Holiday Partridge Mirror (Free Pattern!)

I spent some time teaching a class using one of my premium patterns this past weekend.  One of the requests from that class was to supply simpler patterns for those that would like to work their way up to the more challenging ones.  So in answer to that request, I came up with a simpler version of my Partridge & Pear Pattern.

partridge pear tree pattern

This one doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the fancier version, but it definitely has potential.

I decided to use this little pattern to revamp a thrift store wood framed mirror that I have been storing for a while.

This post contains affiliate links to Amazon

For this project I used:

One wood framed thrift store mirror
Holiday Partridge Pattern (see link below)
Martha Stewart Metallic Multi-Surface Acrylic Paint
Sharpie Pen
Charcoal Pencil
Elmer’s White Glue
Wicker White Acrylic Paint

holiday partridge pattern

partridge and pear pattern mirror

This project started out with as an old thrift store mirror that had seen better days.

partridge and pear pattern mirror

Begin by flipping over the Holiday Partridge Pattern and scribbling over the back of the pattern with charcoal pencil.

Holiday Partridge Mirror/Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom #pattern #holiday #Christmas

After flipping the pattern over, I then used my handy-dandy knitting needle to trace over the lines of the pattern, transferring a charcoal line onto the glass.

holiday partridge pattern

partridge and pear pattern mirror

In order to get a better line to paint with, go over your lines with a sharpie pen.  The pattern has now been transferred to the mirror.

Now let’s add some color!

Next page2

Pages: 1 2 3

{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Pat linares September 4, 2016, 11:24 pm


  • Jenni Heath March 29, 2013, 12:13 pm

    That crackle tip is awesome!

  • Julie December 27, 2012, 1:50 pm

    Absolutely lovely and easy! AND…how did you find you could get the crackle effect with white glue!???!!! Awesome!

  • cindy walden November 26, 2012, 1:28 pm

    Just added you to my favorites list!

    • Edna December 6, 2012, 6:59 pm

      Hi, a very exciting craft. Thanks

  • norene October 19, 2012, 7:21 pm

    I wouldn’t have any problem doing that design. It looks very good.

  • Teddie Seeley October 14, 2012, 5:28 am

    Suzy, your mirror is just beautiful.

  • Paula October 13, 2012, 5:33 pm

    this is awesome, never seen the steps to creating this, thanks for sharing!!!

  • Brenda Williams October 13, 2012, 1:08 pm

    Love this. So beautiful.

  • Laura / Pet Scribbles October 13, 2012, 10:36 am

    This is so pretty! And the crackle frame adds the final touch! You do make it look easy, and I’m adding this to the Pinterest list of projects that I want to try!

  • Lynne October 12, 2012, 10:19 am

    That looks great! AND much simpler.

Leave a Comment