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Help me fix my flower decor!

OK So I bought these super cute flowers with mirrors in them for wall decor at TJ Maxx for a whopping 12$. Then silly me went on a very full plane with these guys in my carry on... which would have been OK, but then when I got to the plane, they didn't have room for my carry on, so they threw my bag under the plane.. and then two of the mirrors broke! Some of the rhinestones fell off but I will glue those back with some e6000.

Any ideas for what to do with my mirror-less flowers? I would love to be able to replace the mirrors but I don't even know how to start.

29 comments
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro Smithtown, NY
    on Mar 7, 2017

    Why not just fills them in with colored stones from the dollar store.

  • Elizabeth Michels Pinizzotto
    Elizabeth Michels Pinizzotto Reading, PA
    on Mar 7, 2017

    Maybe paint an insert with chalkboard paint? Or use glittery wrapping paper in the center?

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Mar 7, 2017

    All great tips. Michaels and Hobby Lobby sell mirrors in all sizes and shapes.

  • Debbie Whiting
    Debbie Whiting
    on Mar 8, 2017

    Try family photo mirage

  • Rachel
    Rachel Israel
    on Mar 8, 2017

    I would wither glue images to the flowers, or buy new mirrors and glue them in. Great find from TJ Maxx! Good luck!

  • Geeswonderland
    Geeswonderland Washington, PA
    on Mar 8, 2017

    Mirror spray paint if you want the mirrors back..

  • Jaine Trevino
    Jaine Trevino
    on Mar 8, 2017

    Dollar tree has mirrors that could fit. You could also enlarge some photos and cut out to fit inside.

  • J.b. kelly
    J.b. kelly Canada
    on Mar 8, 2017

    Lookup glass companies ,they will cut you mirrors to fit , since they are small, shouldn't cost very much.

  • Elaine
    Elaine Canada
    on Mar 9, 2017

    Go to the dollar store or Michael's with measurements and buy mirrors as close in size as possible. You might get real lucky and find the exact size. Also check out re-use, thrift shops. However, if you don't find the exact size, simply glue on the new (smaller) mirrors (centering them) then simply FILL in the outer/empty gaps with beads, rhinestones, whatever. There are strips of rhinestones at hobby stores that you can cut with scissors that can be glued on the outer gaps. If they are real tiny and awkward, use a pair of tweezers for the job so you avoid glue on your fingers. This is a real easy job!

  • V Smith
    V Smith Albrightsville, PA
    on Mar 10, 2017

    If you have the time to wait until the right size comes along I would suggest checking out all the dollar and discount stores for hand held mirrors then just break the mirrors out of the plastic handles. I would probably use my Dremel to liberate the mirror . Don't forget to wear eye protection.

  • Anna Anima Mundi
    Anna Anima Mundi New Bern, NC
    on Mar 10, 2017

    If you look online you can find round mirrors (and other shapes) not set in anything, so you can replace the mirrors. If a replacement is a little too small, then glue something decorative between the frame edge and the mirror :-)

  • Canadianlady
    Canadianlady Canada
    on Mar 12, 2017

    Those mirrors look about the size of a woman's pressed powder compact mirror. You may have a few almost-empty ones that could be popped out of their housing and glued into place in the center of your flowers.

    • C. D. Scallan
      C. D. Scallan Gonzales, LA
      on Apr 26, 2017

      That's what I was wondering . How big are they? Got any old compacts? Ask your friends to save theirs.

  • Queti @ Fancy Momma
    Queti @ Fancy Momma Canada
    on Mar 15, 2017

    You can turn them into picture frames instead. Cut to size any family photo and glue or tape it on to the circular base.

  • Ellen
    Ellen League City, TX
    on Mar 16, 2017

    If you still have the pieces of mirror, you could glue them back in with just a tiny gap in between each & then grout (use unsanded grout for glass tile.) It would look intentional & funky & still be functional.

  • Cleaverlady2
    Cleaverlady2
    on Mar 18, 2017

    any craft stores carry mirror in all different sizes - ac mooe - hobby lobby - joanne

  • Gin johnson
    Gin johnson Corinth, MS
    on Mar 20, 2017

    Spot mirror from auto store?

  • Cparisi76
    Cparisi76
    on Mar 20, 2017

    You can get mirror like contact paper.. then you would still have the reflection...measure the mirror and take your time finding one...ck dollar store, makeup mirrors auto stores...you will find what you want.

  • Chas
    Chas Fort Collins, CO
    on Mar 22, 2017

    Awesome mirrors! I would see if you could replace the mirrors as others mentioned via dollar or craft stores. If no luck there sometimes glass shops can cut glass to size and it's pretty inexpensive then you could spray the glass with mirror glass paint. You could Mod Podge in pictures of family & friends or Mod Podge in some glitter. Break up the other mirrors more and adhere them in with E6000 giving it a mosaic look. If you don't have the mirror anymore you can break up old cds and do the same mosaic idea with them. Good Luck and I'd love to see what you did with them!

  • BabyBoomerSC
    BabyBoomerSC Myrtle Beach, SC
    on Mar 22, 2017

    I would use them as holders for candles. I can't tell exactly how big they are but they could hold tea light or other small candles and use them outside on your patio or as centerpieces on your dining table.

  • Suellen Hintz
    Suellen Hintz Brookings, OR
    on Mar 24, 2017

    Family photos? If they are a standard circle you can get mirror rounds at craft stores, or have a glass store cut one for you.

  • Banjojane66
    Banjojane66 Lake Park, GA
    on Apr 2, 2017

    All the suggestions are great, but I would find some small remnants of satin red, white and blue fabric and wrap each color around a round piece of cardboard, then push one color in each frame. You might like that suggestion better than replacing glass.

  • Zest it Up
    Zest it Up Atascadero, CA
    on Apr 6, 2017

    Print some pictures and turn them into frames!

  • Pat Zagami
    Pat Zagami Pioneer, CA
    on Apr 14, 2017

    I would buy round make-up mirrors at the Dollar Store or Wal-Mart take them out and put in your flowers. Make sure you measure just the mirrors.

  • Sharon
    Sharon Florence, OR
    on Apr 15, 2017

    Rustoleum makes a mirror spray paint, or you could get some mirrored plastic cut at Tap Plastic.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl Tampa, FL
    on Apr 19, 2017

    Any glass cutting company will cut the mirrors for you and fit them if you still want the mirrors. It is not that expensive. I would look into the cost of that and if that suits you go for it. If not than you have a lot of great ideas here.

  • Lynn
    Lynn Bakersfield, CA
    on Apr 20, 2017

    I love the all the comments! Years ago I had a small grouping similar to your flowers in a abstract swirl design. We had them hanging in my sons nursery. They were a mirror, a clock & the last one a picture frame. (Oh my goodness, my son will be 31 tomorrow, time really does fly!!)

  • Ann Riffe
    Ann Riffe Beaufort, NC
    on Apr 21, 2017

    auto stores have mirror fixer for rear view mirrors that break. it comes in a sheet and has adhesive on the back. tape the mirrors that broke back together and use them as a pattern you can either adhere the plastic mirror fixer to your broken mirrors and glue them back on your flowers, or put the cut out mirror fixer on the bare spot on the flowers. the auto mirror fixer is formulated to remain outside, so it will last a while.

  • Susan Hislop
    Susan Hislop
    on Apr 24, 2017

    Craft stores usually have a large variety of little mirrors.

  • Ficher Luce
    Ficher Luce West Sacramento, CA
    on Apr 26, 2017

    Or, maybe you can remove all the mirrors and use pretty colors of stained glass?

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