Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Make: Flower Paper Mirror

I'm a fan of quick and easy projects that takes an object you might just pass by and turns it into something special. I think you will agree that today's DIY does exactly that.
What you'll need:
A framed mirror - mine is from the dollar store!
Book with yellowed pages - one you don't mind cutting up
Glue Gun and Glue

What you might want:
Flower shaped paper punch
Gold paint
First cut or punch your flowers, I used a few paper punches and cut some petals that I bent and glued into flowers. I also cut a few leaves. My main goal was to have a multi dimensional look so I made sure to make a few taller flowers. Next use a few of your beads for the centers. I also ended up going back in with some gold paint and giving a little "dusty" of gold on a few of the flowers.
After making the flowers I suggest that you just play around with the placement of the flowers for a little while. I knew that I wanted to hang my mirror lengthwise so that gave me a starting point, I also try and work in odd number, so that helped me out in my placement. Once you've found a layout that you are happy with hot glue your flowers into place.
 Finally find a new home on your wall for your little Dollar Store mirror. I think mine is looking rather sweet in my hall (read: stairwell) of mirrors!

What would you do with a $1 mirror? Do you have any other dollar store transformations?


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