Friday, June 24, 2011

Clothespin Mirror Tutorial

I recently saw a project on several different blogs using clothespins to accentuate a mirror or other object for a laundry room decoration.  I instantly loved it and thought it would be perfect for my barren bedroom walls.  So I made this:


I pretty much LOVE it.  It has a sort of vintage feel to it that I really like.  Plus, Chewie mentioned that it looks like a sunflower, and who doesn't love sunflowers?!

It was surprisingly simple to make.  I'll break it down (sorry I don't have pics to go along with this):
  • I cut a circle the same size as my mirror out of cardboard.  Retrospectively, however, I'd probably make it just a little bit smaller.
  • Arrange the clothespins around the cardboard circle the way you want them.
  • Hot glue each one in place - tedious, but worth it.
  • Put some hot glue around the outer edge of the back of the mirror and center it - quickly - in the middle of the clothespins.  
  • I hot glued a loop onto the back of the cardboard to hang it on the wall, but you can use whatever you like to mount it.
And, voila!  A new wall accent.  Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have enjoyed mine!


7 comments:

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Love how this turned out! I have ALL the materials and can't wait to try it!! Thanks for sharing!

We host a linky party "Strut Your Stuff Sunday!" We would love for you to link up! We appreciate it!!

Kristine
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

I adore this, it looks great! Thanks so much for linking up to our party! Hope to see more of your fabulous ideas!!
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

MBC Scrapbooking said...

This mirror is fabulous! I really want to make my own- I love how you used clothespins. Very original. I am pinning and tweeting this right now:)
C:)

LivingSoAbundantly said...

VERY creative! :)

Caley said...

That is super cute!! Very creative and modern!
Thanks for sharing!

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Ashley said...

this is very creative!! i love it:)

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Wonderful idea!! I love how the mirror turned out!!
I will feature this at tomorrow's linky party! :)
Thank you so much for linking it up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
xoxo,
Vanessa