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DIY: Set of 3 Hanging Mirrors

March 15, 2016

Hello decor8 readers, it’s Agata here again and I can’t wait to share with you a new, interesting DIY idea to try! This time we will be dressing up mirrors. Are you ready? I’ve always loved decorating with mirrors, as apart from being stylish, they are very practical – they open up a room and reflect light, making each corner feel brighter and bigger. That’s probably the reason why I have at least one in each room. How many to you have at home? I particularly like the look of hanging mirrors in groups, in all possible shapes and versions. Whether they are modern or vintage, they add something a little more special than the standard framed ones so having one (or 3!) on your wall is a great way to show some character.

DIY: Set of 3 Hanging Mirrors

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Sometimes though, mirrors can be overpriced, so I always try to come up with alternative ways to ‘get the look’ without breaking the bank. If you are a little like me, a fan of budget-friendly DIYs with custom possibilities, I have a feeling you will like this one! Today I will show you how to make a set of 3 small, hanging mirrors with painted edges for a bit of non-traditional, unique look. They are very easy to make (no drilling or glass cutting),
and the total budget for this project is around $10 for all 3!

DIY: Set of 3 Hanging Mirrors

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SUPPLY LIST
– 3 small square mirrors (Tip: Instead of actual mirrors, use mirrored candle plates – they come in many shapes and you can get them for less than $3 each at craft and decor shops.
– 3 strong chains, you can get them from your local hardware store or alternatively you can use jewelry chains but make sure they are strong enough to hold your mirrors.
– 2 cans of spray paint (I used black and vintage gold)
– painters tape
– triangle hangers (2 for each mirror)
– metal wire (optional)
– metal cutter
– very strong, hardware glue

HOW TO
1. Paint the edges of each mirror – in my set of 3, I painted one black and 2 vintage gold. I taped around the edges of each mirror, covered the center with a paper and spray painted them. Once painted, wait a few hours so the paint can dry well. You may want to spray them outdoors and wear your least favorite t-shirt! You can also spray them inside of a cardboard box to contain the spray paint.

2. Using strong glue, attach the triangle hangers at the back of each mirror. Make sure they are symmetrical by measuring the mirror and drawing a line to guide you.

DIY: Set of 3 Hanging Mirrors

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3. Create a little metal rings with a wire. The easiest way to do it is to wrap the wire around the pencil, then cut the end with a metal cutter.

4. Attach the wire to the triangle hangers and hang your mirrors on the wall! That’s it!

DIY: Set of 3 Hanging Mirrors

Agata Dimmich for decor8

DIY: Set of 3 Hanging Mirrors

Agata Dimmich for decor8

DIY: Set of 3 Hanging Mirrors

Agata Dimmich for decor8

DIY: Set of 3 Hanging Mirrors

Agata Dimmich for decor8

I have to say I really love how they turned out and I’m curious if you like them too? Have you ever customized a mirror before? Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I will see you back here April 11th. In the meantime, I would like to wish you all Happy Easter, have a beautiful and relaxed Holiday! Agata.

(Photography, Project, Styling and Text: Agata Dimmich. Editor: Holly Becker)

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16 Comments

  • Reply Anastasia March 15, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Such a great idea, dear Aga! And I spy the cactus Mette gave us as a present 💚 Fits the styling perfectly👌🏻 A. XO

  • Reply Sandra March 15, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I’ve never customized one before but have a set of mirror tiles sitting around collecting dust.

  • Reply Klara Cselenyi March 15, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Oh, I have to try that at home! I think I will try it with some marble scotch :)

  • Reply Aidel.K March 15, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    I really like the look of these mirrors! Looks like something I would buy at Anthropologie.

  • Reply Sarah March 15, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Love the idea :) The mirrors look like small windows, make you curious :)

  • Reply Syed Abbas March 17, 2016 at 10:19 am

    ohh…Gr8 idea. I will do it.
    Thanks for sharing DIY mirror project
    I am your fan :)

  • Reply Jordan March 17, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Lovely! I’m a huge fan of the cluster of things on a wall. It makes all these separate items look like they’re part of something big together.

  • Reply Monica Johnson March 17, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Aww! Agata that’s a super practical hack you showed me. I have never been so fascinated with mirror decor, but you have made me think twice. Now i’m definitely going to try this out. I’ll let you know how it went .. Thanks :)

  • Reply chiaroscuro March 17, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Oh, this looks so good! Great idea <3

  • Reply Merryjo Agnel March 21, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Love the idea. This looks so good! I really like the look of these mirrors!
    Thanks for sharing DIY mirror project

  • Reply Aga I Passion shake March 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Thank you Sweety! So many good memories from this day, right? ;) <3

  • Reply Aga I Passion shake March 21, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Sandra – go for it! This is how my DIY ideas are born most of the time ;)

    Klara – Sounds good! Would love to see how the marble touch turns out, make sure to share it with us.

    Aidel – Now that’s a true compliment! Thank you so much :)

    Sarah – I haven’t thought of that before but I definitely see your point. What a beautiful thing to say!

    Syed – I’m blushing ;))) Thank you! xo

    Jordan – Totally agree!

    Monica – yey! Please do, looking forward to it!

    Chiaroscuro – A thousand thanks :* !!

  • Reply Nara March 26, 2016 at 4:20 am

    It looks great. I love the mirrors and chains.

  • Reply Jessica March 30, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Love the look of these! And love that your instructions are so straight-forward. :-)

  • Reply ISOSCELLA March 31, 2016 at 10:49 am

    These look so good! And love how you’ve hung them all together!

    ISOSCELLA | isoscella.blogspot.co.uk

  • Reply Nannette April 22, 2016 at 9:50 am

    So smart!!
    Well done!

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