This mirror lends itself well to a changing theme. For a lower maintainance look, I decided to make some vintage lace flowers to embellish it. Here is how I made my flowers:
Because I'm using hand crocheted lace, I used white glue to keep the cut edges from unraveling. I want simple five petal flowers, so I used a nicely scalloped lace and applied glue every five scallops. Wax paper under the lace keeps your glue from sticking to the table.
Once the glue is dried, I cut through the center of it. This strip of lace was long enough for five pieces.
Stitch the glued edges together, then gather the bottom edge of the lace with a running stitch to gather.
Gather it tightly enough to leave a hole, just large enough for your button to squeeze through.
I stitched my vintage buttons to small circles of felt, so I can easily switch them out if I want to.
Use the hole in the center just like a button hole!
I used copper wire for stems, making a spiral on one end. Now the flower can be gently "screwed" onto the stem, and is just as easily removed.
There you have it! Lovely little vintage lace flowers with dainty button centers. With the wide variety of lace and buttons available, the possibilities are endless!