I’m Montina, and I’m excited about sharing fun and unique projects with you here at May Arts.
This is an easy, fun little project that I think you’ll love to make. I know I love quick projects, especially after completing a really time consuming project. This mirror was a gift for the newest (16 years since the last) baby girl in my family. Miss Ava London has a room with white walls and furniture so all of the color comes from her accessories. This multicolored mirror should look great against a white wall.
You can use any kind of ribbon for this project. Choose from satins, sheers, grosgrain and definitely plan to use some wire edged ribbon. The widths of the ribbon can range from 3/8” to 1.5”. The amount you need of each ribbon depends on the widths you are using. I would suggest buying at least 2.5 yards of each ribbon.
- Glue a 1.5” wide ribbon around the outside of the wreath form. Cut ribbons into 15” lengths.
2. Tie each piece of ribbon around the foam wreath form. I started with the widest widths first. Then add the narrower ribbons, layering as you go.
3. Knot the ribbons at the outside edge of the form.
4. Cut the ribbon ends into a V for a more exciting ruffle detail.
5. Add a ribbon loop hanger made from a narrow ribbon onto the back of the form.
- Make sure all of your ribbons are straight and in place, then glue the mirror on the center back of the form.
- Placing a heavy book on the mirror overnight will ensure that it is glued down well. This project can be finished in just over an hour!
While this mirror was made especially for my little Ava, you can let your creativity go wild with various color combinations and themes. I can see this in a little boys room with a nautical theme, complete with rope as one of the “ribbons”. Maybe double knot each ribbon and cut off the tails.
Blog post by: Montina Burt
May Arts Ribbon Used:
- ED22, ED47 Reversible Polka Dots
- RR27, RR05 Printed Ribbon
- MNN47 Woven Check
- HQ17 Satin Check
Other Supplies Used:
- 12” Styrofoam wreath form
- 10” mirror