This post is a day late, but it’s finally here!

  • Step 1: Find a picture frame with a glass insert. Second-hand shops and the Dollar Store are a great place to look. If you can’t find a frame you like, you can always purchase an unfinished frame and paint it yourself.
  • Step 2: Remove the glass from the frame and place it on paper you don’t mind getting paint on. Paint one side of the glass with dark paint. I chose black. You could also use a dark forest green, navy blue, or even purple, just be sure you choose the darkest shade possible. With black paint, it took three coats to finish. You want enough coats of paint on the back of the glass so that you can’t see any spots when you hold it up to a light.
  • Step 3: Once the paint has finished drying, you may want to spray it with a sealer/finish, but this is optional. When it’s completely dry, you can place it back inside the frame, painted side towards the back and glass side facing forward.
  • There you have it! Your own scrying mirror! Need to hide it from family members or roomates? Just add a picture on the outside, and remove it when you want to use the mirror.

How do I use a scrying mirror?

  1. Set your mirror up in a dark room. You want the room dark enough so that you can’t see any reflections in the glass.
  2. Light one or two candles in the room, but be sure they are not causing a reflection in the scrying mirror.
  3. You may choose to light incense associated with divination at this point, such as myrrh.
  4. Sit about 3 – 5 feet away from the mirror.
  5. Watch the mirror for 5 – 10 minutes. Do not force anything, and do not get frustrated. Images may come to you, but if they do not, try again the next day.
  6. If images do appear, you will want to interpret their meanings. A good place to start is Although the site is for dream interpretation, many of the images have the same meaning.

I’m always available for questions should you have any about interpretation. I also offer mirror scryings in my etsy shop, and 25% from each purchase goes towards a donation to my local animal shelter.