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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