Showcasing how I turned a dollar store mirror and flowers to become a cute “granny chic” accessory for my bathroom for around two dollars. This step-by-step tutorial will inspire you to think outside of the box and create custom pieces that fit your decor at minimal cost.
DIY Dollar Store Flower Mirror
I have been on the hunt for a cute, handheld bathroom mirror that matches my master bathroom style. Well, the ones that fit the description were too expensive. So I decided to make one by embellishing a very inexpensive mirror that I found at the dollar store. While at the dollar store I also found some tiny, artificial flowers that I knew would make the perfect base for my mirror. I used some spray paint and craft glue that I already had, and voila my cute mirror appeared!
I believe the end result for my two dollar mirror is so adorable. It reminds me of the vintage, enamel pins that are having a huge comeback with the granny chic decorating movement.
This project is also a great reminder of the power of spray paint. As you may know from my Instagram stories, I love thrifting. Spray paint is a wonderful tool to keep in mind when you are browsing thrift stores, estate sales, or secondhand shops because a little spray paint can transform a dated, uninspired piece (as witnessed here).
I hope you enjoy this very customizable, simple, and inexpensive tutorial to turn a mirror from drab to fab for less than ten dollars.
To make your own flower mirror, you will need:
- Round Mirror. This is the exact mirror that I purchased at Dollar Tree for $1.
- Artificial flowers. I recommend flowers with small petals and very simple in style.
- Beacon's 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue. This is my favorite craft glue.
- Krylon Colormaster Paint & Primer Spray Paint. Gloss. I used the color ballet slipper for this project. I also used about half of the can.
- Kraft Paper
- *Not pictured. Painter's Tape
Measure the inside the mirror by making an indention of the mirror face with the kraft paper.
Then, use a pencil to trace the inside of the mirror face and cut it out with scissors.
Attach the kraft paper template to the mirror with painter’s tape. Ensure the entire mirror face is covered.
Add a large amount of Beacon’s Advanced 3-in-1 Craft Glue (linked above) to the back of one flower petal base, and attach it directly to the mirror.
*Don’t worry about adding too much craft glue, because it will dry clear.
The craft glue is fast-drying, but it is important to hold the petal down as the glue dries so it stays in place on the mirror. Hold the petal down for about 30 seconds as the glue dries.
Continue to add petals to the mirror one at a time. Attach the petals right next to each other (some overlapping a little to create dimension on the mirror).
Glue petals to the entire mirror frame.
Let the glue dry overnight.
Take the mirror outside (or in a well-ventilated area) and apply one thin coat of spray paint to the entire mirror frame.
I recommend applying spray paint about 6 inches away.
Once the first coat of spray paint dries, then apply another coat of spray paint.
I recommend adding about 5 coats of spray paint to the mirror. This will give it a thick (almost enamel-looking) finish.
Once you apply about 5 coats of spray paint, let it dry overnight outside. Make sure it is in a safe space outside, away from the elements.
Scratch off any excess glue or paint that may have leaked onto the mir
My daughter loves the mirror so much that it has found a new home on her shelves in my children’s newly decorated shared bedroom (full room reveal at my blog).
However, I may have to bring it back to my master bathroom and place it in front of the adorable egg carton flower bouquet my children made for me last week for Mother’s Day (full tutorial for the egg carton bouquet also on the blog).
I hope you enjoy embellishing your own mirror with flowers!
I believe crafting is more fun when we share our projects. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or please tag me @thecountrypeony to show me your beautiful, custom creations!
Thank you so much for following along!