Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
Today I’m sharing a DIY Mirror I made for the Make it Fun Blog. I honestly think this is one of my favorite projects I’ve ever worked on. It just looks so pretty in my den area. It’s amazing the things you can come up with using the foam products.
If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a huge coastal fan. One project that has been on my to-do list for a long time is making a diy mirror using driftwood. A couple months ago I made a nautical rope mirror and I love how it turned out which inspired me to finally make my driftwood mirror.
Supplies needed to make this project:
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Wreath (similar size to mirror)
- Jute Twine
- Round Mirror
- Multi-Temp Glue Gun and Glue
- Gorilla Glue Epoxy
- Metal Picture Hanger
For my 12 inch mirror I found the 16 inch size foam wreath fit perfectly. I started by wrapping the wreath form with jute all the way around. I used low-temp glue to keep in place.
Next, I used Gorilla glue to attach my mirror to the back of the wreath.
Quick Tip: Place several heavy books on top while the glue dries so it seals to the jute cord. Let dry at least 3 hours.
Next, add your driftwood!
Since the glue would not be touching the foam I used the high-temp setting for this part. I didn’t want the driftwood going anywhere once I was done. I started by adding one layer of driftwood around the wreath, side by side. Then I started filling in spots with extra pieces which ended up being about two full layers.
To hang the mirror, attach a metal picture hanger to the back of the mirror with the Gorilla Glue Epoxy. I let it dry overnight before I hung the mirror up. I didn’t want to take any chances that it would fall on the floor.
So I have to say I LOVE this mirror and making it was only a fraction of what it would cost pre-made!! It’s so simple but so pretty!
Driftwood is beautiful and I love using it. Here’s another great driftwood project by Kim that I think you’ll love!
What I love about this DIY Mirror is that the base is from a foam wreath! Such a simple thing to use to make such a great statement piece for you wall.