DIY Flat Glass Stones Decorated Mirror

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Mirrors are a fun, easy, and beautiful way to bring personality and light to a room. By light, I don’t mean kumbaya energy – I literally mean light from lamps or the sun because it reflects around the room. That’s why I particularly like using them in dark rooms that lack natural light. I actually decorated this mirror years ago, but it has found a space in the last four places I have lived. Currently, this mirror is hanging in our bathroom on the wall perpendicular to our sink and vanity mirror. Since Tyler and I share a bathroom, it’s nice to have two mirrors. Blues and greens are always somewhere in my living space and they are also the colors in my wedding.

MATERIALS

  • 1 mirror with wide frame. I bought mine from the Goodwill and it had a white wood frame.
  • Flat Back Round Acrylic Jewels. Choose any color or a mix of colors that you like

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wipe down the frame so there is no dust or particulate matter for the gems to stick to and let dry.
  2. You could paint the frame white (mine already was white) in order for the true color of the stones to show.
  3. Hot glue the gem stones to the frame. If you have large stones, glue them down first and work around them. You can lay the stones out before gluing to make sure it will be what you want.
  4. After gluing the flat side of the stone, press firmly on to the frame for about 30 seconds.

 

Below is a close up of the gem stones. As you can see they are randomly placed and are not completely covering the frame. You can see the white wood underneath.gemstone mirror. upcycled home decor for bathroom. diy hot glue stones to frame | bexbernard.com
That’s all! Like I mentioned, I’ve had this mirror for years. The stones have stayed adhered to the frame and withstood four moves. It will be much heavier with the stones, so make sure the hanging materials are strong.

gemstone mirror. upcycled home decor for bathroom. diy hot glue stones to frame | bexbernard.comHow have you upcycled a mirror? If you have a link to your photo or instructions, write it in the comments below!

 

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