Log in Sign up
PROFILE MENU

Society of Makers

Don't have an account? Sign up.

Society of Makers

Already have an account? Log in.

Select Guild Forgot Logo Society of Makers

Easy Decoupage Mirror Frame

19 views  •  21 Dec 2022
Alison Jones
20 subscribers

Decoupage Mirror Frame Is A Must Make Project

This is a really fun, quick and easy decoupage project that you can use for either a mirror frame or a picture frame. You can choose any design or pictures that you like to decorate the frame.

Additionally, it can be done with any type of paper, print outs, photocopies, magazine cut outs, etc. This can really help personalise your decoupage project.

Find a cute mirror frame, get your children involved and make a crafting project you will enjoy everything.

To Make A Decoupage Mirror Frame You Will Need

Materials

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Mirror 15cm X 18cm
  • Wallpaper Paste
  • Newspaper
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Paperclip
  • Acrylic Gesso
  • Gift Wrap
  • Scraps of Printed Paper
  • White Tissue Paper
  • Matt Acrylic Varnish

Equipment

  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Metal Ruler
  • Container for Wallpaper Paste
  • Medium Artists Paint Brush
  • Natural Sponge
Easy Decoupage Mirror Frame

Start With The Fun And Messy Bit

Step 1

Begin by cutting out two 16.5cm X 20cm rectangles from the corrugated cardboard. Then lay the piece of mirror in the middle of one of the pieces of cardboard and cut some strips of cardboard to fit around it.

Do this down the two sides, the top and the bottom. Now cut the centre out of the other piece of corrugated cardboard rectangle and leave a 4cm border all the way around.


Step 2

Next, coat all of the pieces of cardboard with the wallpaper paste and leave everything to dry. Then tear the newspaper into strips and coat with wallpaper paste. And cover the front of the frame.

Now stick the cardboard spacers into position on all four sides of the back panel piece. Then cover this with more papier mache strips and leave to dry. Repeat a second time and leave to dry again.

Our decoupage mirror frame project is coming together.
Easy Decoupage Mirror Frame

How To Make A Simple Decoupage Mirror Frame

Step 3

Once the papier mache is completely dry, paint the inside surfaces of the frame with black paint to minimalize any potential reflection that the mirror could cause once assembled.


Step 4

Now, open out the paperclip and thread one end through the papier mache at the middle back of the frame. Then paste strips of newspaper over the paperclip, leaving the top part showing to create a hook.
Easy Decoupage Mirror Frame

Making A Decoupage Mirror Frame

Step 5

Next, attach the front of the frame to the back of the frame with more strips of newspaper pasted on. Stick folded strips over the top of the frame to either side of the opening to add further strength to the frame. When dry, paint the frame with acrylic gesso.


Step 6

Once dry, sponge thin yellow paint or a colour of your choice onto the entire frame, and allow it to dry thoroughly. Then sponge the whole frame in green paint or another colour of your choice. This will create a pretty mottled effect.
Easy Decoupage Mirror Frame

Decorating The Mirror Frame

Step 7

Now for the decoration. Tear off the lemon designs from the wrapping paper. You can use any design that you like. Then arrange the designs over the frame. If you have any gaps between your design, in my case lemons, fill in the gaps with other small pieces of printed paper. Glue everything into position.


Step 8

Then to soften the design a little, tear small pieces of white tissue paper and glue them onto the frame. If you like, you can crinkle them a little and overlap some of the pictures. Once the whole frame is dry, apply two coats of matt varnish and leave to dry again. Finally slide the mirror into the top of the frame.
Easy Decoupage Mirror Frame

Decoupage Mirror Frame Conclusion

I really like this project. Lots of crafting projects, we love making and love enjoying showing them off. But them we pop them away in a safe place. My own decoupage mirror frame I actually use every day. And I know the few we have made for others also get used many times a day.

So if you want to give a gift, that will brighten up someone's life and also be very practical. This is a great crafting project to try.
0 Comments
CANCEL
CLEAR
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250831191S070239351000.jpg thumbnail
Personalised Decoupage Shoe Boxes
Alison Jones
23 views • 15 Dec 2022
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250831021S070238161000.jpg thumbnail
Beautiful Decorative Floral Eggs
Alison Jones
35 views • 13 Dec 2022
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260343261S41000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Decoupage a Tray for Tea Time
Kids Craft Club
28 views • 15 Aug 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250831471S070239021000.jpg thumbnail
A Smart Decoupage Hat Box
Alison Jones
28 views • 16 Dec 2022
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250840351S11000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Decorative Leaf Decoupage Screen
Alison Jones
27 views • 7 Apr 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250841151S11000-standard.jpg thumbnail
How To Make A Simple Decoupage Flower Clock
Alison Jones
42 views • 17 Apr 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260309041S11000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Decoupage Means Decorating With Cut Papers
Kids Craft Ideas
18 views • 14 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250836091S21000-standard.jpg thumbnail
A Simple Hand Tinted Picture Frame
Alison Jones
27 views • 23 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250839031S81000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Fun Shoe Display Boxes
Alison Jones
21 views • 29 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250834341S010932331000.jpg thumbnail
Make a Vintage Decorative Decoupage Tea Tray
Alison Jones
25 views • 1 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250933261S91000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Making A Vintage Decoupage Coat Rack For Children
Lottie Smith
33 views • 9 Apr 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250845351S110839351000.jpg thumbnail
A Decorative Decoupage Tray
Elizabeth Richards
18 views • 22 Dec 2022
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250830211S070237361000.jpg thumbnail
How To Make A Decoupage Table Top
Alison Jones
28 views • 12 Dec 2022
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250835401S140729411000.jpg thumbnail
Making A Decoupage Waste Bin For My Craft Room
Alison Jones
22 views • 11 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250837021S51000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Pretty Floral Paper Candle Shades
Alison Jones
40 views • 23 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250832131S100214181000.jpg thumbnail
A Fun Personalised Picture Frame
Alison Jones
28 views • 18 Dec 2022
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260341211S11000-standard.jpg thumbnail
A Fun Decoupaged Picture Frame
Kids Craft Club
27 views • 5 Aug 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250836231S31000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Making A Decorative Country Cupboard
Alison Jones
33 views • 26 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250845471S31000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make A Fun Floral Decoupage Gift Box
Elizabeth Richards
31 views • 27 Dec 2022
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250845231S81000-standard.jpg thumbnail
How To Decoupage A Wooden Box
Elizabeth Richards
12 views • 21 Dec 2022
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250833211S140445061000.jpg thumbnail
How To Make A Vintage Wooden Decoupage Chest
Alison Jones
14 views • 20 Dec 2022
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260317411S81000-standard.jpg thumbnail
You Will Love Making Paper Flowers
Things Kids Can Make
46 views • 3 Mar 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250900181S11000-standard.jpg thumbnail
How To Make A Pretty Rose Petal Confetti Box
Katie Isaacs
31 views • 14 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260310041S51000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Modelling Clay Magnets for Clever Kids
Kids Craft Ideas
16 views • 22 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260352011S1000a-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make a Tool Wrap for a Fathers Day Gift
Kids Craft Club
18 views • 9 Dec 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260348011S1000a-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make Your Own Flower and Leaf Paper
Kids Craft Club
37 views • 17 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260332091S150126141001.jpg thumbnail
YouTube Channel Johanna Clough Review. Make A Note In Your Journa...
Jane's Best Of YouTube Makers
47 views • 17 Apr 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260322011S31000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Have Fun and Make Painted China
Things Kids Can Make
18 views • 6 Apr 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250845101S11000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Black And White Decorated Eggs
Elizabeth Richards
34 views • 20 Dec 2022
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250943191S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Fun House-Warming Pop Up House Card
Sandy Lane
18 views • 31 Jan 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260316461S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Rolled Paper Beads for Kids to Make
Things Kids Can Make
18 views • 28 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260100091S11001-standard.jpg thumbnail
Revolutionise Your Home Decor with the Ultimate Iris Throw Hack
Ms Felt
28 views • 9 Sep 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260104491S31008-standard.jpg thumbnail
Making A Felt Toy Box
Ms Felt
23 views • 18 Mar 2024
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260104111S31006-standard.jpg thumbnail
Instructions for Crafting a Felt Butterfly Lampshade
Ms Felt
34 views • 18 Dec 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260307141S291211151000.jpg thumbnail
Making Paper Flowers Is Lots of Fun
Kids Craft Ideas
21 views • 5 Feb 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260103591S21003-standard.jpg thumbnail
Super Cozy Felt Swallow Cushion
Ms Felt
26 views • 14 Dec 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/260322361S51000-standard.jpg thumbnail
Make a Crazy Tie-Dye Vest Wow!
Things Kids Can Make
21 views • 12 Apr 2023
/mystu/newpost/uploads/202310/250935401S61000-standard.jpg thumbnail
How To Make A Basic Picture Frame
Joe Martin
12 views • 13 Jan 2023