I’m always looking for ways to make pretty home décor items that are also budget friendly. That’s why I loved making this pretty wall décor. This gold petal mirror is definitely one for the penny saving craft lover because it only cost about $12 to make.
Dollar store mirror ($3)
1 pkg wooden popsicle sticks ($1)
1 bag of faux flower petals ($1)
Spray paint ($6)
Glue gun and glue sticks
Step 1: Adding the popsicle sticks
Because I wanted to make the surface area larger, I need to add popsicle sticks in order to do this. I stuck the sticks on using hot glue with the glue gun applying them all around the existing mirror platform. I was happy with the size after applying these sticks but you could add more length by adding sticks on top of the first ones to get your desired length.
This step took about 15 minutes. Be sure to let it dry thoroughly before moving onto the next step.
Step 2: Adding the flower petals
Next, I started adding flower petals to the ends of the popsicle sticks. It’s important that you start from the outer edge first so that you overlap on the next row. Again I used my hot glue gun to adhere the petals to the sticks.
Step 3: Layering the petals
Once I completed the first circle, I started again with the next row of petals. Make sure that they overlap enough so as to avoid any gaps. You want it to be full looking.
Step 4: Finishing layers and spray painting
Once the layers were finished, I removed as many of the of the glue gun “webs” as I could and allowed the project to dry for at least an hour. I covered the mirror section with a piece of paper towel that I cut to size while I spray painted it.
I used Krylon’s Metallic spray paint in Gold and gave the whole project 2 coats, waiting about 30 minutes between coats.
Lastly, I added some sequins that already had from a previous project to the edge of the rim of petals to give it a finished look, without the sequins the messy look of the final row of flowers looked really “unfinished”. The sequins hid it well. Once the sequins were glued in place, I gave it another coat of spray paint.
I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!
Ciao for now…