Flowers on the Mirror
Yesterday’s post was about using a flower shelf to display your florals. So what do you think about adorning your WALLS with flowers? Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? I think so too. So I would like to share this beautiful DIY fresh flower mirror tutorial produced by Paper&Stitch. May it inspire you to flower fill your walls and reflect your gorgeous self.
The flowers are wired and taped together, as if you were going to make a floral crown/head wreath, and then clipped to the mirror.
Here is the recipe:
- peonies (in pink and white)
- white double tulips (which are so, so pretty)
- white spray roses (snowflake variety)
- thistle (sirius questa variety, but I love the jackpot variety too)
- white/light pink wax flowers (available by request)
- 14 inch round mirror
- floral wire
- floral tape
- 2 inch binder clips (not pictured)
- 5 quart buckets or something similar (not pictured)
Before you get started: Be sure to cut 1/2″ to 1″ off the bottom of each stem, at a diagonal to maximize water intake. Remove leaves/foliage before placing them in buckets filled with 3″ – 4″ of room temp water. If possible, keep flowers in a cool area away from direct sunlight until you are ready to use them. More flower care and handling instructions here.
1. Start by creating a large circle from heavy duty floral wire and then twisting the ends around each other tightly to make sure it is secure. To determine the proper circle size, I placed the wire over the mirror, and then formed a circle that was the same shape, but slightly smaller than my mirror (with all the flowers used, it will end up filling out just fine and you don’t want to make it too large or it will hang strangely when put together).
2. Once the basic frame was created, it’s time to get to work on the flowers themselves. It’s best to work in small groupings and then add them to the floral wire frame as you go for a fuller look. Select one or two larger blooms and one filler flower. Group them together, cut the stem down to 3-4 inches, and tape them together tightly with floral tape.
3. Next, attach the bundle to the floral wire frame with more floral tape, pulling tightly as you go to make sure it is secure.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the entire frame is covered in flowers that have been secured with floral tape. FYI- If you run out of floral tape, or happen to accidentally buy that kind of floral tape that’s not very sticky, washi tape will work too.
5. Now it’s time to secure the circle frame to the mirror, which can be done a few different ways. The flower frame ended up being a little heavier than expected, so there was a little bit of trial and error at first, but the most effective way to attach the frame, ended up being binder clips. Clip the flower frame, underneath the flowers, to the mirror and push in as far as it will go. Every 4-6 inches, attach another binder clip until the entire frame is completely secured to the mirror. If you have any trouble getting the frame attached to the mirror, remove a few flowers so you can get to the frame a little better, attach the binder clips, reattach any flowers that were removed.
6. Once the frame has been secured, you are ready to hang the mirror and enjoy!
Thank you Paper&Stitch for this great tutorial.
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