DIYing with Delilah: Pretty Paper Flowered Mirror

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thrifted vintage yellow dress


Last week I posted a little DIY paper flowers inspiration and was inspired most by the first two photos… the flowers on the mirrors, and wanted to recreate something similar in Delilah’s room at my mom’s house. She has a few mirrors in her room that needed a little sprucing up and I thought this was a fun project we could both do together that she would enjoy for some time to come.


Needless to say, Delilah wasn’t into this project as much as she was the sparkly glitter shoe DIY from last week. She liked it, but she was really more interested in gathering and rearranging the floral cutouts by color… ANNNNND JUMPING ON HER DAYBED, but that’s a regular practice. It actually worked out okay though because I didn’t want her near the hot glue part of the project. But even though she wasn’t interested in being so much a part of the project, she loved the outcome nonetheless {and so does my mom ;}

Here’s What You’ll Need…



* Scissors & Pinking shears
* Construction paper and/or scrapbook sheets
* Hot glue gun
* Flower & Circle paper punches by Martha Stewart
* Glitter, craft pearls & gems {optional}

Steps…


* Punch out your shapes… {though not shown, I used 5 different punches}


* With your scissors, cut out large floral or petal shapes by folding your paper twice and cutting along the edges. From your largest flower, create similar patterns in various sizes, all smaller than the first.

Creating dimensional flowers…


* Cut your circles and circular flowers half-way down the center.


* Place glue on one side, overlap the other side pressing it into place & creating a conical shape.


* Overlap your conical flowers and glue them in place… create and glue outward {click here for a similar DIY}. Glue a flat circle to the bottom to give you a nice base.


* Add glue to the center and sprinkle glitter over it… or add pearls or gems to create your flower center {see below}.


* Create a handful of these styles in alternating colors, shapes, and patterns.


* Create pom flowers by cutting 1-1/2″ x 8″ strips with your pinking shears {or other floral edged scissors} and create a fine fringe with jagged edges. Tightly roll your paper and set with hot glue.


* Carefully pull each piece down until you’ve got a pom you like… create a handful of these styles in various colors.


* Overlap and glue in place your larger, hand-cut flowers… I added a conical flower as the center for dimension and glittered centers.


* Beginning with your largest flowers first, apply hot glue directly to your mirror {or frame, etc.} and press your flowers in place. I spaced my 3 largest at right, left, and center and filled in from there.

Voila!



Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

14 Comments

  • el_martina

    September 6, 2012 | Reply

    that’s amazing! I wish back to time when I was a little girl!

  • Carissa Padilla

    September 6, 2012 | Reply

    Awww she’s so adorable! :)

  • Anesa

    September 6, 2012 | Reply

    It´s perfect! And the little girl is adorable =)

    anesagill.blogspot.com

  • Loulou

    September 6, 2012 | Reply

    My goodness Maegan! The flowers are gorgeous. The whole project turned out wonderfully! I love how your niece is dressed. So cute.

    Loulou

  • drollgirl

    September 6, 2012 | Reply

    it really is so cute and so girly! it is adorable.

  • Mawiyah

    September 6, 2012 | Reply

    Super cute :)

  • Dina Karivalis

    September 6, 2012 | Reply

    Your niece is soa adorable! I love when you do posts with her!
    xo Dina

    http://www.sweetestsomethings.com

  • Jennifer

    September 6, 2012 | Reply

    It came out so pretty!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • Anonymous

    September 6, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, my………Where do you find the time? And all of that patience! Love that mirror!

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    September 7, 2012 | Reply

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  • Pamela

    September 7, 2012 | Reply

    My goodness she is the prettiest baby ever!

  • Melina

    September 8, 2012 | Reply

    so beautiful – love it!!
    like your blog, would be happy if we could follow each other :)
    x

  • Partycraft Secrets

    September 12, 2012 | Reply

    Gorgeous – her, the room, the flowers, the mirror – all of it!! We did a similar thing with my daughters (who look slightly older) using cupcake liners to make the flowers and decorate a mirror – not nearly so sophisticated as yours, but we still had fun: http://partycraftsecrets.blogspot.com.au/2011/09/making-mermaid-mirror.html

  • Anonymous

    September 26, 2012 | Reply

    thanks for sharing.

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