I have made a decorative hanging mirror that we can take with when we go camping. It started out as a $1 mirror from Dollar Tree, with a thin, gold, plastic frame.
Today, I added dabs of alcohol ink to the frame and sprayed it with clear coat. Then painted a black frame inside the real frame, using black nail polish and added some scrapbook stickers for extra embellishment.
This caterpillar completely approved of my color choices and came to visit while everything was drying.
The final touch, was using Super Glue to attach two long pieces of ribbon to the back of the mirror.
After looking at this picture, I decided that the gold frame needed a little more copper color, so that it would match the steampunk stickers, so that has now been done.