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DIY Mirror Frame

Mirrors are a quick and easy way to update your home decor. Not only do they reflect light, making rooms brighter, but they can also add a touch of glam to any space. However, often store-bought mirrors can nearly break-the-bank! 

No need to worry, today we have an idea for a DIY mirror frame than not only looks gorgeous,  but it is also quick, easy and inexpensive to make. 

DIY Mirror Frame Supplies:

Plate chargers as DIY Mirror Frame

While we were shopping for the finishing touches for Ellies bedroom, we came across these fluted chargers. We immediately thought they would be beautiful mirrors in Ellies bedroom.

We purchased the 3 gold chargers from At Home, for $2.99 each. I have also seen beautiful chargers even at Dollar Tree. Shop around there are many great choices.  Beveled mirrors to fit our chargers were purchased at Hobby Lobby. Craft mirrors are readily available at most craft stores.

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adhesive plate hanger

These adhesive plate hangers were purchased at Hobby Lobby to provide a way to hang our chargers. They are also available on Amazon.

You will also need an adhesive that is for mirrors. Not just any adhesive will work, some adhesives can damage the reflective coating on the mirror. Be sure to read the label before purchasing. We used Gorilla Glue Construction Adhesive.

Attaching Hanger for DIY Mirror Frame

Prepare DIY mirror frame

To prep the surface for the adhesive plate hanger, we wiped the back of the charger plate with isopropyl alcohol.

How to hang DIY mirror frame

To activate the adhesive disk, wet fingers and mix a little water on the backside of the disk. This will activate the glue. Let sit for 3 minutes and repeat by wetting fingers and rub the adhesive again. Let sit for 3 minutes and then position onto the charger. Make sure it is centered on the charger.

Note: I have used these adhesive plate hangers before for a large plate wall. They worked like a charm!

I’m not sure if it was because the surface was plastic, but when we went to hang it, the hanger pulled off the charger.

We still used them however, we just used some Gorilla Glue Construction Adhesive to adhere them.

How to Hang Mirror frame

How to Adhere Mirror to Frame

Adhere mirror to frame

As we stated before, be sure to use an adhesive that is appropriate for mirrors. Check the label first!

Adhere Mirror to frame

Liberally apply adhesive to the back of the DIY mirror.

Adhere Mirror to Frame

Center and press mirror firmly onto charger plate. Let sit for 24 hours to fully cure.

That’s it! This is a quick and easy way to DIY a mirror, that not only looks gorgeous, but it’s inexpensive too. Can’t beat that!

We made 3 of these DIY mirror for Ellies bedroom, two were hung over her beautiful French daybed and one we placed on a shelf in her Upcycled Built In Shelves

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DIY Mirror Frame Reveal

Wall art
Shelf Decor
wall decor

The beautiful watercolor prints that we have used in Ellies room are now available on our website. Click the shop tab for more information.

Beautiful Wall Decor

We love the glimmer of the gold as well as the reflective quality of the mirrors in her room. On the shelves it adds a little shimmer and shine.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. marion morrison

    Hi, love the idea but can you tell me the size of the round mirror ?

    1. Michelle Dickson

      Marion, our mirror was 8″.But, it will depend on the size of your charger plate.

  2. Nancy Goodloe

    Hi! What type of frame do you have the water color prints on? I am thinking about purchasing the prints. Thanks — Nancy

    1. Stephanie Hofer

      Hi Nancy,

      Thanks for your interest! In the post you’re commenting from, the 3 watercolor prints stacked vertically are framed in a vintage matte from a vintage market. It would be the decorative matte that would go inside of a frame. There was no backing when I purchased it, so I simply cut some cardboard to size to hold the watercolor images in place. Other watercolor images found in that room are also framed in second hand frames from local shops. We also have one without a frame (in the bookcase) that we simply mounted on a piece of foam core. You can have the images printed on watercolor paper to enhance the watercolor look. We had ours printed at Staples on heavy paper, and they look amazing! Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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