Have you ever wanted to make something but thought, “Oh, this is going to be a big job.”? This IS NOT that project! This an easy-peasy-even-if-you-are-not-handy-or-crafty-you-can-do-this project! All you need is a frame. I bet you have one in your basement or one that has a picture in it that you might not be fond of, or can easily find one at a yard sale! Big, little, ornate, simple, gilded, chippy, or anything in between will do. Just grab a frame! Let’s get started, I’m so excited to show you how to make a frame into a mirror!
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I found this chippy white frame at Luckett’s during their Spring Market. It was love at first sight! I had no idea what I was going to do with it but I knew eventually I’d have something to put into it.
Here’s how easy it was to make a frame into a mirror!
I took the frame to my local hardware store to get a mirror cut for it. I chose Lowe’s. Because it was less than 36 inches tall or wide they had mirrors they could cut to fit. Call around… there are lots of places that cut mirrors. I paid under $14.00 for the mirror.
The really nice man at Lowe’s made sure it fit into the frame, wrapped it and helped me take it out to my car!
Here’s how to put it all together…
- Get a pack of GLAZIER POINTS while you are at your local hardware store. Use a hammer for this project too.
- Turn the mirror wrong side up and fit the mirror into the groove around the inside edge of the frame. Now it’s time to fix the mirror into the frame with the GLAZIER POINTS. Start in the middle of all four sides of the frame. The point of the pin should be facing the frame like the picture above.
- Push the GLAZIER POINT into the frame. I was not quite strong enough to push the point into the frame so I used the head of a hammer to help me push it in. DO NOT HAMMER THE POINT IN. Push it into the frame.
4. Use the GLAZIER PINS all around the frame to secure the mirror to it.
5. Make a hanger using SCREW EYES and PICTURE HANGING WIRE. Attach to the back of the mirror.
6. Hang the mirror.
This was an amazingly easy project and so satisfying! I’d love to hang a gallery of mirrors using old frames up our back steps.
How about you? Do you have a frame you could make into a mirror? Please send me a picture when you do I’d love to see what you’ve created!
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