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!


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!!


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!!

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:)

LivingSoAbundantly said...

VERY creative! :)

Caley said...

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

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!