December 4th, 2011
Take your average plain mirror and spice it up for under $20! All materials were purchased at Michael’s craft store, and the mirror was purchased at Ikea ($10).
Time needed: 3 hours (including shopping for materials)
- Hot glue gun
- Ikea Ram Mirror ($9.99)
- Fake flowers ($1 each, $5 total)
- Decorative tape ($3.50)
- Christmas wreath ($3.50 each, $7 total)
Step 1: Add the decorative tape to the border of the mirror. This tape is by Martha Stewart brand.
Step 2: Unwind the both wreaths and place them on the mirror’s borders. Michael’s was having a holiday sale, so these were both 50% off.
Once you have the wreath the way you want, start hot gluing it on top of the decorative tape or to the outside edges of the mirror. It’s your project, so however you feel looks best.
When I was done gluing, I stood it up to make minor adjustments to the direction of the branches. Since the wreath is made from wire, it was easy to adjust.
Step 3: Add the flower accents
Pop off the flowers from each of the stems. I actually got this idea from Kandee Johnson- here is the link to where she explains how to do it Kandee Johnson: How to dazzle up a room.
Stick the flowers wherever feels right. Again, this is your beautiful creation. I was worried about the balance between tacky and chic, so I made sure to limit how many flowers I added. you can always add more later.
Before I glued the flowers, I laid them down to make sure they were exactly where I wanted them.
I had purple, magenta, silver, and white flowers- all to accent the teal and bronze borders.
Final layout before the glue:
Of course I was watching the 49ers game while I was doing this project you can kind of see in the mirror. Clinched 1st as NFC west champs!
Finished product (ignore my legs)
I hope you give this a try if you have a plain mirror lying around. Such a fun project!