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Tutorial: Anthropologie-Inspired Mirror

17 September 2013 92,626 views 18 Comments

by morena

Flowered Mirror DIY

I often find inspiration at Anthropologie. There is so much eye candy there! Unfortunately, I can usually only window shop, but that's OK with this crafty gal. When I saw this pretty flowered mirror on their site (for $128), I started thinking of how I could make my own budget version. I'm really happy with the end result!

I found my mirror at Goodwill for just 99 cents, but I see large rectangular mirrors at Dollar Tree all the time. You might just have some old, inexpensive mirrors already in your home that need an update. I purchased my flowers at Dollar Tree, but, again, you might have some old ones at home that you're ready to part with.

Dollar Crafts Mirror

Project Estimate:

  • Mirror, $1 and up
  • Silk flowers, $1 and up
  • Glue gun, on hand
  • Spray paint, on hand
  • Rhinestones, on hand or $1

Total: $2 and up

step 1

Step one: Cover the mirror with painter's tape.

step 2

Step two: Remove the flowers from the stems. You may need to trim the remaining plastic on the back of the flower so it can be flush with the mirror.

step 3

Step three: Begin gluing leaves and flowers to the mirror frame. I decided just to fill in the corners, but you could fill the entire frame to more closely replicate the Anthro mirror.

Step four: Spray paint the flowers and frame. I used a metallic silver paint. If you're often guilty of overspraying like I am, this project is for you. The more paint on the flowers, the better!

step 4

Allow the paint to dry, them remove the tape. I decided I wanted a bit more sparkle on my mirror, so I hot glued rhinestones to the flower centers.

I love my new mirror. It's shiny, sparkly, and flashy. I hung it over the sink in my laundry/craft room to bring a little bling and pizazz to an otherwise dull space! And I did it all for $2 instead of spending $128 at Anthro. Not bad for a day of crafting.

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  • Barbara Moore said:

    Very nice! GREat project I think I’m going to have to try!

  • Vanessa said:

    This is an absolutely amazing transformation, Morena! Definitely pinning for later use!

  • Cynthia M. said:

    Great job! I like the look of yours’ better…

  • Cynthia Howe said:

    Looks great unpainted as well. I like both looks.

  • Neda said:

    I agree with the others–I like your mirror much better than the inspiration one! I wonder how this would look spray painted in other colors as well?

  • Cody Doll said:

    WOW. I wouldn’t have thought those flowers were silk.

  • Anna said:


    Great dupe and I’m stealing your amazing idea!

  • 5 Chic and Simple Fall DIY Projects DIY Doyenne said:

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  • Manda MEss said:

    I seen this today via Mark Montano and I SERIOUSLY cannot tell who’s mirror is whose! Winner!

  • Amanda Sparks said:

    Wow! What a fantastic idea! Your mirror looks great. Thanks for sharing this project.



  • morena (author) said:

    Thank you for all the sweet comments! <3

  • Serena said:

    You wouldn’t know just by looking at it that this mirror was made with inexpensive materials. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sandra Gray said:

    I love your crafts, especially the Anthropologie-Inspired Mirror. I adore unique home decor items.

  • Paint Silk Flowers for a Pretty Mirror said:

    […] Morena for Dollar Store Crafts loves all of Anthropologie‚Äôs scrumptious eye candy, including a pretty flower vanity mirror constructed of brass, aluminum, and glass that sells for $128. Morena was quick to come up with her own plan for creating a similar look using a Goodwill mirror, dollar store flowers, and spray paint. Would you even believe those flowers are painted? They look amazingly like metal to me! […]

  • Missey said:

    This is full of craft win. I just might copy this one! Thanks for sharing!

  • Manda said:

    love love love it!!!!!

  • Marie B said:

    Great DIY……it is beautiful! Bet you could sell them! ( & make some money!)

  • Cheryl said:

    This turned out very nice. If you wanted to gift a smaller version that has a similar shape as the original, Ikea has the Trensum mirror that would work very nicely.