Mirrors in the garden

Garden ideas

When I watch gardening programs and see them putting mirrors in the gardens, I always think to myself, bet they haven’t got any kids!

I know any mirrors in our garden wouldn’t last a week with those girls playing out there.

I love the idea of having mirrors in the garden, especially when they make it look like there’s a magical path leading to somewhere special but really, it’s just an optical illusion 🙂

optical illusion mirrors
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As I said, though, I worry about it getting broken when the kids play in the garden.

A safer option would be to use silver acrylic mirror sheet. You can have it cut to the particular size you need,  it’s stronger and lighter than glass mirror and shatterproof.
It’s highly weather resistant and has impact resistance 10 times greater than the equivalent glass mirror.

The top of our garden is a mess. It’s overgrown with weeds and has a pile of wood as high as the fence. There’s also a big muddy mess in front of the shed where the greenhouse used to be.
We have plans to turn it into an orchard. I think some mirrors on the fence at the top would create a great effect and make the garden look bigger than it is.

I like the idea of using the acrylic sheet in the girls’ room as well. Kaycee’s getting older now and taking pride in her appearance. She’d love to have a full-length mirror in her room to she can see how different outfits look. I’d be happy putting an acrylic mirror in their room.

It’s very versatile and can be used in lots of places like a home gym, dance studio, display cases, DIY projects amongst other uses.

 

 

1 Comment

  1. Kim Carberry 8th August 2016 at 4:35 pm

    What a clever idea….I don’t think a real mirror would last long here with my two.
    I think my teen would love one in her bedroom too…She will spend hours in front of the full length mirror in my room x

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