It’s the beginning of the month again and you know what that means… time for another Junk Revision Challenge! This month our goal was to re-purpose a junk, or thrift store item using elements from nature.
I honestly had no idea what I was going to do this month, so I went for a “junk” hunt in my garage and found a few interesting pieces. The rusty metal ring I found while on a junkin’ trip over the summer and the galvanized metal ring was from the bottom of a flower pot. My mom was going to throw it out but brought it to me instead. (Does she know me or what?!)
I then came up with the idea to attach the rings to a mirror I had sitting in my craft closet. I had picked it up a year ago from my local craft store and never used it.
I added a ton of hot glue to the metal ring and centered it on the mirror.
The metal ring wasn’t exactly light, so added a ton more glue to the inside just as a precaution.
I then added glue to the bottom of the galvanized ring and attached it to the inside of the rusty mirror. They were a perfect fit.
Now for the “nature” part of this project! I cut about 20 trillion twigs to attach to the outside edge of the mirror.
Note: The twigs in the photo below only covered less than half of the mirror. You will need to cut 40 trillion. 🙂
I started by hot gluing the twigs around the mirror in a sun pattern and then filled in all of the space in between.
In order to hang my mirror on the wall, I needed to attach something to hang it with. I found a tab off of a cat food can and secured it with you guessed it… a ton of hot glue!
Once the glue had dried, it was ready to hang. I decided to rearrange my basket wall a tad to make room for my beautiful new twig mirror.
I’m loving the new addition to our dining room. It really looks pretty in there.
It was totally worth cutting 40 trillion twigs for this beauty!
You don’t have to have the exact metal pieces I used to make your own mirror. Just be creative and see what kind of junk you can dig up.
I hope you have been inspired to think outside of the box and find the beauty in everyday junk.
Also, be sure to check out these amazing ladies who are fellow “junkers” like me!