Dec 15, 2014

How to Make a Christmas Wreath From a Vintage Mirror

I love taking something that I already own and re-purposing it into something better. I recently gave an old mirror a new life as a wreath.

Here is what you will need:

  • An old mirror (Or picture frame)
  • Some craft store greenery and floral picks
  • Floral wire
  • Vintage Fabric
  • 2 inch wide Ribbon
  • Duct tape (if needed)
My mirror was about 32 inches diameter. 

I really like the 4 little embellishments on the wood.

Step 1: Remove the mirror. For my mirror this involved removing some backing paper, bending some nails to take out the mirror, and then duct taping over all over the wood frame to cover the sticky adhesive that remained when I removed the paper.

Step 2: Decorate the Bottom. Tie your ribbon into a  pretty bow onto your frame. Wire on a pretty floral pick.

Step 3: Cover up the wire hanger. Tear strips of various vintage fabrics into 1/2 x 6 inch pieces. Tie directly onto the wire hanger.

Step 4: Decorate the Top. Wire greenery to the top of the frame. I mixed a few bunches to give lots of color and textures.

Step 5: Make a faux hanger. I used the original wire hanger to hang my wreath but made a faux hanger using ribbon and a vintage-looking knob.

Mount the knob to your wall. Tie each end of a 30 inch length of ribbon to the original wire hanger. Hang your wreath using the original wire hanger and wrap the ribbon around your knob.

Everything is wired onto your wreath so you could actually change out your ribbon and greenery for different seasons and holidays. I'll probably keep the red and white fabric garland up for Valentine's day and just take off the greenery and add some red ribbons. 

It's pretty the way it is but I am in love with deer right now so I put "Buck" in the center.

I think he looks very handsome framed by my wreath. He's mounted onto a chalkboard that I decorated with holly leaves and berries.

I hope that you are inspired to make a wreath from a mirror. Thank you for stopping by The Vintage Sheet Blog today. Please feel free to leave a comment below and follow me in some way. And, you can pin any picture in this tutorial to Pinterest.  :)

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Ginnie said...

I love this idea! Will be keeping my eyes peeled for an appropriate mirror:)

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

That is a beautiful piece. I can see it changing with the seasons and celebrations.

Kim Seghers said...

I love finding old mirrors and giving the new life by removing the mirror and painting them. I love it the way it came out and, I like the deer in the mirror, too! Very pretty!!!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

This is so pretty, what a genius idea too!


Lysa Wilds said...

I really love this idea and have many vintage mirrors and frames that would work perfectly for this. Thank you for sharing with the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday.

Wishing you an amazing Christmas week.
Lysa ~ Co-Host OMHGWW

Bre @ Average But Inspired said...

This could not be cuter! I absolutely love it! Thank you for sharing it with us at On Display Thursday!! I am pinning it to our board.

Barb said...

Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

Jenna Brussee said...

This is really cute! I have been itching to go to Goodwill and find some supplies for DIY projects like this. Thanks for sharing this with Hump Day Happenings.

Kimberly Lewis said...

This is fabulous! I love it. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party! I hope you stop by on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you. Merry Christmas! Lou Lou Girls

Michelle from Weekend Craft said...

Such a great idea! Thank you so much for joining us last week on Creative Spark Link Party hope you stop by again today! Happy Holidays!

Andrea Fogleman said...

How unique! Merry Christmas. Thanks for sharing and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays.

Cathy Mini said...

Merry Christmas! We'll be featuring you on Sunday in this week's Bewitching Projects at OurMiniFamily blog!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cathy Mini said...

Merry Christmas! We'll be featuring you on Sunday in this week's Bewitching Projects at OurMiniFamily blog!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sydney Andersen said...

This is so cute! I love repurposing old things found around the house. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Talented Tuesdays. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and we would love to have you join us again this week!

Kyla @ HouseOfHipsters said...

Such a cute idea! I love it! Thanks for linking up with Found & Foraged! Pinned! Hope to see you Saturday night.