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

  • 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.


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

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

  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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