Besides being useful, mirrors can often be used as decorations around the house. They help make rooms appear more spacious and more airy and a good-looking frame goes a long way so in a lot of ways mirrors are similar to an artwork. You can also hang a mirror in a strategic place so it reflect a beautiful scenery or a great decor feature that you like. As far as the design goes, there’s a lot that you can do by yourself so today we’re very excited to share with you a bunch of DIY mirror ideas that we think would look lovely in all sorts of spaces.
You don’t necessarily have to mount your mirrors to the walls. In fact, casually leaning them against the walls or displaying them on shelves can often turn out to be a better option with more versatility. You can even keep a mirror on the floor. Building a floor mirror frame is pretty easy as long as you keep the design simple.
A simple mirror can make a great statement piece and eye-catching design or an unusual shape definitely helps. On that note, you could make a gem mirror a lot like this one which you could display on the fireplace mantel, on one of the wall shelves, in the entryway, the living room or wherever you think it would add a plus of style. The metallic spray paint is your best friend in this case.
Another cool idea can be to build a multi panel mirror similar to the one we found on itsagrandvillelife. In many ways it’s reminiscent of vintage windows and you can use that to your advantage when you’re displaying the mirror. Also, there are plenty of ways in which you can customize the design.
The actual mirror part doesn’t necessarily have to be the main focus on your piece. A good example in this sense can be the project featured on girljustdiy. The materials used here include an old Tiffany lampshade, plywood, a round mirror, craft paint, glue and a few other accessories.
You can be really creative with the design of your mirror frame and make something super cool and ingenious without overcomplicating the project. This wooden eye mirror from abeautifulmess is the perfect example. If you decide to make something similar you’re going to need an oval wood frame mirror, wooden dowel rods, drill bits, wood glue, a saw, glue, paint and a gold ring.
Another really great idea for a DIY mirror project that’s both stylish and simple comes from paulsvera. This is a combo between a round mirror and a slender wooden shelf. The shelf has a slot that lets the mirror fit snugly inside without the risk of wobbling or going all the way through.
Speaking of mirrors and shelves put together, check out another great project featured on blissmakes. You’d be surprised how easy it is. The supplies needed for it include wood, a saw, strong adhesive, a round mirror, 3 nails, clamps, sandpaper and 2 large mounting strips. The design is simple, modern and highly versatile.
This starburst wreath featured on designimprovised is a pretty nice source of inspiration if you ever decide to make a starburst mirror frame. Paper straws are easy to find and come in all sorts of colors and patterns so there’s plenty of room for creativity and originality in this case. Also, you can simply make the frame (which is basically a wreath) and display it without an actual mirror at the center just to create an illusion.
Sometimes inspiration comes from where you least expect it. For example, did you know you can use expanding foam in your DIY projects to make some cool-looking decorations and accessories? That’s right, expanding foam projects are a thing as well explained on monsterscircus so go ahead and make an awesome mirror frame, unlike anything you can find in stores.
One of the coolest things about building your own mirror frame is that you can decorate it with pretty much anything you want such as for example some of those beautiful shells you’ve been collecting when you last visited the beach. Make a design that has meaning by including such little details in it. The idea comes from a project we found on cafelargodeideas.
Not a fan of big mirror frames? That’s ok because there are many cool DIY mirror projects that don’t really focus on the frame but more on the actual shape of the mirror. One example is the design featured on thethingsshemakes. This geometric mirror has a very slender trim which gives it a very stylish look.
Now let’s get back to the unique DIY mirror frames that you can make. A driftwood mirror might be something that appeals to you, especially if you’re planning to display it in a coastal-inspired decor or a beach house. There’s actually a lot you can do with driftwood pieces so make sure you check out thelearnerobserver for more inspiring ideas.
If you like a little bit of industrial flair in your home decor, check out this DIY copper edged mirror project from abubblylife. That’s right, the mirror frame is actually a copper pipe. Bending it in shape is not exactly easy so you’ll most likely end up with something that’s not perfectly round but make sure the mirror fits inside because that’s the most important thing.
You may already be familiar with this idea so we’ll spare you the details and just say that turning an old leather belt into a mirror frame is easy, fun and great for many other reasons so be sure to check out confessionsofanewoldhomeowner if you want to be inspired. This trio of mirrors is looking amazing and we really like the finish on them.
Floor mirrors can be very practical and we found a way to them even better. The idea comes from themerrythought and is quite simple actually. The frame of the mirror is a piece of plywood which is considerably larger than the mirror itself, forming a side panel which lets you add small shelves for storing little things like makeup products on.
Creativity knows no limits and projects which supports that comes from cassiebustamante. Behind this round mirror is a door mat. Of course, the design and shape of the mat complement the mirror just right so it’s important to find the right combo that works for you and your home decor before starting the project.
The dowel frame idea featured on themerrythought is just right for a floor mirror and can adapt to the dimensions and proportions that you prefer. You can use scrap wood pieces or reclaimed wood if you have any. In fact, it would give your mirror frame lots of character plus it would have a story behind it.
This fringed mirror project from hunker is a bit more unusual but not necessarily more difficult. The basic supplies required for it include a frameless mirror, fringe curtain panels, a square wood dowel, a saw, tape and two types of adhesive (fabric glue and construction adhesive).
Of course, sometimes the best design option is also the easiest one to make and the most common so check out these DIY rustic mirrors from shanty-2-chic. The frames are simple and just what a rustic interior decor needs to look complete. Overall, a lovely project for spaces such as living rooms, entryways, dining rooms and even bathrooms or bedrooms.
Isn’t this mirror just amazing? It has a lovely constellation-inspired design and it’s surprisingly easy to put together. For this particular version from beatrice4273 the supplies used include 48 wooden skewers, 24 x 20 mm round mirrors, 24 x 15 mm ones, 24 x 10 mm ones, a 20 cm round mirror, double-sided tape, white paint, a glue gun, sandpaper and a few other basic tools.
The last DIY mirror project we want to share with you today comes from dwellingsbydevore and is one of our favorites. This is a cool combo between a mirror frame and a planter, with little succulents and moss growing inside the wooden frame and giving the mirror a very interesting and eye-catching look.