Do you love flowers?
I certainly do. I’ve loved flowers since I was a little girl, and I love repurposing things into flowers just as much… maybe even a teensy bit more than I love the real thing.
I’ve been waiting to make these vintage Christmas tin light reflector flowers for a while because I needed just the right thing to pull it off… and I just found it when I was going through my stashes.
It was this vintage metal card holder. I had totally forgotten I even had it, and it’s the perfect thing to make these light reflector flowers.
After thinking about it for a bit I decided to use some knitted circles from an old broken clown doll that I had taken apart, and my marble collection. All I needed to put these flowers together was my handy dandy hot glue gun.
You can decorate these light reflector flowers any way you want. I’m just using what I have in my thrifted stashes.
The first thing I did was bend some of the card holder circles thingies down so that they were a little more random.
Here’s what it looked like when I was done.
Using my hot glue gun I added some glue to the backs of the tin reflectors.
And then just added them onto the circles.
I only had one of the star ones so I thought why not put it in, just to add a little something different.
Once my light reflectors were all on I added the knitted rounds and the marbles, again using my hot glue gun.
This was so easy.
Here’s what they look like from the back.
It was fun to look through the marbles to find the centers.
I wanted each one to be its own little unique flower.
Some of the light reflectors have a lovely aged patina, and I didn’t worry about polishing them at all.
I could have my light reflector flowers just like this… or stuck them in a vase or a basket or something, but I had something else in mind.
I placed the flat stand on my desk and bent all the flower stems back until they were almost flat.
You can see what I mean a little better in this pic.
By doing that I could easily slip the stand into this metal wall pocket, and the flowers pop up beautifully.
A little dry moss in the wall pocket to cover the stand, and this project is done.
My tin light reflector flowers look so pretty on my kitchen door, which is the door we use all the time. They make me smile every time I come home.
Because my kitchen colours are aqua, red, and yellow I decided not to use the pink knitted circles for this project. They’ll be saved for another day.
The best thing about making repurposed flowers of any kind is that they don’t have to be perfect.
Real flowers aren’t perfect… so repurposed ones don’t need to be either.
In my world imperfection is perfection. 🙂
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!
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