Friday, April 15, 2011

DIY - Juju inspired mirror

As promised here are a few instructions if you would like to create your own juju inspired mirror

Materials:
  • 1m of material
  • 1 x round hat box the diameter is about 45cm - I used the two circles from the top and bottom, you can use thick cardboard if you like.
  • 1 x round mirrored coaster (I got 2 different sizes from my local dollar store $2 & $2.50) 
  • Craft glue
  • scissors
  • stapler


Creating the Petals
Cut material into two different sizes - rough measurement is okay:
Large size 20cm x 10cm, cut 45 pieces of material
Small size: 12cm x 7cm cut 12 pieces (to form the centre circle)
Fold the top corner over to meet the adjacent side whilst forming a triangle.
Fold again
Tuck the corner under to form a cone shape
Staple the fabric
Repeat the process until you have a pile of little petal beauties ready for gluing.

Preparing the base
  • Using a scalpel knife cut around the lid of the hat box.
  • Cover the cardboard with fabric and fix with craft glue- for the sheer fabric I used a round white placemat.
  • Starting with the large size petals one by one glue the back of each petal, place around the circle at 3, 6, 9 and 12 (clock) approximately 5cm over the edge.
  • Repeat this process using the same large petals in the middle (ensuring to cover the staples).
  • Repeat the process for the centre using the small petals.
  • Place craft glue on the back of the mirrored coaster, place in the centre of the flower. 
And then......

I hung them using 3M tape for pictures...that stuff is magic (no more holes in our walls)
Please free to email or comment if you have any questions.
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3 comments:

  1. These look amazing!!!! I love it! I'm going to try one myself!!! :)

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  2. Great idea! Very creative. Looks awesome, Samantha!

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  3. That turned out really nice! I'm new to your blog, but glad I stumbled across it! Thanks for sharing! I'm a follower now!

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