12 Ways to Use Mirrors to Decorate your Holidays
How many trees did you decorate this weekend? How many strings of lights did you untangle? Which holiday song is already stuck in your head (Mariah’s “All I Want For Christmas is You” is on continual loop in my brain already)? As you finish your holiday decorating, remember that mirrors can be a big part of it. The added light and sparkle mirrors add seems extra special at the holidays. Here are 12 ways to use mirrors to decorate your holidays:
1- Swag It
Decorate your normal framed mirrors with lights, greenery, and ornaments.
Mandy’s Mirror Swag
These great glitter letters make a simple, sweet decoration that can last all winter long.
Stamped By Hand Blog
2- Framed Mirror Face Up
This example has more Fall colors than Christmas colors, but you can see how with a framed mirror, a few candles and some great flowers, you’ve got an instant centerpiece.
Martha Stewart Framed Mirror Centerpiece
It doesn’t have to be an extravagant mirror. A simple silver frame will do the trick.
And of course, the inexpensive door mirror makes a killer mirror on a long table.
3- Mirror Chargers & Centerpieces
It’s amazing how versatile mirrored chargers or placemats can be. Sure, they reflect all the color of whatever other fabulous pieces you use,…but they’re also extremely easy to clean and moisture resistant. Pretty and practical.
Ring in the new year with all the glitz and glamour you deserve! This mirrored table runner is the perfect layering piece for a lush tablescape.
Dining Delight’s Mirrored New Year’s Centerpiece
4- Go Faux Snow
This Scandinavian-themed interior really benefits from the simple tree silhouette sprayed on the mirror. What a winter wonderland!
My House of Giggles – Spray Snow
The “Spraying Joy” entry at the Anythingology Blog gives a really good step by step on how to use stencils and spray snow. Once you start, you may not stop at the mirrors,…it might go on doors, windows, and even cabinetry!
Spray Snow Monogram on Mirror
6- Highlight Your Loves
It doesn’t have to be super cool or chic, but the collectibles in your home should have real meaning to you. If they’re chosen carefully and with love, it makes sense to focus and highlight them with mirrors behind.
Mirrored Bookshelf Design Manifest
A simple framed mirror behind collectibles adds layers and interest.
Itsy Bits and Pieces
7- Make A Fireplace Hot
I showed some great examples of this in this earlier blog post, but it’s a great effect for non-working fireplaces. You don’t want to (or can’t) do away with the architectural focus, so what to do? Try mirror!
8- A Bowlful of Balls
Use a bowl full of mirrored ball ornaments as a dazzling centerpiece. It’s super simple, and always sparkly and sophisticated. Who knows,…it may even get people dancing!
Factory Direct Craft
Mirror balls with the added sparkle, of candles? Yes please.
Mirror Ball Centerpiece_Dining Delight
9 – Give Your Skaters Some Ice
When I was a kid, I was fascinated with how clever my mom was for doing this,….it was years before I realized that EVERYONE’S mother did this. But it’s still cute and comfortably retro. So try it.
10- Temporary Changes with Big Impact
Tracy just painted some simple wooden letters from the craft store and duct taped them to the mirror. Simple, sure! But also really, really cute.
Tracy’s Trinkets Treasures
Greenery hung over top of the mirror creates a stunning focal point. The complimentary color scheme shown doesn’t hurt either!
One Kings Lane
Vinyl Clings: These clever clings from the Ice Queen herself, Ms. Martha Stewart. Very economical (14 per pack) and re-usable, too!
Martha Stewart Vinyl Mirror Clings
They work in the bathroom too!
11- Tiles as Serving Trays
Being non-porous and hygienic, mirrors are very practical for food service. Try them as a cheese or fruit tray!
Mirror As Cheese Tray
12- Wrap it Up
Wrap up your mirror with a bow, and it creates a bit of unexpected whimsy. So as I wrap up this post, I’m going to remind you to have fun with your mirrors and be sure to include them in your festivities!
It All Started with Paint
I’ve got a swag so far, but I’m wanting to do some of the lovely spray snow designs that these post have inspired me to do. So how do you use mirrors in your holiday decór? What inspires you?