DIY Geometric Decorative Mirror

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It’s no secret I love to go on a hunt for junk at my local thrift shops. Every now and then I find a treasure that I know I can make into something really cool! Normally a holiday basket that most of you would have thrown away after the season was over wouldn’t appeal to me but his little beauty had style, geometric style to be exact!

When I grabbed the tray there was a lady standing in front of it and she looked at me funny when she saw what I picked up. Some people have no vision, lol! I saw an interesting geo copper mirror for my Spring dining room refresh, she saw a dirty ugly basket. If only she could see it now! Let me show you how I transformed this ugly basket to my new copper gem.

DIY Geometric Decorative Mirror

Supplies:

Simple geo mirror from a basket

Instructions:

Wash or wipe clean the basket of debris or glue.

Painted copper mirror

I used copper acrylic paint and applied it to the basket with a paint brush. Let the paint dry thoroughly.

NOTE: You could spray paint the basket, but I wanted my basket to be bright copper and I could not find a spray paint color that I liked. I used this paint on my Copper Pumpkins last fall and they came out super glamorous so I knew the results I would get with this particular color and brand.

I always have a circle mirror set on hand just in case I need a round mirror. The sets are pretty cheap and I always find a use for them. You can also find mirrors at craft stores. Pick the mirror that best fits the size of your basket.

Foam wire base

Mine was a little too big but I liked the way it looked so I improvised. This is where the foam circle comes in. Take a skewer all the way through the foam from top to bottom. Insert a piece of plant wire through the foam and add some hot glue to wire to make it stable.

glue foam to mirror

Hot glue the foam circle to the back center of the mirror.

pad mirror with foam

Feed the wire through the wire netting in the base of the basket, pull the wire tight.

tie foam to mirror

Twist the wire until the foam is tight and lies snug against the base. Hot glue the foam to the base and let it dry and that’s it! Clean up your mirror and hang it up! Instant cool from an ordinary holiday basket.

What do you have lying around that you could make into something new for Spring?

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6 Comments

  1. 3.9.16

    Very cool – and I love the gallery wall! Great DIY, thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!!

  2. 3.6.16

    Love re-purposing such everyday items! Great idea!! Visiting from Merry Monday party.

  3. 3.2.16
    Pat Schwab said:

    Kim, The mirror looks so cool. Did you make the pineapple on the wall? Thanks, Pat S

    • 3.2.16
      Kim said:

      Hi Pat thanks so much, glad you liked my holiday basket turned mirror. Yes I made that Pineapple too! I put this sneak peek in here the Pineapple post {lol} will be up on Sunday! So tune in then to see my cutting board transform into a geo painted pineapple!

    • 3.2.16
      Pat Schwab said:

      Kim, I will tune in for pineapple post

  4. 3.2.16
    Erlene said:

    Love! This would be perfect in my oldest daughter’s room. She’s all about all things geometric now. Also love the pineapple. Did you make that too?