Mirrors are the best way to add classic touch to your rooms. It works both for vision of ourselves as well as a decorative piece. But it may not always stick to your budget. So the best way to decorate your room budget friendly is to recycle your old mirrors. Here are some ideas how to make mirror frame with different ideas.
1. HOOP LOOP MIRROR:
- hula hoop – You can use a small children’s hula hoop that’s approx 34″ wide.
- embroidery hoop – You can use a large 14″ embroidery hoop and only use the inner hoop, the outer loop will be used later for a wreath.
- smaller hoop
- round mirror
- jute twine
- masking or painter’s tape
1. Begin by centering the three hoops inside of each other. You can use a masking tape to temporarily hold them together.
2. Next, tie twine from one side of the largest hoop to the other, looping around the middle and inner hoops as you go. This should create a straight line through the center of the hoops.
3. Repeat the same steps as above until you have six “rays.” It looks like sun rays.You can then remove the masking tape and your hoops should stay in place.Keep adding rays to your loops across the largest hoop. I have 16 sun rays on my outer hoop.
4. With the middle hoop, repeat the same steps of tying and looping over the center hoop in between the original rays.Add more or less rays to your DIY sunburst mirror until you like the look.
5. Once all of the rays are generally in place they should still be able to slide a bit so you can make slight adjustments. Find the correct placement of each ray, press the loose twine ends to the side of the knots and tape in place. This will hold your knots in place and will hide the twine ends.Start wrapping!
6. Starting with the largest hoop, tie the jute twine onto a ray where it meets the hoop. Tape your loose twine to one side and being wrapping the twine around the hoop.As you continue wrapping and hit another ray, wrap the twine twice around the knot and keep wrapping all the way around the hoop.
7. Begin wrapping the middle hoop in the same way as you did the large hoop. I chose to wrap around the knotted rays and just keep wrapping past the looped rays.To finish off the final wrapping of the sunburst mirror, knot around a ray. Optionally, use a dab of glue on the twine ends to hide them on the back of the hoops.
2. BEADED MIRROR:
- Cardboard Circle
- Round Mirror, 6-Inch
- Four different sets of decorative beads(gray . green . white)(the quantity of beads depends on how big your mirror and cardboard is)
- Color coordinating acrylic paints
- Hot Glue
- X Acto Knife
- Command Hooks to hang
1. Using a large bowl, trace a circle onto your cardboard and cut it out with an x acto knife.You can use hot glue to secure the mirror back to the cardboard. You can also add a line of hot glue to the mirror perimeter. (NOTE : If you are using a larger mirror, you should use a stronger adhesive glue like e6000.).
2. Before each row of beads that you glue down, paint a thin strip of acrylic paint underneath it, so if any cardboard was seen, it would blend in with the beads. After the paint is dry, simply glue the beads down section by section. It was easiest to just keep the beads on the strand that they came on. When you start with a new colour, line the cardboard with that colour, let it dry and then glue down the beads. Repeat these steps till you cover the whole cardboard surface with beads.
3. MARBLED MIRROR:
- Wood round
- Acrylic craft paint in white and 3-4 complimentary colors (I chose light pink, dark pink, turquoise, and coral)
- Disposable cups
- Popsicle sticks for stirring
- Pouring medium
- Craft mirror
- E6000 glue
- Covered/protected surface
1. Begin by filling your cups with the acrylic craft paint. For this 12″ wood round I used half of each 2 ounce bottle of paint.
2. Next, add the pouring medium in a ratio of 2 parts paint to 2 part pouring medium and stir to combine. Next, start with your white paint cup and alternate pouring the colors of paint into the cup of white paint to layer the paint colors.
3. Once all the paint is in the one cup, pour out the paint on your wood round (make sure the surface under your wood round is covered with plastic wrap or some other disposable covering because it is about to get messy).
4. Pick up the wood round and tip it back and forth to spread the paint out and over the edges of the wood.
5. This will create your marble look. Now set the wood round down and let dry fully for a few hours or overnight.