucky winner:
  •  $25 Fandango gift card
  •  Tshirt
  •  Apple Snow Globe
  •  Lip Balm
  •  Mirror Compact 
  •  Tote Bag 
Open to U.S. Residents only.  Ends April 4, 2012.


To enter, just leave me a comment on this post.  (It can be about anything ~ your favorite Snow White memory, your plans for the Mirror, Mirror movie, your thoughts on our Magic Mirror!)

For additional entries, share this post.  (You'll see share buttons on the tab on the right side of this post and a Pinterest button right below the post).  Leave a comment telling me where you shared it, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  One comment for each share.

Finally, make sure you check out these other fantastic projects inspired by Snow White and Mirror, Mirror that are being shared this week! 
   
Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by Relativity Media.  However, all opinions and the mirror project are 100% mine.  (The two lovely maidens and the royal kitten are mine too!)

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71 comments:

  1. This is adorable!!! I am filing this away for a future gift for a special little girls :) And, I have 3 little boys who are dying to see Mirror, Mirror when it comes out (they crack up everytime they see the guy turn into a cockroach!).

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  2. So cute! I will definitely be taking my girls to see it.

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  3. this is an awesome project, I want to make a mirror now Super cute along with the little princesses. I want to take my 7 yr old to see this movie and i can't wait.

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  4. So cute! You always have such clever ideas. :-)

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  5. You did a wonderful job on this project, I have 5 boys and a baby girl(she is too little to go the movies) but i will be taking me 2 little boys to see this. I am excited to see it :-)

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  6. Awesome! I'm just smiling at your post! So cute my little princess will love it!

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  7. So cute! I want my little girl to have something like this in her room!

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  8. Also I pinned this post on Pinterest :D

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  9. I love the fashions in "Mirror Mirror"! Lily Collins is gorgeous!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  10. tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/185001573519335424

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  11. Shared on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy:

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=360695253968853&id=100000611160195



    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  12. That's SO cool that you were contacted for this! I am SO tickled for you! And you really stepped up to the challenge, it's fabulous! My daughter would squeal if you she saw this mirror! I just love it and we can't wait to see the movie too! It looks amazing and is one that I actually am looking forward to seeing with her!

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  13. I am working on a Fairy Tale party for our Girl Scouts and this will be perfect!

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  14. Gotta say I really love this idea!

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  15. I hadn't even heard of this movie until a couple days ago, but it looks like a fun movie and I would like to see it.

    megandurant AT gmail DOT com

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  16. I have a two fair maidens that would love to look into the mirror. Maybe I should do this with my own miror:)

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  17. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/#!/BeachMamato4/status/185045426972536832

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  18. I shared on FB!
    https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=323065041080566&id=1013364105

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  19. I have repinned to my Pinterest "All Things Girls" board.
    http://pinterest.com/pin/251779435387790839/

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  20. Very cute. I'd love a chance to win so I could take my little princess (who is the lone girl in a home full of boys!) to a *girly* movie with Mama!

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  21. Adorable! I love the "Royal Kitty" and the resident princesses : ) I'm pretty sure my mom and my grandmothers all had one of these mirrored trays, in fact I think my mom still has all of her perfume bottles on hers!

    Great up-cycled craft idea!

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  22. Cute, inexpensive Spring Break Craft. Can't wait to look for frames

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  23. This is amazing, my 4 yr old asked for it for her princess room that we r creating for her..

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  24. I love Julia Roberts so I'm definitely seeing this movie!

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

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  25. shared on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=389888811030800&id=100003375801046

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

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  26. tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/jfong1130/status/185148674375032832

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

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  27. Nice idea, I'm going to start redoing my girls room and this would be great to add to it.

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  28. Snow white was the first movie I ever saw in the theater! I spent most of the time under my seat I was so scared of the queen!!
    Mandyrice@gmail.com

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  29. I'd love to see this movie - I'm a big Julia Roberts fan and she looks great in the previews!

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  30. Love it and I'm sure my granddaughter will as well!

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  31. wow what a cute project- i love it!

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  32. Love the mirror idea! Thanks for the giveaway!
    bfaulkner1956 AT hotmail DOT com

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  33. I love this project! I use themes in my speech therapy sessions and this mirror would be perfect for my castle theme. I also can't wait to see this movie.
    Cindy

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  34. This is absolutely adorable! I will definitely be making this mirror for my little princesses, and the movie is already on our to do list! I love Julia Roberts and my girl love anything to do with fairytales! Thanks so much for this, this is perfect to involve them in it and make a special gift at the same time!

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  35. What a fun idea! I have to find a mirror to do that with!

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  36. I can't wait to see this movie!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  37. Hi! Love the mirror idea and the free wonder and magic that comes with it for all the little girls that will be crowned as princesses!

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  38. FYI - I posted this to Facebook.

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  39. And of course I had to pin it to my Kid Stuff board on Pinterest @ http://pinterest.com/looneybin013/kid-stuff/

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  40. I love Julia Roberts in the commercials of this movie - she looks like she is having so much fun she cracks me up! I can't wait to go see it!

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  41. I'm going to be keeping my eye out for a mirror! I love this idea and wonder if I might be able to figure out a way to make a boy one, too? Maybe with a baseball cap or some kind of hero headgear? Fun, fun, fun idea! - LIz
    betsythebabe at yahoo dot com

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  42. I also pinned this on my daughter's pinterest board!

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  43. really cute i wish i had a little girl yo make this for sound so fun.

    purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

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  44. https://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/185610108712140800

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  45. THis is so very adorable! Cant wait to see the movie! I will make one of these for me niece!

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  46. I love the magic mirror project! I am going to put this on my future projects list. Thanks for sharing this with us:)

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  47. I blogged this post and giveaway on Blogger
    http://uniqueunusualandinterestingart.blogspot.com/2012/03/diy-magic-mirror-and-link-to-giveaway.html

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  48. Snow white has always been my favorite princess! I can't wait to go see the movie Mirror Mirror! And the project is really cute too!
    kaj.mcbride@yahoo.com

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  49. Love the project. The mirror in the play room broke. I'll have to do this!

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  50. Love the mirror! Very cute idea! Can't wait to see the movie!

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  51. Very cute mirror!!! I remember living in LA in the early 90s and walking by the house owned by the lady who was the original voice of Snow White. She had a "wishing well" in her front yard. :)

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  52. Such a cute, custom idea for any princess! :) We're looking forward to seeing the movie too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. Aww what a cute little princess you have!! I have been waiting for this movie for a long time, love Julia Roberts :)

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  54. https://twitter.com/#!/ContestCarmen/status/186206089161875456

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  55. Cute idea. This was a favorite in our house because of how she interacted with all the animals. We are a animal loving family.

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  56. Cute mirror, thanks for the giveaway!!!!

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  57. That is so adorable! I absolutely died when I saw the kitten in the crown! My baby girl isn't big enough yet to be see the movie, but she'll love all that princess stuff in a year or two :)

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  58. Love this little mirror. It will be so fun to make with the sweet, little girl I nanny. Thanks for the idea! mer.marty@yahoo.com

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  59. My daughter will be a senior in college in August. She is moving into a new apartment and I'm going to make this for her as a surprise. I'm sure she will absolutely love it. She will always be my princess, so this couldn't be more appropriate. Thank you soooo much for a great idea to make my princess feel special. I plan on taking her to see the movie Easter weekend since she will be coming home for the holiday. We both are huge Julia Roberts fans.

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  60. Not sure if we will go see it - movies can still be pretty scary for our younger one. Great idea for the mirror!
    dana in alaska (no spaces) at yahoo

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  61. This is such a cute DIY, I featured it over on my blog today http://www.myoatmealkisses.com/2012/04/princess-week-wrap-up.html.

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  62. First movie I went to see with my Mom was Snow White! I can remember it like it was yesterday! I have to make a magic mirror for my Step-grandaughter. No one loves playing princess more than she! Since I am a Mom of a 12yr old boy, I was thinking about what you could do for a boy. When he was younger, he would have loved a lions mane to put his face in. He loved The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe! Harry Potter would be pretty easy too!

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