Round Mirrors

I hope I’m not just falling victim to a design trend here, but I am totally crushing on round mirrors. Captain’s mirrors are cute (like the one below from BDDW). There’s something both old and new about this look. They really look great in pairs, or grouped with other wall decor.

CAPTAIN'S MIRROR

I really love round mirrors hanging from ribbon or rough rope, like in Minh and Ted’s house tour on Apartment Therapy, below. The rough texture with the smooth, round glass is the perfect juxtaposition.

Minh and Ted House Tour

I’ve been a fan of framed mirrors in the bathroom, but I’ve just recently decided that a round mirror is a great look! It really frames your reflection 😉

modern moroccan bathroom

And there’s something about curved wood that I find really appealing (one of the reasons, I’m sure, that I love Art Deco chairs!). Wood framed circular mirrors are simple and lovely. I’ve long been tempted to buy this one from West Elm:

ROUND MANGO WOOD MIRROR

And on a final note, these mirrors from Grain are just neat! Textils on glass, anyone?

Large Bound Mirror

So there you have it, my latest interior design obsession. What do you think? Where would you use a round mirror? Grouped or single, framed or bare, maybe convex! So many varieties, and I think I’d use them all!

Make a Wreath

There are so many unique, beautiful, awesome wreaths out there! The best part about making your own wreath is that you can make it however you want. Choose your colors and theme, and you can change it throughout the seasons, too.

You could make a cork wreath with this tutorial by saveoncraftsCork Wreath

There is the ever-beautiful yarn-wrapped wreath (make, buy, argyle =  awesome)Antarctica Yarn WreathChalet - Handmade Yarn WreathArgyle Yarn Wreath

Learn how to make a tie wreath on Good Housekeeping.Tie Wreath

Make a button wreath with this tutorial Button Wreath Tut 13Button Wreath Complete

How about a gumdrop button wreath? (“Not my gumdrop buttons!”) Instructions here Gumdrop Button Wreath

Or you could make a cardboard wreath like ours 😀Cardboard Christmas Wreath

Have you made one? Leave a link with your image/post – I’d love to see :)

Handmade Holiday Blogathon

And so begins my Handmade Holiday Blogathon! I’ve already written a couple posts (1, 2, 3) about why I think we should strive for handmade holidays, despite the reasons against it. Today it’s all about making a handmade holiday 😀 Stay tuned all day for tutorials, recipes, pretty photos, and more!

And now for some eye candy to get you in the handmade holiday spirit!

(as always, click on the photo to go to the source)

Felt Gingerbread StarssnowboyChristmas Tree Table CenterpieceMy true love gave to me...Petit Four Yarn Wreathdog w/antler ornamentcrocheted valentine garlandUnveiled: 180 pop-up cards

Coming later today: ribbon stockings, homemade peppermint marshmallows, printable gift tags, ready-to-mail holiday bread, gift wrapping ideas and more!