Colorful leaves are beginning to carpet our lawn and the Silver Maples have dropped quite a few branches, which is common for that type of tree. We always get a new batch of fallen twigs after a storm and we add them to our burn pile. But as I was looking at the pile, the thought occurred to me to do something crafty with those branches. And so today, I’m sharing how to make a twig mirror!
We had a record number of fallen branches in our yard this summer due to the overwhelming amount of rain and storms. We installed a fire pit to burn them, but I told hubby to slow down the burn rate so I’d have twigs for craft projects.
Here’s what I started with. I’ve had this floral mirror for years but it’s been in storage so it was either donate it to our local thrift store, or transform it into something new. There’s nothing wrong with this mirror, I just ran out of space to hang it.
To make a twig mirror, start by collecting branches of similar width and cut into smaller pieces. I tried to use a few bark types to give the mirror slight color variations. Hot glue the twigs onto the mirror using a hot glue gun.
I still had twigs left in the yard, so I gathered up more to make rustic twig candles.