I love these ornaments!!!
What could be better at reflecting all those beautiful Christmas lights you have on your tree than ornaments made from a mirror? These ornaments are a perfect mix of beautiful and funky (not to mention great for recycling--infinitely better than throwing a broken mirror in the garbage).
I first made these back in college when I worked a funky little on-campus craft shop that was filled with all sorts of goodies such as pottery wheels, stained glass equipment, and book-making supplies. We would make them for the Christmas fair and decorate several trees with them; they'd always sell like wildfire.
They are super easy and fun to make, so I've continued to make them over the years.
Here's your supply list:
a broken mirror (preferably a high-quality thick one),
some crafting wire (any size and finish you want)
and, if you are feeling adventurous, beads (I didn't include any on these ones I made, but in the past I have put beads on and I like how they turn out. Colored glass can also be a fun alternative I've tried before).
To make them, just bend the wire around the glass. That's it. Of course, experience teaches you all sorts of tricks that are aesthetically pleasing: layering the pieces of mirror, making bends and crimps in the wire with the pliers, wrapping the wire around a pencil to create little loop-d-loops, etc.
Now, I've made some for a giveaway!
If you'd like some of these beauties to grace your tree and reflect your Christmas lights for a little umph in your holiday splendor, here's what to do:
Congrats to Jamie! We hope you enjoy your new ornaments.
That's right--up to 4 entries! :)
On the 19th, a lucky winner will be drawn and I'll send you some of these ornaments to add to your Chrismtas tree just in time for the holidays.
Hope you have a 'bright' day!