Fish-Themed Decorating Projects

Create schools of fish and a blowfish mirror for a kid's room with these step-by-step instructions.

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Blowfish Mirror

Materials and Tools:

2-foot round mirror
MDF (medium-density fiberboard) panel
jigsaw
compass
220-grit sandpaper
router
construction adhesive
picture-hanging wire and hooks
primer
paint
paintbrush

Steps:

1. Use the same technique as above to cut the shape of a blowfish out of the MDF.

2. Draw a circle that measure 23 inches in diameter in the center and cut it out with a jigsaw. Use a router with a round-over bit to soften the outer edge of the circle with one quick pass. Lightly sand the edges and remove the dust.

3. To mount the mirror on the reverse side of the board, use the router with a straight bit to cut an inset groove for the mirror to rest on. Run a bead of construction adhesive along the groove and place the mirror in position. Push lightly to set it in place.

4. Prime and paint the frame as desired. Let dry.

5. Attach picture-hanging wire to the back with hooks. 

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