Ever since I’ve decided to embrace the color of my bedroom walls after I hacked my Ikea dresser, I want to re-decorate the entire room. Well, I guess it’s not redecorate since I never really did anything to that room since I bought the house. It’s high time, don’t you think! Future plans include making a headboard, new linens, curtains…the list goes on and on. I’ll wait until after the New Year to get started on all of that. But in the meantime I’m making small changes. Like this dresser mirror that I made with items from the dollar store.
I was thrilled with how the dresser turned out but it was missing something: a mirror above it.
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Through a series of craft fails and happy accidents, I ended making the mirror using a cheap plastic tray (similar to these) that I keep in my craft closet as a template for large circles. The round mirror I bought months ago in hopes of jumping on the starburst mirror bandwagon, but I couldn’t come up with an original idea! I’ve had the glass gems forever. I got the glass gems at my local dollar store, but you can also get them here.
The mirror was incredibly easy to make. I just put it all together with E6000 glue and Glu6 Original and let it cure overnight before propping it up in the stand. I originally thought I would hang it on the wall, but because of all the glass beads on it, it’s pretty heavy and it turns out that putting it in a plate stand works perfectly.
- round mirror
- large, round acrylic tray (dollar store)
- 2-3 bags of Accent Gems from Dollar Tree or these
- glue that works with non-porous surfaces (E6000 or Glu6 Original)
- plate stand (sturdy enough to hold mirror)
I started by gluing the mirror to the center of the tray, then glued the gems around the mirror. I ended up with four rows of gems to fill the tray. I let it lay flat overnight for the glue to cure.
I had my doubts at first about how this would turn out, but I must say I love it! It looks great on my dresser and I think it adds just the right amount of sparkle and glam to my bedroom.
This post originally appeared on Or So She Says.
Looking for more dollar store crafts? You may like this pretty floral footed plate, fabric scrap wreath, or monogrammed eyeglass case.
That’s a great Idea! I have tons of those glass beads You have given me new ideas to create. Thanks
Thanks Gracie! It turned out better than I thought it would!
Tu Polecam says
Wow. It`s really cool… Is there is any chance that I can buy it from You ?
love how this turned out it looks stunning now
Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline says
Oh, Jeanie ~ this turned out so pretty. I actually prefer it over the starburst mirrors I’ve seen. So unique ~ pinning.
Thanks MaryBeth! I had my doubts at first, but I’m really happy with how it turned out! Thanks for pinning!
Marianne L says
What a creative idea!
OMG that is absolutely gorgeous!!
Thank you Antoinette!
Where can I find a plain mirror like yours?? I love this idea and I’m excited to make it. I hope it comes out as nice as yours.
Printable Calendar says
What a creative idea!
So lovely. I think I’ll make one for my daughter to take to college.
Love this – definitely making it!
Marie, The Interior Frugalista says
I like this idea Jeannie – great way to dress up a plain mirror and inexpensively too! Pinning to share 🙂
What a clever idea. I love how the blue ties in with your dresser. And the plate stand looks beautiful.
Teresa Gooey says
I have made some cute projects with glass beads. Project suggested silicone adhesive but the beads kept sliding out of place while drying. So I used hot glue.
Bad choice- random beads keep popping off. Is there any way to save projects short of scrapping and starting over?
I am not sure this will work but maybe if you put it in the freezer for a short time the glue might become brittle and you may be able to peel it off. I said maybe. It would be a shame to loose all your work.
What a great and unique idea you have shared. I am definitely going to try it.
Such a great post, this very informative and interesting article. I will love this mirror design. Thanks
Love this Unique stuff.
Love this Dresser Mirror – A simple DIY, this one seems amazing and unique, Thanks for sharing this craft with us
Thanks for sharing these Simple DIY, super excited to try this one .
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