I love to decorate with photos. I am also a huge collector of frames. I may have a small gallery wall problem, (I have three!) but that is another story. With all my photos, I am in need of some cute frames. So I decided to whip up some one of kind picture frames! I used smashed up tiled mirrors to create these unique DIY mosaic frames. I love the way it also reflects a little light in my house.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY mosaic mirror frame:
- Unfinished Wide Wooden Frame
- White Paint
- 2 inch Mini Square Mirrors – 3 packs
- 1 inch Mini Square Mirrors – 3 packs
- Gorilla Glue
- Towel & Hammer
- Grout & Spreader
Start by painting the inside and outside edges of your wooden frame white.
Using a small amount of Gorilla Glue, carefully glue the mirror pieces on to the frame. I like to work with the bigger pieces then fill in using the smaller mirror pieces. This part looks like it would take forever but it actually is quite fast! This frame took me about 15 minutes to glue. Once the pieces are on, let the frame sit overnight to dry.
I found my grout at a local hardware store and it was premixed. Using a spreader, work the grout around the frame. It helps to apply pressure then scrape off the excess grout. Take a damp sponge and lightly rub off any excess grout on the mirrors. Then scrape off any extra grout from the sides and inside of the frame. Let the grout dry for about 4 hours before completely cleaning off the mirrors. Don’t worry about there being a slight glaze over the mirrors. This will come off with a little water.
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Tori is the writer and crafter at Lil’ Mrs. Tori. She is a wife and mother to two young boys. Lil’ Mrs. Tori is her creative outlet where she shares her latest craft projects and inspirations.