Hello everyone, It’s Karisa from Petite Modern Life. Recently I’ve shared my DIY Concrete Island, DIY Blanket Box, and DIY Light Stands! Today I’m going to share a fun and easy project to uniquely decorate your home: DIY Marble Mirrors.
How to Make Your Own DIY Marble Mirrors
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The greatest aspect of this craft project is how inexpensive the materials are! I found the contact paper on Amazon for a great price and the craft plywood and mirrors can be acquired at a Joann Fabrics or Michael’s Craft store.
First measure and mark your board into thirds. My 12×24 board gave me 3- 8″x 12″ mirrors.
Using your box cutter knife, score the wood until you can evenly break it apart. (You could also run it through a table saw.)Smooth out your edges with light sandpaper.Next decided upon the layout of your mirrors. Trace your mirrors onto the board.
Then trace a slightly small version of your mirrors/shapes inside of the shapes. This is so you can glue the mirrors on the back of the wood without having them fall through.
Score your tracings with the box cutter. Using a straight edge is very helpful. Don’t worry if you mess up your line though, you’ll be covering the board with contact paper!
I used my Dremel with wood/multi purpose saw blade to cut out my shapes. It was much quicker than going over the lines with my box cutter. You can turn your board over halfway during cutting to cut through the other side. Simply punch out the shape once it’s cut close enough to the corners then clean up the edges with your exacto knife and sandpaper.
Next, lay your boards out on top of the contact paper. They fit 2 across perfectly. Cut the contact paper with scissors. Use your exacto knife to cut the contact paper within the shapes like show below. Peel of the backing of the contact paper and stick the board on top. You can smooth out the bubbles after you secure the paper inside of the shapes.To secure the mirrors I simply placed them on top of their shapes and hot glued the edges to the board! It dries fast and didn’t create residue on the other side. Easy!Oh- and they look great!
Mounted to the wall or resting on top of a shelf, these mirrors will make a gorgeous pop to your decor! Thanks for following along this tutorial. You might also like my other posts here.