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Winter Mirror "Wreath" Craft

 Embellish square or round mirrors with wintry natural adornments for a festive, seasonal touch. The how-to comes from artist Naomi Martin. 

Winter Mirror "Wreath" Craft

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2010

materials

  • Square or round mirror

  • Scissors

  • Foam core

  • Construction adhesive

  • Hot-glue gun

  • Styrofoam

  • Frost spray

  • Greening pins

  • Noble fir, incense cedar boughs, Western cedar, and/or lemon leaves

  • Pine cones, red dogwood twigs, and/or acorns

  • Skewers

  • Snow flocking spray

  • Straight pins

  • Drill with small bit

  • Wire

steps

  1. Cut foam core to shape of mirror; attach to back of mirror using construction adhesive and hot-glue gun.

  2. Attach Styrofoam to front edges of mirror using construction adhesive and hot-glue gun. Spray mirror with frost spray.

  3. Using greening pins and/or hot glue, attach boughs of fir to Styrofoam.

  4. Make a small "house" on top of mirror: Cut a trapezoid Styrofoam form and attach boughs of fir using glue gun and/or greening pins. Attach incense cedar as "roof" using glue gun and/or greening pins. Attach completed Styrofoam form to top of mirror with hot glue and skewers.

  5. Using hot-glue gun and/or greening pins, attach Western cedar to Styrofoam at top of mirror frame. Pin small pine cones around bottom and top of "house."

  6. Add skewers to three large pine cones to make finials, securing together with glue gun. Add finials to shoulders of mirror, top of cedar "house," and base of mirror.

  7. Flock greenery with snow spray.

  8. Cut foam core to shape of mirror; attach to back of mirror using construction adhesive and hot-glue gun.

  9. Attach Styrofoam to front edges of mirror using construction adhesive and hot-glue gun. Spray mirror with frost spray.

  10. Using straight pins, attach lemon leaves and acorns to inner rim of mirror frame. Attach noble fir to outer rim.

  11. Add a skewer to three large pine cones to make a finial, securing together with glue gun. Add finial to base of mirror.

  12. Create a large cedar bough flourish with wire, and add to top of mirror. Attach pine cones to red dogwood twigs using hot-glue gun and greening pins, and add to finial.

  13. Using Styrofoam to secure, drill holes into several acorns. String together with wire and attach to wreath using greening pins.

  14. Flock greenery with snow spray.

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