20 Easy & Creative DIY Mirror Frame Ideas
If you’re ready to spice up the house this spring with some makeover pieces and specifically maybe a mirror or two, you’ll want to check out these ideas for some beautifully unique mirror frames you can make from all kinds of materials and plans.
So, whether you want to upcycle, recycle, or make something beautiful from scratch, you’ll want to check out these ideas. You may well find several mirror frames you’d like to whip up this spring for that bright, fresh look.
Egg Carton Flower Frame
Do you hate throwing out those egg cartons as much as we do? Do you need a mirror to warm up the house with some brightness? Then look into this egg carton flower frame. It’s a beautifully unique way to turn “trash” into a stunning treasure everybody will love.
You’ll need a plain mirror, a 12-cup egg carton, hot glue, and scissors. That’s it. Just grab up the instructions and follow these simple few steps to create this beautiful frame.
Via Wonderful DIY
Wood Starburst Mirror Frame
This beautiful frame looks like the popular options you’d find at the store for upwards of $100. But instead, you can make this beautiful sunburst frame from just some simple shims, a woodcut, a mirror, and some glue. And all for less than $30.
Follow the very simple instructions to create this stunning mirror frame. You’ll just need an hour or so, plus drying time for the paint. You’ll be ready to hang it on your wall the next day.
Via A Beautiful Mess
Multi-Facet Gilt Mirror
This absolutely gorgeous mirror frame is surprisingly simple to make compared to what you’d probably think. You’ll just need to follow this easy tutorial and get yourself a glass cutter and paint. But don’t let the idea of glass cutting scare you. It’s much easier than you’d think.
You’ll need a mirror, a glass cutter tool, a metal ruler and marker, safety gear, gold spray paint, and clear spray paint. Super easy, super beautiful.
Via A Beautiful Mess
Wood Slice Mirror Frame
For this one, you’ll need a simple round mirror, some plywood, scrap plywood, cleat, wood glue, fallen tree branches, primer and paint, and liquid nails. This DIY tutorial is super easy and fun to follow, so grab up the supplies and find those branches.
You’ll also need a caulking gun, paintbrush, handsaw, Jigsaw, and drill to make this mirror frame. But it’s pretty simple and easy, even if you’re not terribly familiar with woodworking. Just be sure to use safety precautions.
Via Jaime Costiglio
PVC Pipe Mirror Frame
This is another simple but beautiful mirror frame idea that won’t cost you much money and almost anyone can make it. You’ll just need some basic supplies from the local hardware store, plus your choice of simple, round mirror.
The tutorial specifies pipes of the same size, but for some added fun, you may want to pick a few different circumference sizes of PVC pipes to make them a little more unique.
Via Thrifty and Chic
Mosaic Color Wheel Mirror Frame
If you love colors and the rainbow, you’ll definitely want to consider making this beautifully colorful mirror frame. It’s a mosaic craft made from plywood, a round mirror, and a collection of mosaic pieces and beads in the color scheme.
The page isn’t so much a tutorial, but more of a collection of photos and ideas on how to make it. So if you’ve got some crafting skills and a little imagination, you’ll be fine. Especially if you follow a mosaic works tutorial to craft the piece.
Via Mosaic Works CA
Farmhouse Style Frame from Shims
Here’s another great project you can make from simple shims, a little wood stain, and some plywood. You’ll spend about $40 or less for the whole thing – mirror included – and just a couple of hours making the frame, plus drying time.
The walk-through gives dimensions for a large mirror, but you could shrink dimensions if you need something smaller, too. If you don’t have a power saw, you can simply have the lumber store guys do the cut. Just follow the tutorial’s suggestions.
Metal Sunburst Mirror Frame
This absolutely gorgeous mirror looks like it comes straight out of one of those expensive department store catalogs. But you can make it from some metal wire hangers, a simple circular mirror from the dollar store, and some scrap wood.
You’ll need a saw to cut the circular wood piece – or get creative and find a circular at Walmart or Michaels – and some spray paint, a drill, and some hanging hardware. In no time, you’ll have this dazzling mirror ready to use.
Full-Length Wood Frame
If you’re looking for a full-length mirror frame that’s pretty and simple to build, you’ll want to consider this option. You’ll need some wood of varying lengths, some basic hardware – screws and such – and some paint to construct this beauty.
You just need to find some scrap wood to reclaim and a visit to the hardware store. The tutorial shows how to make the exact design, but you can get creative and paint on your own designs instead. If you need ideas, peruse Pinterest for a while.
Vintage Tennis Racket Mirror Frames
If you love a vintage look and enjoy repurposing and upcycling antiques that are otherwise not terribly valuable, you’ll love this vintage tennis racket mirror frame idea. All you’ll need to do is find an old tennis racket – shop eBay, thrift stores, or the grandparent’s attic.
Once you’ve found the racket, you’ll need to shop around for the right mirror – to fit within the racket on the strings – and find some liquid nails. It’s super easy to do, so anyone who can shop can do it, seriously.
Easy Driftwood Mirror Frame
For the beach house or aquatic-themed room, this beautiful, simple and easy-to-make driftwood frame is perfect. It’s got amazing texture, thanks to those lapping waves and salt, and a natural “patina” that only the environment could give.
Follow the super easy instructions for making this frame using driftwood, painter’s tape, a hot glue gun, and some glue sticks. You’ll have it all constructed in about an hour and ready to hang.
Mosaic Tile and Pebble Mirror
This charming mirror frame is reasonably easy and absolutely gorgeous. You’ll just need some basic tools and several hours to put it together and let it dry thoroughly. You will need a circular saw, along with a caulking gun, trowels, floats, and finishing nailers.
Follow the easy to read tutorial a few times beforehand to make sure you understand the process and prepare properly. Then you can get started and craft this beautiful frame.
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Easy Jute Mirror Frame
This is the perfect mirror frame craft project for someone who’s not as handy with saws and cutting. It’s easy to make from just a few simple supplies. You’ll need a foam wreath, two big spools of jute, and a round mirror. You’ll also want some cardboard and a hot glue gun to put it all together.
The tutorial is extremely easy and anyone can do it, seriously, even the kids.
Succulents Mirror Frame
This beautiful mirror frame option is a unique and fun way to add some color and texture to your home. And if you love plants, this is especially a great option you’ll love showing off. It’s a double-duty piece, too, which we love.
You’ll need two wooden frames – one larger than the other – a little bit of chicken wire, some wood pieces to create the actual frame, some paint, a staple gun, and, of course, the mirror and succulents.
Plywood Floor Length Mirror with Shelves
Here’s another full-length floor mirror frame that you’ll love if you want something simple, beautiful, and rustic looking. It frames your mirror perfectly while also providing you with a little shelving for simple, small knick-knacks or plants.
You’ll want to use some beautiful wood for this – the original crafter recommends maple plywood – an unframed mirror, some mirror clips, and screws. You’ll need some basic tools and power tools, as well, including a jigsaw and drill.
Pottery Barn Inspired Paneled Mirror
If you’re looking for a chic, unique, beautiful mirror that’s easy to customize to whatever size you need. The best part is that it’s super easy to build, despite looking kind of fancy and expensive. You just need some specific supplies and you’ll be set.
You’ll need mirror tiles, plywood for the foundation, brass nailhead tacks, adhesive, and molding to create the frame. It’s easy and fairly fast to make, just allow for plenty of drying time before hanging.
Via Leslie Stocker
Old Hollywood Style Lighted Mirror Frame
For the theater nerd and movie buff, you’ve got this amazing lighted mirror frame that looks like it’s straight out of the Golden Age of Hollywood. You can build it in a day, mount it, and be ready to put on that makeup.
For the frame, you’ll need some wood strips, sandpaper, blue-white wire, paint of your color choice, bulb holders, bulbs – go LED, if possible – industrial grade double-sided tape, and some basic tools. Be sure to use all safety measures possible, including rubber-soled shoes.
Via My Cherry Style
Upcycled Plastic Spoon Frame
Here’s another fun, easy project you can do with the kids. You just need some simple supplies from around the house, along with a foam core board, compass, mirror, and glue gun. You will also need a hand saw and sandpaper for your toolbelt.
The tutorial is easy to follow, but if you’re more of a visual learner, there’s also a video at the end of the post to learn more about how to make this plastic spoon upcycle project.
Via DIY Joy
Clothespin Wreath Frame
This is another easy to create mirror frame that’s perfect for the kids, less-than-handy, or those just looking for a quick, easy, fun project that looks fantastic. This one uses simple supplies – clothespins, scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge – and a mirror.
You can do this one on your own or invite the kids to help – as long as you don’t mind a little glue slinging. It’ll be completed and ready for hanging the next day after sufficient drying time.
Via Mod Podge Rocks
Amethyst Mirror Frame
Finally, this beautiful frame is another simple mosaic-style mirror frame, just without all the grout style filler. You’ll use some simple supplies to craft the beautiful frame and it will just take a few hours, at most, to make.
The tutorial suggests amethysts as the rock décor items, but you can choose any stone for the project, in whatever color you love most. You can easily find the crystals online in larger packs at places like Amazon or Etsy.
Via Design Love Fest
Making Your Own Mirror Frame
These twenty frame options are mostly pretty easy to make and all a bit unique. You can, of course, tweak any of the options to make exactly what you’re looking for. And they are perfect for learning how to do a variety of different DIY project types.
From glass cutting to Mod Podge or woodworking to mosaics, you’ll find a wide range of options that could inspire your next project. Don’t forget to re-read the tutorials a few times each before starting on one, gather up the materials ahead of time, and give yourself some time, especially if you’re newer to crafting.