I recently bought a few small mirrors at a thrift store for $2 a piece. They had a couple of marks on them, but were otherwise in pretty decent condition. They were too plain to just hang straight on the wall though. So I started playing around with a couple of ideas, and landed on this one for a braided mirror upgrade. It’s a really inexpensive way to dress up a plain mirror and can be removed easily, if you decide you want your plain jane mirror back. Here’s how to make your own.
- small mirrors in various shapes and sizes
- cotton cording (which can be found in the upholstery section of any craft or fabric store)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- painter’s tape or washi tape (optional)
Note: If you can’t find any cheap mirrors to use for this DIY at a thrift store, you can buy them at a craft store for just a few dollars more. They cost around $5 each at most local craft stores and are usually in the same aisle as all of the sheets of glass and glass cutting supplies.