Thursday, June 4, 2015

DIY Round-Up: Unique & Crafty Mirror Frames

Easy and affordable, these DIY projects turn your wall mirrors into accent pieces to spiff up your home with. Put them up in the bedroom, the bathroom, the hallway, the living room: they'll work almost anywhere. Get arts-'n-craft-y with the following finds:


Sisal rope mirror frame
Head down to the hardware store or upcycle some old materials at home: all you'll need for this project is a round piece of mirror, a particle board, sisal rope, and hot glue or another suitable adhesive. It's a pretty straightforward procedure: cut the particle board into a circle (measure and mark it at about twice as large as the mirror itself), then glue the mirror onto the board, followed by a frame made out of sisal rope. Follow these instructions on The Shabby Creek Cottage.


Sunburst mirror frame
It seems like a designer's dream – like something you'd find in a chic furniture boutique on the upmarket side of town. But this mirror is, in fact, made out of twigs – ie. the stuff you see littered in your backyard. The "sunbursts" are twigs and small, slim branches spiffed up with paint. Make your own using these instructions on homedit.


Plastic spoons mirror frame
Keep disposable utensils out of the landfill by turning them into pop art decor. Spray-paint the spoons with the color of your choice, and then hot-glue two rows or layers of them around a mirror, forming a sunburst. Follow these instructions on Country Living.



Magazines mirror frame
Artsy and definitely in the spirit of DIY and upcycling, this mirror frame is made up of rolled-up magazine pages, which lend it a rich and interesting texture, and a look that could spell either urban or vintage. In either case, it's definitely very "out there" in ingenuity. Follow these instructions on Country Living.

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