How to Replace Broken Embellishments

At Thrifty Treasures, Sara tells us, “My wonderful hubby brought me home this mirror he found.  A beautiful piece of work, but it had a broken part.”  Sara came up with a solution for fixing the missing embellishment.

Thrifty Treasures mirror before

Since she was pretty sure that the missing piece probably had looked just like the piece on the opposite side of the mirror, Sara used clay to make a mold of the existing embellishment.  She poured plaster of paris in the mold to form a replacement.  After the replacement piece was glued onto the mirror, Sarah painted and glazed the frame.  You’d never guess it was once broken!

Thrifty Treasures mirror after

Get all of Sara’s repair tips at Thrifty Treasures.


  1. I do this, too, and it’s a fabulous technique for both simple and difficult repairs. I love making the mouldings! :-).

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