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Flowered Mirror

I love my flowered mirror!!!  It was hanging in the entryway of my last house, but in my new home it's going to be over the sink in the guest bathroom.  I'll pick some of my favourite colours from it for the towels, wash cloths, rug and other accessories.  Now watch, I'm gonna have a line up of people wanting to visit my bathroom!!!
It was very easy to make.  First I bought a plain unfinished framed mirror.  Or you could find an ugly old mirror from anywhere - and it doesn't really even need a frame, you could just glue onto the edge of the mirror. 

Next step was to glue Spanish Moss all over the frame - I just used my glue gun.  Sorry, I don't have step-by-step pictures - I made this a few years ago - but the frame covered in moss even looked good!  (Just ignore the spot of wax from the glue gun on my moss.  I promise you don't notice it on the mirror, but of course that would be the spot I took a picture of!) 
Then I just started gluing my wild flowers on.

I did larger flower arrangements on the bottom of the frame to anchor the mirror.  Then I placed the rest of my larger flowers around the frame and used the smaller ones to fill in the gaps.

Taking pictures of mirrors is not easy, especially with the short person around!  After looking at this photo, I realized how dirty the mirror was.  So I cleaned it - but didn't retake my pictures!

I think it's so pretty!  I just love all the colours of the flowers together.  It would also look great done in a single colour, or a single type of flower in various colours - oh the possibilities!!!


5 comments:

  1. Very creative! It looks so cheerful and pretty!

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  2. I absolutely love this mirror and I have one I can do this too. My husband is going to have a fit but I don't care hahahaha. I found you on The 36th Avenue's Let's Party #5. I love creative people and this project is why so I decided to follow you. I hope you will follow me back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I can be found in facebook too http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and twitter @DeniseLillaRose If you like/follow me there I will do the same for you. When you stop by my blog, please check out my kind of fashion (hair jewelry).

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  3. This is a wonderful idea, I love all the pretty colors and flowers in yours!!! I am glad that I followed your link from the 36th Avenue "Share your Awesomeness" Link Party, I too am linking up if you'd like to visit.
    Hugs, antonella
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  4. I love this! It's really cute. If it was easy enough, something like this could be changed for each season. I might just have to do something similar but try using fabric flowers instead of fake ones. This is really inspiring. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. This mirror is beautiful!!! I love how unique it is. Thanks for the inspiration!

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