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Wire and Button Mirror

A bit unusual.

I tried to wrap a bottle in wire.  Not easy to do…

That project will be in the projects that didn’t work out! 🙂

But the wire and button mirror project worked perfectly.

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The project took about 20 minutes and started with an unframed mirror.  Above things look upside down…

and from this angle you can’t see the dust on the topiaries!

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I gathered 12 large buttons.  Most were in those teensy zip lock bags.

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The wire is 26 gauge, or very fine wire.  The mirror is 18 by 24 inches.  I cut four pieces of wire 24 inches.  This will leave 3 inches to wrap around the back.  Three pieces were also cut to 30 inches.

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I started with the four short wires and threaded three buttons about 4 and a half to 5 inches apart.

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Most buttons had 4 holes but a few had 2.  That’s okay as far as I was concerned.  I will just double thread the wire.

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I then used pink “duck or duct” tape…because I’m a girl 🙂  and taped the ends of the longer wire to the back along the 18 inch side.  I taped the ends of short wire with the buttons to the 24 inch side.

I’m not sure what will happen when I want to use the mirror for a new project and remove the tape from the mirror backing.  But I might be doing a post about using “duck or duct” tape to age a mirror!

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I threaded the longer wires through the buttons.  If the button has four holes I crossed them to make an “X”.  Two holed buttons the wire was double threaded through again.

As I worked the wires through the buttons I used needle nose pliers to help with a rough placement.

I didn’t want the mirror to be perfect or the wire to be perfectly straight.

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Wrapping a mirror with wire is much easier than wrapping a bottle!

Usually I don’t like a mirror to lean on the mantel because it reflects the ugly ceiling, but with the wires and buttons, I don’t mind so much.

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Let’s see…what else can I wrap in wire???

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