Sometimes I get ideas from something I see, something I have at home and suddenly think of a way to utilise, or because of the weather. So, basically, inspiration for crafting happens at the most random moments and can sometimes involve the most random items. I call these my (admittedly rather rare) “lightbulb moments”.

When I needed to pick up some items from a well-known DIY shop, I came across some round and perfectly plain mirrors with the brackets for hanging them already attached. I immediately picked up a box there and then because I remembered all those pretty dried petals I still have at home and that they currently don’t serve very much of a purpose. See, that was one of those moments!

So, I took my mirrors home and got to work decorating them – well, so far one of them anyway. Here’s my idea, feel free to join in and decorate your own mirror.


here's what you'll need...

  • Plain round mirror (hanging fixture attached)
  • Mount board (available from arts supply shops)
  • A large plate to create a template
  • Heavy duty glue (the one that will REALLY keep the board on the mirror and could be used instead of nails…)
  • A pencil
  • A craft knife
  • Hairspray
  • Naturally dried flower petals

Flower Framed Mirror Materials 1

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here's how it's done...

  • 1

    Spray the petals with the hairspray and leave to dry. This will keep the colour alive for longer and make them just a little more “craft proof”.

    Flower Framed Mirror Step 1

  • 2

    Put your large plate onto the mount board and draw a pencil line around it, then place the mirror inside that circle and draw a pencil line around that one, too.

    Flower Framed Mirror Step 2

  • 3

    Now draw a pencil circle about 1/2 inch inside the one you’ve drawn around the mirror. This doesn’t need to be super pretty or exact, it just needs to fit onto the mirror once cut out.

    Flower Framed Mirror Step 3

  • 4

    Using your craft knife, cut out the largest and the smallest circle until you’re left with a cardboard ring that covers about 1/2 inch of the mirror all the way round. Apply glue to the edge of the back of the mirror and place the board ring on top. Leave to dry for a few minutes.

    Flower Framed Mirror Step 4

  • 5

    Turn the mirror around and start applying glue, section by section, and the petals to the board ring that is peeking from behind the mirror. Work all the way around and leave to dry.

    Flower Framed Mirror Step 6

  • 6

    All you need to do now is hang up your mirror and enjoy your reflection.

    Flower Framed Mirror Feature

    The perfect little addition for a summery home or a little girl’s room, don’t you think?

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By Carole Poirot on 15.07.14

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