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DIY Scalloped Mirror

“Oh good golly, Miss Molly…” do I have a treat for you. Wahoo, wahoo! Today’s project is all about a super adorable home decor project that is so, so much fun! I mean seriously, I can’t even believe how much fun this mirror is. It is easy on your pocket book, easy on time and so very easy on the eye! The talented and fabulous Michele from The Scrap Shoppe is here sharing this mirror adorned with lots and lots of felt circles in some of my favorite colors! Get ready to be amazed and so super excited to get all crafty! Enjoy!

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Hi guys! I’m Michele from The Scrap Shoppe. I am always on the hunt for new home decor ideas, especially ones I can create myself for a much lower cost. Plus there’s the whole needing to match my current decor color scheme thing. Sometimes making something yourself is just the best option!

I’ve seen a lot of decorative mirrors with scalloped frames at the home decor stores. The scallops are usually made with various textures, but I have never found one in the perfect size or color to suit me. So I made one!

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Making this decorative mirror couldn’t be easier and you only need a handful of items to pull it off.

Supplies:
Felt circles (1 1/4″)
Mirror (7″)
E-6000
Fabri-Fix
12×12 sheet of cardboard

Felt Circles
I used dark navy, yellow, and white circles. It took approximately 50 of each color to complete the frame for a 7″ mirror. You can find a variety of mirrors at your local craft store.

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1. Use the E-6000 to glue the mirror to the center of the cardboard. Use Fabri-Fix to glue the felt circles to the edge of the mirror. Overlap the circles on the mirror and on each other. Only apply glue to the part of the felt going on the mirror.

2. Create another layer of felt behind the first. Only apply glue to the part of felt being tucked under the first layer of felt. This way the rest of the felt will stay loose so you can keep tucking in new layers as you build the frame. Try to keep colors from matching up from row to row.

3. Continue adding layers to the frame until you either run out of felt or are satisfied with the width.

4. Using “not your best” scissors (don’t dull those fabric or paper scissors!), trim the excess cardboard from the back of the mirror.

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Flip the frame back to the front and make sure none of the cardboard is peeking through from the back. If so, trim it off.

Allow plenty of dry time before hanging – at least 24 hours.

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I used a couple of 3M Velcro Strips to hang my new decorative mirror in just the right place in my entryway! It’s so lightweight that I have zero concern of it falling down.

For ~$20 and 30 minutes time, I have a brand spanking new custom mirror for my living room!

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Seriously, Michele…can this mirror be any cuter? I doubt it! You are one talented lady my friend, and I am in love with this mirror and so excited to make one for my little gal’s room! As everyone knows, I love easy peasy projects that are quick and doesn’t cost a whole lot of dinero! Thank you, thank you for sharing this great home decor project with us today! You have inspired me, and I bet a whole lot of our fabulous readers too!
For more amazing projects by Michele, make sure to visit her blog The Scrap Shoppe.

Raise your hand high in the sky if you are inspired and so ready to get crafty. My hand is just a wavin’! What about yours? If you are also wavin’ that hand, here are a few more fun and fabulous home decor projects that are quick and easy to make and of course, fits into your budget too!

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34 Comments

  1. Posted February 28, 2016 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    Such a fun diy to do and so easy as well 🙂 I have a round mirror with a brown frame and I’m gonna paint the frame white. But it would be fun to perhaps do something more with it. Any ideas? 🙂

    The mirror will we have in our small toilet later.

    I’m working on a link love post and I hope it’s ok if I link to this post?! 🙂

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      Posted March 9, 2016 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jeanette! Thank you so much! I am so glad you like this fun mirror tutorial! You are welcome to link to this post for sure! Thank you for asking! Have a great day and good luck with your mirror re-do! Michelle 🙂

  2. Posted February 28, 2016 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    A fun idea that could be used in so many ways to make frames for all kinds of things. Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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      Posted March 9, 2016 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much for your comment! This fun technique would look amazing on all sorts of mirrors and so many other fun things too…you are so right! Have a great day and thanks again! Michelle 🙂

  3. Posted February 28, 2016 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Super cute mirror! So innovative. Visiting from Monday Funday party.

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      Posted March 9, 2016 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

      Hi there! Thank you so much. I love this fun mirror and how much color and personality it brings into a room! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Michelle 🙂

  4. Posted February 29, 2016 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    That’s so fun and colorful! How cute and clever. I never would have thought to make my own frame, much less one out of so many pieces 🙂

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      Posted March 1, 2016 at 7:57 am | Permalink

      Hi Christine! Thank you so much. I am so glad you like this mirror! I would never have thought to create this either…Michele is so creative and talented! Have a great day and thank you again. Michelle 🙂

  5. Posted March 1, 2016 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    I love this so much, what an excellent idea! The colours are so pretty.

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      Posted March 1, 2016 at 7:50 am | Permalink

      Hi there! Thank you so much! I am so glad you love this fun mirror! Have a great day and thank you again. Michelle 🙂

  6. Posted March 1, 2016 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    This is so lovely, such a great idea!! Pinned & tweeted! Thank you for sharing at #OMHGWW. Have a wonderful week!

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      Posted March 9, 2016 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

      Hi Evija! Thank you so much for the pin and tweet! You are awesome. Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

  7. Posted March 1, 2016 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    This is cute! Would really add a nice pop of color to the wall!

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      Posted March 9, 2016 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

      Hi Cara! Thank you. Isn’t this mirror so bright and fabulous? Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Michelle 🙂

  8. Posted March 2, 2016 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    It’s very cute!

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      Posted March 9, 2016 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

      Hi Antonella! Thank you so much! Have a great day. Michelle 🙂

  9. Posted March 2, 2016 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    This is so cute! Love the idea and the colors you have used!

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      Posted March 9, 2016 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

      Hi Anika! Thank you so so much! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

  10. Posted March 4, 2016 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    This is such a neat project! I love a good felt project any day!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing it with us at Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party. Have a fabulous weekend!

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      Posted March 9, 2016 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

      Hi Christie! Isn’t felt the best? I LOVE it! I am so glad you like this fabulous mirror! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Michelle 🙂

  11. Posted March 5, 2016 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    That mirror is so fun and totally achievable! Love it!!

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      Posted March 9, 2016 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

      Hi Sam! Thank you so much! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Michelle 🙂

  12. Posted March 5, 2016 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    What a fun idea – and I love the point about the easy hanging. Thanks for stopping by Throwback Thursday! We can’t wait to see what you’ll have for us next week!

    Mollie

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      Posted March 9, 2016 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

      Hi Mollie! Thank you so much! Isn’t that easy hanging tip the best? Have a great day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  13. Posted March 6, 2016 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    This is so cute! My girls would love it!
    Thanks for linking it up with us at #2usestuesday, have a wonderful week!

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      Posted March 9, 2016 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

      Hi Pili! Thank you so much! I am so glad you love this fun mirror! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

  14. Posted March 6, 2016 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    I really love it! Managable but the results turn out to be fabulous. TFS, Michele..

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      Posted March 9, 2016 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so very much! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

  15. Posted March 7, 2016 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Such a cute project! Really enjoyed my visit here today! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & shared.Hope to see you again soon!

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      Posted March 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

      Hi Theresa! I am so glad you like this fun mirror! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have great day! Michelle 🙂

  16. Posted March 9, 2016 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Such a great idea! My Daughter would love this in her room! Holly 🙂

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      Posted March 9, 2016 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

      Hi Holly! Thank you so much! Have a great day and have fun making one for your daughter…I think she would love it too! Michelle 🙂

  17. Posted March 12, 2016 at 4:48 am | Permalink

    Great craft! This would look great in my daughter’s room (in pink and purple of course!) Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.

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      Posted March 12, 2016 at 10:08 am | Permalink

      Hi Christine! Thank you so much! Pink and purple would look so super cute! Have a great day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

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