I, Kara, love a DIY project that looks complicated but is really a snap to make, don’t you? Especially when said DIY project incorporates some of my favorite current trends (copper and natural wood, anyone?) and costs so little. These geometric copper and wood mirrors require no more skill than kindergarten level gluing skills, but they look like they came straight from your favorite decor store! That’s the DIY dream, my friends!
-copper bent wire placemats
-10″ craft mirrors
-10″ wood embroidery hoop
-industrial strength adhesive
I wasn’t kidding when I said it was as easy as gluing. You will begin by adding a liberal amount of glue to the back of the craft mirror, and then center it on the metal placemat and press to adhere.
While the glue is curing, remove the inner ring from the embroidery hoop, add a small amount of glue around one edge, and adhere to the top of the mirror to form a wood border. If you added too much glue, use a wet wipe to remove any excess glue that may come out on the mirror. Once the glue has dried overnight, the mirror is ready to hang using mounting tape behind the mirror.
I love the combo of the copper mixed with the raw wood of the embroidery hoop, but you can easily customize these mirrors to your taste. A little spray paint on the metal placemats and embroidery hoop, and you can easily transform these mirrors into black and white, pink and gold, or any color combo under the sun. Now that you see how easy these mirrors are to make, I’m sure you will be making a few like I did. Don’t they just look perfect grouped together? I can’t wait to see the color combos you choose! xo. Kara
Credits // Author and Photography: Kara Whitten. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess Presets for Lightroom.